This Morning's etiquette expert gives summer holiday advice

Whether you're heading on a mini getaway, an extra long break or opting for a staycation - there are a lot of things to think about this summer. And as millions head off to lap up the sun, sea and sand, This Morning's etiquette experts have offered a helping hand as to how to behave in the sunshine. From socks and sandals to men going topless in public, William Hanson has left no stone unturned when it comes to his guide.

Speaking on the ITV daytime show on Monday, July 22, this is what the expert came up with.

Topless men in public - "There's a time and a place"

We have all seen it.

Whether it's a coastal beach or a lunchtime walk through the city centre, when it's hot, people tend to strip off. And according to William, it's not anything to do with the body.

This Morning's etiquette expert William Hanson gives summer holiday advice

William said: "I hate men going topless. It doesn't matter what type of body you have, whether you look like a Love Island contestant or not.

"It's a shared experience, you may want to go topless, but there are probably lots of people who don't want to see it.

"There's a time and a place, the supermarket is not a swimming pool.

It's not hygienic, I don't want to be picking their hair out of the mangos."

The age old debate, socks and sandals?

Some consider it a fashion faux pas, others a comfy choice. William, however, has a rather more harsh thought.

"I've never tried socks and sandals, I would imagine it's quite difficult to wear them.

"In my opinion it's just an attention seeking thing. People who wear socks with flip flops or sandals are just making a cry for help."

This Morning's etiquette expert gives summer holiday adviceYay or nay to socks and sandals?

Holiday boozing pre-noon?

Is there really such thing as time when you're holidaying?

It's fair to say that morning, noon and night all ends up rolling it to one but what about when it comes to an alcoholic beverage?

Turns out, he's not a fan of an airport pint. William said: "I just don't like it, and would never do it myself. Your holiday isn't meant to start in the airport.

"There's also obviously a general correlation between drinking and behaviour plummeting, you can't behave in an airport how you would in your private villa in Portugal."

Should you eat at the same place every night?

Sometimes you just like what you like so going back to the same place you have grown to love seems like a pretty reasonable plan.

Or maybe not.

This Morning's etiquette expert gives summer holiday adviceDo you stick to the same place for dinner every night on holiday?

He said: "Staying at the same table for dinner, every night, at the same hotel restaurant, eating the same or similar food is very lower middle behaviour.

"Embrace variety!"

Changing in public?

William said: "Changing on the beach - if it's not a nudist beach, don't make it one. If there's somewhere to go, like a beach hut, go to one. You have to be bothered and respect others."

Ever had an experience towel shaker?

It's not something that immediately comes to mind but when you do think about it, it's pretty annoying and the last thing you want is a face full of sand whilst relaxing on the beach.

"If the beach is crowded then obviously this becomes a problem, but there's no excuse for spraying people with sand, you have legs, just pick it up and walk towards the sea when you need to shake it out," William said.

This Morning's etiquette expert gives summer holiday adviceNobody wants and unpleasant beach situation

"Your holiday is not a holiday from good manners, you have to consider other people."

The sun doesn't shine indoors...

It's been a look rocked by celebrities for years but is there really any need to wear sunglasses indoors?

"Sunglasses indoors - there really is no need.

It's a 'look at me' statement. Especially when you are trying to have a conversation, it's just rude not to look people in the eye.

This Morning's etiquette expert gives summer holiday adviceDitch the sunglasses when not outdoors

"In a dimly lit environment it's actually just dangerous, you might trip over something."

And finally, the sunlounger...

Towels on, towels off. Saved, not saved.

Bagging that sought after spot next to the pool is a holiday mission in itself.

"You can 'hog' a sunbed for a maximum of 30 minutes, but putting your belongings on it and not using it is unacceptable," William said.

"Obviously it depends on how busy the pool area is, but if it's busy then under 30 minutes is the longest you can save."

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