Men’s shoe trends: Mustang Black is the new black

Black shoes are a wardrobe must have for any man. They are versatile, can be worn all year round and can be mixed and matched with different colour outfits.

With the new season upon us, there’s a new black shoe style you want to keep an eye out for – Mustang Black.

While standard black leather shoes are great, Mustang Black options will give your outfit a pleasing new lease of life. The shoes are beautifully handcrafted and the mustang leather material makes for a fantastic finish.

Anatomic & Co looks into different Mustang Black shoe styles that you should include in your autumn and winter wardrobe.

1. Tucano Mustang Black

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Just when you thought the popular Tucano brogue couldn’t get any better, the modern design with its eye on tradition is now available in Mustang Black.

The best thing about this handcrafted shoe is that it can be dressed up or down, and can take on a different role depending on the rest of your outfit.

The shoe features a punched toe medallion and a 100% rubber outsole, and if you’ve done your homework, you’ll know that the Tucano men’s brogue is highly comfortable thanks to the use of unique Anatomic Gel Technology.

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Tip: This shoe can be worn with both formal attire and casual outfits. 

 

2. Delta Mustang Black

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If you’re on the lookout for a trendy, clean cut smart-casual lace up for the weekend, the Delta Mustang Black shoe is for you.

Not only do these shoes look magnificent in Mustang Black on the outside, but feel as incredible on the inside, thanks to soft sheepskin lining and cushioned ankle padding.

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Tip: Style with slim fitted denim jeans to expose the hand-stitched leather welts and stitching.

 

3. Cardoso Mustang Black

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Chelsea boots are great. Chelsea boots in black are better. Chelsea boots in Mustang Black? Unrivaled.

From the minute you pull on (an easy feat thanks to the tab and elastic inserts) these traditionally styled Anatomic & Co Cardoso Chelsea boots and feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining, to the minute you take these leather boots off (though, frankly, you may not want to), your feet will stay and feel daisy-fresh.

A dependable menswear staple.

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Tip: These shoes go great with slim tailored black or navy jeans.

 

4. Colorado Mustang Black

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Are your weekends looking a little bland? Well then you might want to bolster your weekend look with the Colorado men’s leather chukka boots.

The chukka boot has become something of a wardrobe essential these days, and now that it’s available in the Autumn-Winter special colour Mustang Black, it’s that much more desirable.

This shoe is ideal for the fashion-forward man.

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Tip: Wear this shoe with a well-cut pair of denim jeans on chillier evenings.

Men’s Fashion: Dressing your age

Dressing your age can be tricky at any stage of your life. While there are no set rules on how men should dress, fashion for an older gentleman can vastly differ to those who are younger.

Whatever your age, you want to make sure you’re getting things right. It’s important to know what works for you and how to dress with both style and dignity – that’s what will make you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide to different styles for different ages and looking at celebs that are getting it right.

Late Twenties:

Gentlemen in their late twenties are the ‘catered-to’ audience when it comes to dress styles. This is a time to try out bolder looks and trends before committing to more classic styles as you get older.

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Getting it right: Connor McGregor (29)

Whether or not you back the Irishmen in the ring, you cannot fault his dress style. When it comes to suiting-up, McGregor displays a level of swag to match his unrivalled swagger.

His custom suits fit him like a 4oz glove, and from bottom to top, he always presents himself sharp-suited. To top off his outfit, he always has a luxury watch wrapped around his wrist.

Formal occasions: Pilar Smooth Burgundy/Black

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Everyday wear: Classico Smooth Marinho

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Something different: Santista Full-Grain Cognac

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Thirties:

Fashion for men in their thirties can be varied, and while you can still get away with the trends, you can also start incorporating more classic styles into your wardrobe. With the perfect balance of youth and maturity on your side, you can pull off a range of styles.

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Getting it right: Jake Gyllenhaal (36)

Often topping the best-dressed lists, Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t seem to be phased by the many red carpets he walks down.

Gyllenhaal has a great take on classic American style, but doesn’t shy away from mixing in a touch of whatever’s trendy.

Formal occasions: Tucano Mustang Black

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Everyday wear: Cardoso Mustang Tobacco

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Something different: Colorado Mustang Tobacco

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Forties:

Dressing in your forties is all about developing your style, rather than going with trends and fashion. You want to pay more attention to the fit of your clothes and the colour tones that suit you. While you may experience your hair starting to thin, a shorter tapered style cut can flatter your features.

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Getting it right: David Beckham (42)

Always dressed to impress in beautiful fitted suits and casual cool outfits, David Beckham proudly sports a distinctly British style.

Having mastered the art of dressing like a gentleman, he wears a sharp suit with as much cool as he does a pair of jeans and sweatshirt.

Formal occasions: Charles Smooth Bronze

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Everyday wear: Gustavo Vintage Navy

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Something different: Regalo Vintage Castor

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Fifties:

Fashion for men over fifty is similar to men’s fashion over forty. Again, you want to focus on fit and colours rather than trends.

