Let’s face it — the last thing you want on a hot day is to be buttoned up in a two-piece suit, so sticking to the sartorial gray area that is "smart/casual" can reap stylish and seasonally appropriate rewards. Ted Baker's latest line negotiates this challenge with ease — its gray chinos providing a versatile base for you to dial up the neatness as you wish.
For a casual touch, pinroll the cuffs and throw on a simple navy pocket tee up top, keeping hold of your textured bomber for when the sun sets. Alternatively, swap out the tee for a short-sleeved white shirt, buttoning it to the top in formal 'fits or leaving it open with a tee layered beneath for a laid-back look. Shop the collection below and explore the range in more detail with the brand’s 360-degree video.