It's time

In the humid, tropical Philippines, the warmest season does not forgive the usual layering of temperate countries; this can be done only with the thinnest materials.

The alternatives for style involve exploring cut, fabric, proportion, silhouette, and - you guessed it - accessories.

Gold-plated automatic watch, Omega Seamaster; pocket watch from a Beijing antique market worn as a pendant (using a stainless steel ball chain necklace); pocket watch chain used as a bracelet

At the underpass at the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Rufino Street, and then at Ayala Avenue

Shirt, Chevignon; semi-stretch trousers, Y-3; thrifted gold sneakers, Adidas; socks, Tommy Hilfiger; gray PVC belt (not seen), Izzue

Street photos by Paolo Joseph Lising