Wimbledon style guide: What to wear

If it was as easy as wearing white, and white only like the tennis pros competing in Wimbledon, dress codes would keep wardrobe maneuvering to the minimum.

However, for those of us that will be in the stands rather than on the court, we’ll have to plan what to wear on the day.

Over the years spectator dress codes have been rather relaxed, however attending the event in a plain T-shirt could be a dapper disaster for those looking to make an impression.

And of course, since the world-renowned tournament is notorious for attracting some of the most well know stylish men – such as David Beckham – making an effort to look your best won’t go unnoticed.

You may be wondering how one can stand out at this prestigious event full of Panama hats and linen lounge suits?

Anatomic & Co takes a look at what men attending Wimbledon can wear to this world-famous event.

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Partner Separates

Pairing a smart set of separates like a well tailored suit jacket with camel chinos is bound to raw the crowd’s attention away from the action on Centre Court. You can finish this outfit off with a floral tie and Tucano Coffee Brown brogues.

If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can can opt for a brighter pair of chinos and pair them with a beautifully hand-crafted pair of loafers.

 

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String together a three-piece

Sometimes you need to dress up to dress down. You can partner a cool combination of vivid navy or grey three-piece suit and a light blue or white slim-fit shirt. Top these off with a pair of Tucano Sky Blue brogues and let the shoe’s distinctive stitching do the talking.

 

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Keep it casual

Celebrating British summer’s greatest traditions while looking less than stylish is a crime. But, you don’t have to complicate things – all you need is a fresh colour oxford button down casual shirt and pair it with slim-fit camel chinos, a brown leather belt and casual brogues.

You can also partner well-cut jeans with a T-shirt and stylish jacket. With this, a more casual-smart shoe like the Delta Navy would work well. Throw in a Panama hat and your ready for the big day.

 

Style Guide: Do shoes and belts need to match?

Belts are an essential style accessory for men. They’re functional, practical and help complete a well-tailored outfit.

By correctly matching your shoes and belt, you can pull off a look that knocks your outfit out of the style park.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at how you should be pairing your belt with your shoes.

 

Does your belt have to match your shoes?

“They need not match exactly — in fact, matching them too closely could look far too try-hard for some tastes — but they should reside in the same ballpark, e.g., chestnut and chocolate are usually close enough, but dark, reddish brown and light tan are not. Needless to say, black and brown should be kept apart, unless they’re both so dark that only a lunatic could possibly notice.” (Rory Cummins, Chicago)

Belts and shoes should match in some situations like with dress shoes or an outfit like a suit.

If you are wearing chinos or jeans, you have more flexibility and just need to coordinate with the outfit.

 

Black and brown shoes

A black belt paired with brown shoes is one of the biggest fashion faux a gentlemen can make. Always match your belt and your shoes. Brown belt, brown shoes, black belt, black shoes.

While your shoes and your belt don’t need to be the exact same shade, they should be the same colour (e.g. dark brown shoes, plain brown belt). This will help tie the entire outfit together.

 

Colour shoes

The more dressy the outfit, the more the necessity that shoes and belt should match.

However, this does not mean that you have to buy a belt to match every single pair of shoes you own.

If you have a pair of of blue shoes, like the Tucano Sky Blue brogues, you don’t need a sky blue belt to wear with them. Depending on the rest of your outfit, you can go with a black, brown or even grey belt instead.

 

Match your leathers

If you’re wearing a suit, your belt and shoes should not only match in colour, but also in leather and texture.

You want to make sure that you wear the same colour leather throughout your entire outfit. This includes your shoes, belt, watch strap and any other leather accessories that you choose to wear.

So, if you’re wearing a pair of Manaus Chestnut Brown classic leather lace ups, you want to make sure that your belt is also brown. It does not necessarily have to be the exact same colour brown, but the closer the better.

 

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, the shoes you are wearing should dictate your belt colour rather than the outfit. If you are wearing dress shoes, the belt should match.

