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Summer is in full swing and with it comes the searing temperatures that make men dress sloppy. The heat should not be used as an excuse to dress down. Rather, it is important to dress smart by wearing clothes that are lightweight and allow your body to breathe. However, this is not about polo shirts and chinos. This about choosing to skip the belt and socks because it works so well with polo shirts and chinos. Eschewing the belt gives one that rakish look; just make sure your trousers fit well. Going sockless is highly debatable in a country that prides itself on hygiene but you should anyway. It feels somewhat liberating to lose the belt and let your ankles breathe and summer is the perfect time to do just that.

Polo shirt by GANT. Chinos by GAP. Loafers by Gibi. Watch by Orient.