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MWD: DRESSING FOR A HEATWAVE

13.07.13

With a well-overdue heatwave in full swing here in London, we thought it would be the best time to discuss combatting hot weather with high summer staples. Plus, just because our summers can be unreliable, doesn't mean we should ignore our readers across the world who regularly enjoy high temperatures! However envious we might be...

The Shirt & Chinos

When it comes to your attire during a heatwave, it's all about keeping cool in style. Short-sleeved shirts are ideal for this, although rolling up the sleeves of a more formal piece is another way to stylishly avoid overheating.

Chinos and other lightweight styles of trousers are perfect for the hotter months. Often in softer hues, neutrals or vibrant colours, chinos are perfect for brightening up a man's summer wardrobe.

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The Vest/Tee

Life's a breeze in a simple vest or tee. OK, probably not suitable for every workplace or occasion, but perfect for when you're experiencing a heatwave the way we are in London this weekend. We suggest opting for a shirt with a print or flecked texture, whereas T-shirts are often best when kept minimal.

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The Shorts

Sometimes when it gets really hot during a heatwave, not even chinos will suffice. Shorts are the obvious summer essential and a man can never have enough pairs. Tailored styles are perfect for the sharper gentleman, while a bold hue will ensure your look remains contemporary yet light-hearted.

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The Shoes

Don't let a heatwave prevent you from putting your best foot forward. From slip-on brogues and tasselled loafers to deck and driving shoes, summer shoes finish off a stylish hot-weather ensemble. It's best to forget socks when temperatures get too hot, although if you're worried about getting sweaty, our advice would be to opt for thin or transparent ankle socks.

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