x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Made to Measure: summer's staple for men is chinos

Amp up your wardrobe with the one garment that comes out on top this summer.

Opt for a slimmer cut, toss 'em on in the morning (with a slight taper below the knee), throw a neutral solid shirt, finish off with a pair of trainers and repeat.

• If you'd like to step out of the box style-wise, but are still wary of shocking hues and prints, this is a good place to start.

Aubin & Wills, Dh230

• Similar to your favourite pair of denims, wear them like crazy until they take on a faded, distressed feel.

Gant Rugger, Dh250

• Red is actually the easiest colour to pull off this season - it can be worn with both light and dark tops.

McQ Alexander McQueen, Dh595

• A deeper shade best-suited at night, with a jacket and dress shirt.

Paul Smith, Dh430

• On trend and unexpected, but still work-appropriate.

Brooks Brothers, Dh285

• A washed-red hue is the perfect bold contrast to a crisp white shirt.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Dh310

• Complement the warm washed terracotta hue with greys and blacks.

J Brand, Dh640

• Really looking for a reaction? Just go for it.

Band of Outsiders, Dh445