If the shoes you are wearing are casual, the belt you opt for should coordinate rather than match. Take into account the outfit and don’t be afraid to experiment, because there are no set standards with casual shoes. The only thing to avoid is wearing a dress belt with casual shoes.

Royal Ascot: Stand out in style

The Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable racing event, attracting the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58 milllion in prize money.

Anticipated and admired, these five days are made for socialising. Long seen as a exhibition of fashion and style, the event is viewed all over the world.

The famous Royal Ascot horse race is taking place for the 304th time and as always there are specific dress themes – especially for the Royal Enclosure.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at this years style guide for racegoers, and more specifically what style of shoes men can opt for.

 

Men’s dress code for the Royal Ascot 2017

This year, gentlemen are required to wear either black or grey morning dress which must include:

  • Black or grey morning dress with a waistcoat
  • A tie – no cravats
  • A black or grey top hat and black shoes

Overseas visitors, however, are welcome to wear the formal National Dress of their country or Service Dress, and those Serving military personnel are welcome to wear Service Dress or equivalent.

 

Black shoes: top picks

A pair of formal black shoes will carry you through the most formal of events – black tie, functions, weddings and in this case the Royal Ascot.

Here are 5 of our favorite black shoe options for this year’s Royal Ascot event.

 

1. Fernando Black

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If you’re looking to dress to impress, the Fernando Black leather brogue will help you do just that. The shoe is lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and genuine leather soles.

This shoe does not just look the part, but feel just as good too. Pair these brogues with slim-fitted black or grey trousers to complete your Royal Ascot outfit.

 

2. Leme Black

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With soft natural leather uppers and a supple sheepskin lining, these men’s lace-ups will carry you through the start to the finish of the racing events.

Complete your race-day outfit with slim tailoring and a pair of Leme Black lace-ups.

 

3. Murilo Black

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Made using the very best Brazilian leather, the Murilo Oxford brogues showcase impeccable style, while soft leather uppers and flexible leather soles provide unrivalled comfort.

A day out at the Royal Ascot calls for a classic shoe, and the Murilo Black brogues will give you give you a classier timeless look.

 

4. Pedro Black Pedro Black

If you prefer opting for a classic slip on style shoe, the Pedro men’s penny loafer is made with every formal occasion in mind.

Elasticated inserts make them easy to slide on and off, while the smooth black leather gives them a timeless look. Perfect for the big day, where they’ll make a dapper new impression.

 

5. Manaus Black

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For that countryside feeling, the Manaus Black classic leather lace-up features decorative perforations.

This smart-casual lace up will have you covered from the first race to the last, as padded ankle supports and a soft sheepskin lining provides style and comfort in equal measure.

This shoe is another perfect partner for sharply tailored black or grey trousers.

Fashion is a huge part of the Royal Ascot’s culture, and dressing the part for the occasion is a must.

Father’s Day: 5 stylish shoes for your dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner you may find yourself scrambling for that special something for your dad. Often it’s hard deciding on what gift to get your dad, especially when he probably already owns just about everything your wanting to get them.

If you’re looking for a way to treat your dad on this special day, it’s safe to say that one gift he will appreciate is a pair of comfortable hand-crafted shoes. After all, no one can own too many pairs of shoes…

Whatever the style, a new pair of shoes is always a great “dad” present.

We’ve put together a dapper shoe guide to help you treat your dad this Father’s Day.

The Dapper Dad

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Dress shoes are perfect suited for dads who like to look sharp. A sleek style for dapper dads is the Leme Black lace-up shoe.

 

The On-The-Go Dad

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For dads who are always on the move, the Viana Havana boat shoe is a great fit. Not only are these shoes stylish and comfortable, but also incredibly slip-resistant with maximum contraction.

 

The Outgoing Dad

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Whether chasing a new adventure or heading out for a wild night at the pub, the light and comfortable Natal Cognac Brown chelsea boots will help support dads every step of the way.

