We are fast approaching the festive season and what better way to get in the spirit of the season than by visiting the recently launched ‘Fashioning Winter’ exhibition at Somerset House. The exhibition has been constructed by nine curators, each taking a glimpse back at some of the key fashion trends throughout the years, starting from the early twentieth century.
Explore the range of themes from leisure pursuits including the ‘Moving Mountains’ display that takes a look at the skiing culture over the years to ‘White Perspectives’ looking at the use of this seasonal colour in Western times.
Whilst there you can take a look back at ‘Winter in Wartime’ that captures the British Armed forces during the First World War, looking at key garments and accessories that were used to keep the soldiers warm during the cold months.
For full details on Fashioning Winter visit here.
The Grey Fox
We have to say, we do love a good solid brogue here at Anatomic HQ and this week the stylish founder of The Silver Fox blog didn’t disappoint. Take inspiration from the style maverick and team a brown pair of brogues such as our Anatomic & Co Palmas with a pair of festive socks and turned up trousers for a casual cool look.
Follow his Instagram at @greyfoxblog
Style enthusiast and blogger, Adam Gallagher, continues to inspire us with his effortless style. This week we couldn’t help but admire his outfit, teaming brown Desert boots similar to our Colorado’s with a turned up dark pair of jeans, a smart black jacket and dark shades to finish. Winter suave epitomised.
Follow his Instagram at @iamgalla
A loafer is a key footwear staple this season and Fabio Attansio, contributor to GQ Italia shows us exactly how this type of shoe should be worn. To get Fabio’s look opt for a style such as our Anatomic & Co Barbosa penny loafer in tanned grain leather and pair with a slick turned up pair of trousers and contrasting socks. Bravo!
Follow his Instagram at @fabioattanasio
This week we give you a round up of our recommended things to do. Whether you are after a taste of culture or something unique you can do with all the family, read on below for inspiration.
World Press Photo Exhibition
Step into the world of photography in the latest exhibition housed at the Southbank Centre. The gallery will be displaying entries from across the globe to celebrate the renowned World Press Photo Competition. Expect to see a range of work that displays a multi-dimensional perspective of the modern day.
The Fractured and Feline Exhibition
Queen of Multi-Media art, Quentin Jones, is launching her new exhibition named the Fractured and Feline at the Vinyl Factory on Wednesday 19th November. The artist has collaborated with designer Robert Storey for a unique and exciting collection of work. The exhibition, located at the Vinyl Factory space in the Brewer Street car park is definitely a must see for those who appreciate the out of the ordinary, using a distorted combination of mediums.
Digital Art Screening
Embrace the modern world through a screening and talk of contemporary art practice, titled Dream: ON, demonstrating the work from artists worldwide. A must-see for those who have an interest in the technological and digital advancements in the art world.
Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park
Take yourself on a magical walk through the Enchanted Woodland at the gardens of Syon, located in the grounds of the Duke of Northumberland’s house. Bring your friends and family along for a truly special experience and soak up the heritage that dates back around 600 years ago. A beautiful multi-coloured lit up path will guide you through the mysterious path as you stroll round the forest.
One of the most highly credited actors has turned forty, giving us a great excuse to take a look back at some of his all time best looks along the way. Here’s to 40 years of age Leonardo DiCaprio.
A young Leo shows a more laidback style that we’re used to seeing now. Sporting a beanie, oversized printed shirt and boho inspired accessories – a true urban boy about town.
Coming into the late 90s, Leonardo started to show a more suave aesthetic to his style, potentially taking some of the characteristics from his role as Romeo Montague in Romeo and Juliet – a few fashion tips were picked up along the way we think!
The role of Jack Dawson in the film Titanic propelled him further into the limelight. Outside of the role he continued to portray a sophisticated look, spotted at the premiere of Titanic wearing a slick two-piece, fresh white shirt and metallic tie with a pair of shiny black shoes. Notably adopting a spiked hairstyle to compliment his new look.
As his status grew, so did his experimentation with outfit choices into the 2000’s. Gone was the standard white shirt and suit, Leo embraced change combining a navy suit and matching tie with a vivid contrasting blue shirt – a bold move! With his movie star status in full swing his style evolution continued, mixing pattern, texture and colour effortlessly – not forgetting his trophy facial hair.
As we take a look back at our favourite looks from Leo, we couldn’t help but admire Mr DiCaprio’s outfit staple; the trademark smart black shoe.
We have just the footwear for you to replicate his ultimate movie star look…meet our Anatomic & Co Manduri lace-up shoe.
This footwear choice is a sharp number, featuring smooth leather uppers with a contrasting toe cap and double stitching, making the Manduri the perfect pair for those special occasions.
Happy Birthday Leo!
(Image credits: Huffington Post, Daily Mail)
It’s November, which means that not only is the festive season slowly creeping upon us, but it’s a time to come together to support Men’s Health for Movember.
There are many different types of moustache you can go for, whether you champion facial hair on a regular basis or simply want to show your support towards a good cause, wear your tache with pride!
