What to wear to a BBQ

What should men wear to a barbecue.? Chino shorts and a short-sleeved shirt are ideal.

Chino shorts and a short-sleeved shirt are the perfect bbq combination.
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There’s nothing like chargrilled steak washed down with your favourite lager to get the old tastebuds watering – and nothing like burned on the outside, raw in the middle chicken to turn a pleasant evening with friends into a toilet-hugging disaster.

To help you avoid the clothing equivalent of salmonella, here’s your guide to dressing for a summer BBQ. How to look snappy without under- or over-cooking it.
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What to wear to Lord’s

Cricket ball being held in the hand of a cricket player

Make sure you’re properly suited and booted for a day of cricket
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Nobody does stuffy like the British, and of all sporting institutions, the MCC must surely rank among the stuffiest of all. So much so that having taken the unusually bold step of issuing dress code cards, the 225-year-old institution nevertheless manages to make its models look like shabby waxwork dummies rescued from a cellar at Madame Tussauds; not even their trousers fit.

Should you be off to the cricket this summer, do read on – here we’ve interpreted the Lord’s dress code in such a way that you’ll be an oasis of understated sophistication in a sea of stuffed shirts.
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What to wear to Wimbledon


The dress code may have been relaxed, but VIP access still requires a jacket and tie.
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Lewis Hamilton should have known better than to turn up at Wimbledon, in 2015, without his jacket and tie. You don’t get into the Royal box without looking your regal best, and he was rightly sent packing.

You may not have tickets to sit with the royals or join the execs and celebs in the members’ enclosure, but it’s still best to look like you could rub shoulders with the VIPs and hold your own. Here’s what to wear to Wimbledon.
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