 

The Laid-Back Dad

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Whether your dad enjoys life’s comforts because he’s a sofa surfer or because he’s now gracefully retired, the perfect pair of shoes to help him kick back in style are the Tavares Cognac slip-on shoes.

 

The Casual Cool Dad

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For the stylish dads out there, a brogue such as the Tucano Coffee Brown is recommended. The shoe features distinctive stitching and a contrasting England Rubber Gel sole.

Father’s Day is a time to express your love and respect for your father – and a handcrafted pair of shoes is a truly thoughtful gift. So why not treat your farther, or yourself or nudge a hint to your children…

 

All the soles of our shoes are made with our Anatomic Gel Technology. There isn’t any gel in the soles but the soles are made of a rubber material mixed with a special gel (our secret ingredient) which makes the soles of our shoes incredibly flexible, bouncy and comfortable.

Our soles and insoles also have a memory, so once you take your shoes off and leave them to rest, they go back to their original shape ready to look after your feet the next day.

Holiday Ready: Men’s summer shoe guide

You may consider summer shoes to be sandals, but you can also have alternative shoe-options that can be adopted in the warmer months.

With summer just around the corner, you need to ensure that you have a selection of stylish and comfortable shoes to choose from.

Anatomic & Co has provided a men’s summer shoe guide for the more casual styles every gentleman should include in his wardrobe.

Slip on shoes and loafers

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Slip on shoes and loafers have a strong association with summer – as they can be worn without socks and are breathable. In addition, loafers are a highly versatile shoe that can be dressed with either a cool-casual look or a more formal outfit.

A brown pair of loafers such as the Lucas Vintage Chumbo can work nicely with a lighter pair of chinos in beige or even navy. You can also pair this shoe with a plain button-up shirt or t-shirt.

If you’re wanting a loafer with a bit more colour, you can opt for the Angra Indigo. This shoe features flexible leather uppers and breathable sheepskin lining, making them ideal for travelling and for holidays in the sun. You can wear this shoe with neatly tailored chinos or even jeans.

Loafers are great for both formal and casual occasions and are the ideal shoes to wear without socks.

Trainers

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Trainers are a popular summer option for those who are looking for something comfortable when on the move. It important to remember that comfort shouldn’t compromise for style. The perfect example of a shoe that embraces both style and comfort is the Bilac Off White trainer.

This classic off white trainer can easily be worn with a range of different looks, styles and colours. The hand-crafted shoe features soft leather uppers and ankle padding for additional support.

Trainers are the perfect shoe to include in your summer wardrobe this season.

Boat Shoes

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One of the most prominently worn shoes in summer, boat shoes are crafted for practicality.

Whether you’re heading down to the pub for a few drinks with the lads or just looking to change up your usual business attire for the warmer months – boat shoes are comfortable, easy to wear and can be adapted to suit your style.

A good pick for this summer is the Viana Navy & Havana boat shoe, which is hand-crafted in a classic shape giving the wearer a timeless feel. Comfortable, breathable sheepskin linings mean these men’s deck shoes can be worn with or without socks.

You can partner these shoes with slim-fit jeans and a plain white shirt to give you a more comfortable and casual summer look.

Whether you go for a leather or suede option, boat shoes add a casual touch and have the ability to work with both shorts and trousers.

Brogues

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Brogues are a great option if you’re looking to add a sense of formality to your summer wardrobe. The trick to making sure these shoes work during hotter times, is making sure you get the rest of your outfit right.

The Tucano Chumbo brogue, for example, can be paired with navy or beige chino shorts, a short white sleeve shirt and a pair of classic sunglasses.

So if paired correctly, brogues can add a nice touch of summer style for gentleman.

 

Summer shoes are a superb addition to your seasonal wardrobe and make your outfits special. The best thing about most summer shoes for men is that they are versatile and can be worn all year round, even during winter.