To show you just how long the moustache has been around and give you inspiration as to how you can adopt one into your style, take a look at our ‘then and now’ of the Movember man.
Let’s start with Freddie Mercury, not only known for being the lead vocalist of Queen but also for his statement handlebar. If leather and all round glam-rock is your thing then Freddie is your man for inspiration. Take a look at some of his key looks below.
Another man that became synonymous with his great facial hair is the actor Tom Selleck, who was known for his roles in Magnum Pi and the drama, Blue Blood. Often seen sporting a suit with his hair groomed to perfection and the added touch of a prominent moustache. Take inspiration from Tom and style your moustache with a sharp two piece, perfectly styled hair and a slick pair of shoes such as our Anatomic & Co Manduri shoe.
A modern day icon who isn’t afraid to experiment with his look is the one and only Mr David Beckham. We’ve recently spotted him out and about sporting a fully fledged moustache, teamed with a tough leather biker jacket, slouchy jeans and a pair of sturdy lace-up military boots similar to our Anatomic & Co Alto and Pedras footwear.
Leonardo Di Caprio
The man himself, Leonardo Di Caprio, has become a firm contender in the facial hair stakes. He has recently been seen with a finely groomed moustache leading into a beard. If you’re not afraid of pushing the boundaries this Movember, opt for a style like Leo’s and channel your inner caveman – not a look for everyone we imagine!
(Image credits: Zimbio, Huffington Post)
T’is the season to be jolly… almost! We know how much there is to do this time of the year and we hate to nag, but preparation is key.
As ever, we’re here to give you a helping hand with the tricky task of finding the perfect footwear for your office parties this festive season, so you can dance your party shoes off in style!
We have pulled together an edit of the key looks to embrace for your special occasion.
Mr Festive (Not afraid to get in the Christmas spirit)
If you find yourself as the one that chooses to channel anything remotely Christmassy into your look, then the key to your perfect footwear choice is going for a bold festive colour. We suggest opting for a style such as our Anatomic & Co Palma in a bold suede cherry or olive that will finish off your look superbly.
Mr Sharp and Sophisticated (At all times)
If you use the office party as a chance to show your inner James Bond then a sharp and slick black shoe is for you! Go for a style such as our Anatomic & Co Manduri or Guara and pair with a crisp white shirt, black trousers and a tie or bow tie for the ultimate sophisticated look. Don’t worry if you like to hit the dance floor, our Anatomic Gel Technology offers the maximum in comfort to ensure you’re the last one standing!
Mr Off-Duty Smart (Office party means out of work hours!)
If your Christmas party is nothing more than a friendly get together down the local, this doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style. We suggest going for a sturdy brogue such as our Tucano which has all the finer details to show your colleagues just how well you can pull off the out-of-office look. Team with dark coloured chinos or jeans, a smart shirt and a contrasting blazer to complete your outfit.
It’s time to embrace the lace-up boot this season!
Spotted in abundance at London Men’s Fashion Week, we were excited by the sheer diversity of this style. The good news is, whether you’re looking to go for a smart or casual look, there are many ways you can interpret this footwear option into your Autumn/Winter wardrobe.
For those who are a fan of the military trend, we suggest opting for a style such as our Anatomic & Co Alto boot. The smooth leather upper in full grain chocolate, contrasts beautifully against the suede detail.Team with a pair of chinos or jeans to finish off your look.
If you consider yourself a risk-taker when it comes to fashion, pair the Alto boots with a sharp tailored suit for a modern take on the working man trend.
To make sure you’re centre of attention, contrasting coloured lace-up boots are all the rage this season and our Anatomic & Co Franca boots will ensure you tick all the fashion boxes. The laces contrast against the stunning suede outer, adorned with unique brogue detailing. This boot also features a bold sole to make sure you don’t go unnoticed.
The lace-up boot can also be a great addition to your work attire. A style such as the Anatomic & Co Jardins boot features a stunning smooth upper and is a versatile choice that will take you easily through the day to the evening.
The Desert boot, also referred to as a Chukka, has developed over time to become one of the most popular footwear choices. With many variations now available in this style of footwear, we take a look back at how it all started…
The name of the Chukka boot was originally taken from the game of Polo, representing the duration in which they play. The boot itself originates from India, after capturing the attention of a member of the British Army who spotted the Burmese off-duty officers wearing sand coloured chukkas. The lightweight design and firm grip were key features that inspired the officer to bring the unique boot across to the West and so the Desert boot was born.
Distinctively, the Desert boot has a rubber sole, which is now a statement feature of the shoe and is often noticed in a range of fashion-forward designs and colours.
We have continued to push the innovation in our own Anatomic & Co Desert Boots with both style and comfort at the core. Our Colorado boot is a key style in our AW14 collection that is available in a range of shades and features contrasting soles; making this shoe a versatile option with various different outfits. We also continue to develop the Jardins boot, which includes all of the key features of the original Desert boot, yet has a beautiful smooth finish, making this a suitable choice to wear for both formal and informal pursuits.