In our Style Spotlight this week we take a look back at a fashion icon of the past, Sir Roger Moore, as he celebrates his 87th birthday this month. Born in 1927 he established himself in the TV & Film industry throughout the 50s and 60s, leading him to his career change role in the Saint before moving on to one of the most in demand roles of all time, that of 007.
Becoming known for his combination of wit and sophistication in his roles, Roger Moore has undoubtedly stood out as a cultural style icon.
Most famous as Mr James Bond, Moore served as the longest standing actor in the role and starred in a total of seven films. Roger spent most of his time in this role draped in suits that were nipped and tucked to perfection by tailors Douglas Hayward and Cyril Castles.
These suits attracted attention from other famous style icons including the likes of Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra who famously complimented Moore on the cut of his overcoats. His sophisticated look was finished off with a slick pair of black shoes, similar to our Anatomic & Co Manduri Derby and were always polished to perfection.
It wasn’t just his time spent as the suave James Bond that Roger Moore became a style icon, showcasing an impressive number of iconic looks throughout various roles over the years. The safari jacket worn in the 1965 episode of the Saint put Moore ahead in the style stakes, before Yves Saint Laurent in the late 60s made it a fashion statement of the time.
Off the screen, Roger Moore had a laidback style that made him as effortlessly cool as his on screen characters. Un-buttoned shirts, light coloured jeans and casual ankle boots with prominent creasing, evidently showing years of hard work, adventure and travel. Happy Birthday Roger Moore, a worthy focus of our style spotlight.
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The weekend often means a lot of walking, whether it’s catching up with errands that we haven’t had time for in the week, or going on a brisk walk (of course stopping at a few pubs along the way). Either way, comfort is key.
We break down our top three picks, as here at Anatomic & Co we know the importance of getting the right footwear for the job!
The Art Fair (Freize)
As Freize has kicked off this week, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, this calls for footwear that is a combination of style and comfort.
The Palma cherry brogue is a great choice. First off, the vivid colour will add a pop to your outfit, whilst the detailing adds that perfect finishing touch. With special features including our Anatomic Gel Technology and our latest Bulldog sole, you can ensure that you will spend the day exploring the art in comfort.
The Country Walk
A long country stroll is the perfect way to unwind from your stressful week. Along the way you may come across uneven terrain so it’s important to find the right footwear that can tackle the job.
Our Garibaldi boot is one sturdy boot! Not only does it come with our innovative Bulldog sole enabling you to explore a range of surfaces, it is also a stylish boot that won’t have you looking out of place in the pubs you may stumble upon along the way (we all know it’s inevitable).
The Drive to the Coast
Sometimes, it’s great to get away to the coast! Just because Summer is over, it doesn’t mean we can’t cling on to the remaining October sun and the best British coastline views.
A comfortable driving shoe such as the Tavares is the perfect accompaniment to your outfit. With the lightweight design, supple leather uppers, flexible soles and soft sheepskin lining you can guarantee a drive in comfort.
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This week our Anatomic & Co AW14 range featured on the exciting fashion and style blog, Inveterate.
The article highlights the groundbreaking developments in this season’s collection, including our revolutionary sole range. The Bulldog, Carpediem and Munique soles are available in a range of footwear styles, offering you the very best in combined functionality, design and comfort.
Additions to the collection, such as our desert boot with moccasin style construction, have been defined by Inveterate as a
‘must have’ for this Autumn/Winter.
Shop the AW14 collection here.
Read the full article here: http://www.inveterate.co.uk/style/2014/10/anatomic-co-new-autumnwinter-2014-menswear-collection-announced
This summer we have been enthralled with the celebrity wedding extravaganza – the nuptials between George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Not only were we anticipating the next stylish outfit choices by the duo, we also couldn’t help but give top marks to the A- list groom, who kept us on our toes (excuse the pun) across the three day occasion with his on point footwear choices.
Take inspiration from the man himself to ensure you are photo album ready at all times, as we rewind and pick out our favourite wedding looks.
As the big day mounts, pre celebrations are in full swing! If you are planning a wedding abroad, both style and comfort are key. For on point style take note from Mr Clooney and opt for a traditional brown derby shoe with a smooth silhouette, such as our Peixe shoe. With special features such as our removable sheepskin PU insole, you can ensure your pre wedding errands are carried out in maximum comfort.
The Big Day
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Your big day has finally arrived and all eyes are on you. Meaning a great pair of shoes is paramount! Opt for a smart and sophisticated pair, such as the ones worn by George. Here at Anatomic & Co we know that small details make all the difference, so take style inspiration from the celebrity groom and opt for a footwear option such as our Manduri lace up shoe. This style features smooth uppers, complimented by toe caps and finished off with contrasting double stitching. As the anticipation builds our sheepskin PU insoles will come to your rescue and keep your feet breathing throughout the day – Phew!
Even though the wedding nuptials have been and gone, it doesn’t mean your style has to suffer, as shown by Mr Clooney. A smart black shoe teamed with a grey suit is sure to be a winner. George has opted for a style with modern details for a touch of class. A shoe such as our Palma brogue is the perfect choice post wedding and combined with our Anatomic Gel Technology, you can finally relax and enjoy your newly married status.
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In our ‘Shoe and Place’ post this week we take a look at the Garibaldi region in Brazil, which we took as inspiration for the name of the Garibaldi boot from our new AW14 collection.
Garibaldi is a town located in Rio Grande de Sul, in the Southern region of Brazil. An area widely renowned for its wine and champagne production, which originally started when the Italians that flocked to the region brought with them their expertise in producing high quality wine. Since then winemaking has become an important part of Garibaldi and the town is now the main producer of the beverage in Brazil.
The origin of the name ‘Garibaldi’ is a tribute to the Italian general and politician Giuseppe Garibaldi who was married to Anita Garibaldi who originates from Brazil. The heritage of the name also represents the mixed population of Italian and Brazilian people in the region.
Similarly to the area, our Garibaldi boot is a versatile footwear choice. The traditional Chelsea boot is sophisticated enough to wear with a smart outfit or great styled with chinos or jeans for a range of weekend pursuits. Our innovative rubberised, commando-style Bulldog sole will enable you to tackle a range of terrains also making this boot perfect for the change in season.
The sole of the shoe has never been more prominent this season, as seen at LCM this year. Take a read to find out how you can interpret the trend into your own style…
A utilitarian focus was spotted as a key trend for footwear at LCM this year. To pull this look off we suggest opting for a boot such as our Anatomic & Co Jari in black, featuring our innovative Bulldog sole for maximum grip; finishing off your workman style perfectly.
A bold sole stole the show at LCM this season. Add a pop of colour to your outfit by choosing a footwear style such as our Anatomic & Co Franca boot. For this look we suggest you go for the suede navy that features our contrasting ‘relax’ sole, offering you comfort and style combined – win!
If you want to push the boundaries, then try going for a sartorial style with a statement sole. Our Anatomic & Co Tucano brogue will give you exactly that and features our stand out England Rubber Gel sole for a classic look, reinvented.