Mood board: Diesel Black Gold is getting cleaner and cooler by the season in its new mission to elevate boy basics to greatness. Not only does the collection offer polished sportswear, but it gets the award for the season’s best-looking denim.

Best in show: The trousers this season in spotless dark denim, crisp khaki and white nylon were also right-on: their voluminous balloon silhouettes flooded in a pool around the models scrawny ankles and looked just right with snug flat workwear jackets. Also delicious was a whole segment in monotone dusty pinks, which is shaping up to be the men’s colour of the season.

Finishing touches: Rugged footwear grounded all of the voluminous lower halves. Cropped booties and gladiator-style high top sandals all had thick black rubber soles ready to scamper across rocks or sprint down hot summer streets.