Dingdong Dantes and the significance of sleek accessories

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Dingdong Dantes is not very particular with clothes, but he likes to wear fancy accessories like a nice belt or shoes, and a fancy watch. He admires the new Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT (inset) for its stylish yet functional appeal.

Unlike women who are bombarded with thousands of fashion options, men are limited, unfortunately, to only a few.

Which is why actor Dingdong Dantes says it's important for a man to make his minimal accessories count.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on July 12, the former My Beloved star said that a man’s outfit must always be simple but sleek.

“Keep it simple lang. Para sa akin, there are only two significant items that should be seen—one is the watch and the other could be either the shoes or a belt.

“Iyon lang iyong parang accent and that’s it. And even if you’re just in jeans and white shirt, lilitaw iyan.”

At the Cav Wine Bar on Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, where the launch of Swiss watch brand Breitling’s latest collection was held, the stylish star wore exactly that kind of ensemble.


Dingdong donned a checkered shirt and a black velvet blazer combo from Zara Man.

He paired it with denim jeans from Diesel, brown suede boots from John Varvatos, and a Breitling watch called the Chronomat 44 GMT.

This particular piece is made with the same aviation-quality chronograph that the brand is known for.

It is completely made of steel and is designed to look more casual with a genuine leather strap.

It also has a smaller face diameter of 44mm, making it perfect for everyday use and for travel.

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Every time he travels abroad, he never forgets to wear a watch that provides multiple timezone readings.

Dingdong says, “Iyong watch, siyempre, importante iyan pag nagta-travel, depende kung ano iyong pupuntahan mo.

“Kasi meron iyong tinatawag na world time, so i-adjust mo lang iyong oras kung saan ka.”


While he owns a variety of specialty watches, Dingdong usually prefers to wear multifunctional pieces because he likes to travel light.

“Kapag nagta-travel ako ang constant lang na dala ko is my wallet at saka isang matinding, parang all-around na maong.

“Iyon lang, kasi usually bibilhin ko na lang kung anong kailangan ko doon sa pupuntahan ko.”

Traveling abroad also spells an opportunity for him to go shopping.

Dingdong tells PEP his shopping habit: “Whenever I go inside the store, automatically I see what I want.

“Hindi ako matagal [mag-shopping]. Pagpasok, ‘O, ito na. Ito na.’

“Minsan I just get three colors of the same style that I like. Ganoon lang kabilis.”





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