No man wants a rogue piece of ash or white-hot briquette landing between his toes when it comes to tending a barbie. Instead, keep things fresh – but enclosed – in a pair of light New Balance trainers.
Likewise, robust shorts are the thinking man’s option when it comes to barbecue attire – preferably something like denim, which acts as a good barrier between the flames and, well, you know.
With your bottom half sorted, you’ll want to keep things smart-ish on top in an Oxford shirt, and ensure there’s a pair of sunglasses on standby to throw on in case a burger spontaneously combusts or it gets too smoky.
Finally, if it’s not your barbecue and you’ve been invited to someone else’s, you’ll need a backpack capable of transporting a selection of marinades and a large piece of Tupperware filled with sub-par coleslaw, such as the one below.