While trainers may sometimes be a little harder to pull off, smarter looking shoes such as loafers or Chelsea boots will work great for you. These can easily be mixed into your casual looks yet giving you a more mature, sophisticated edge.

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Getting it right: George Clooney (56) and Johnny Depp (54)

While George Clooney knows how to dress smart and make a suit look simply fantastic, Johnny Depp knows how to incorporate hats and scarves to create a look that’s all his own.

The point here is that there is no single look that you have to go for when in your fifties – but whatever look you go for, make sure it’s yours to own.

Formal occasions: Steve Smooth Bronze

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Everyday wear: Garibaldi Grey

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Something different: Bilac Full-Grain Troy

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Sixties and up

Gentlemen who are in their sixties and seventies have experienced many trends and fashion eras. By this stage in your life, you know what style works for you and you need to own this look.

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Getting it right: Robert De Niro (74)

One of America’s best actors is also one of its best dressers. De Niro’s cinematic style has inspired designers and fashion plates around the world.

Every piece that De Niro wears, right down to the specially dyed socks and the period silk linings in the exquisitely tailored suits, is considered. He really inhabits the clothes that he wears.

Formal occasions: Steve Smooth Black

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Everyday wear: Americana Full-Grain Black

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Something different: Tornado Full-Grain Pinhao

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We like to think that the first step to dressing your age is starting at the bottom with an attractive pair of shoes. At Anatomic and Co, we craft all our mens shoes with care and every little detail is considered. Our shoes are designed in England and handcrafted in Brazil using the finest materials and latest shoe making technologies.

Men’s Style Guide: London Fashion Week Festival

London Fashion Week has a strong reputation as one of the most exclusive fashion events in London. It is one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks, along with the New York, Milan and Paris.

While you may not be able to nab tickets for the actual shows, you can get tickets to London Fashion Week Festival (formerly, London Fashion Weekend).

With catwalks, talks and curated edit of designer collections at show exclusive prices, it’ll be just as good as the real deal. You can expect the trendsetters to be out in full force with the latest fashions. So what should you wear?

Here are some style suggestions, in particularly with men’s shoes styles, to help you build your look from the ground up.

The right fit:

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The right cut and fit of your tailoring is essential. A lot of men out there don’t know what the right cut for them is – the right cuff length, how long the jacket should be or even their suit size.

As a stylish gentleman, you want to ensure that your suit fits you correctly. Great outerwear and the best suits will be on display during London Fashion Week, and you need to look the part.

A pair of Charles Smooth Bronze brogues for example, works best with well-tailored trousers that do not hang over the shoe, allowing the brogue to show off their beautiful punched detailing.

Stick with a staple:

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A staple suit crosses culture and age barriers and it personifies a man. Whether you go for a staple black, grey or navy suit, you want a shoe that can add some character to the outfit.

A pair of Charles Smooth Black leather lace ups are a real fail-safe option. These timeless handcrafted brogues can work with almost every outfit. So if you’re going with a staple suit option, these brogues will help add a striking edge to your look.

Add a touch of individuality:

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You may want to freshen things up with something more personal that adds a bit of character and flair to your outfit.

If you’re attracted to something that is well made and love attention to detail, then you’ll be after the Pilar Smooth Burgundy/Black, an Oxford shoe, best characterised by “closed lacing”, its distinctive two-toned leather finish and contrasting hand-stitched welt.

Partner this shoe with herringbone trousers and watch the heads turns.

Have fun with your outfit:

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You don’t have to wear your usual go-to suit, have fun with your outfit. At the London Fashion Week Festival, you can be a different person in a different outfit, even a rock star if you please.

Why not opt for a relaxed suit with a pair of Classico Smooth Marinho trainers for a more casual look?

 

There’s a certain majesty to attractive men’s shoes that have been beautifully crafted. Along with a well tailored suit or casual outfit that is built around individuality, a well built pair of shoes will help you stand out the London Fashion Week Festival.

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Work Shoes: A guide to shoe styles for the working man

As a working man, you spend a lot of time in your work attire, which is why it’s so important to have work shoes that will support you during your day-to-day tasks.

Not only do they need to look good, but also comfortable enough not to slow you down. From classic Oxfords in shiny black to stylish brogues in smooth bronze, there is a wide range of work shoe styles to choose from.

Anatomic and Co takes a look into different shoe styles to include in your work attire wardrobe.

Steve Smooth Black

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If you’re looking for a classic pair of men’s work shoes, the Steve Smooth Black men’s lace-up ticks all the right boxes. This classic lace up style shoe is handcrafted with elegance and simplicity.

Carrying you from boardroom to bar, you’ll feel the comfort of their soft sheepskin lining throughout the day. Simple, yet refined, they work with neatly styled tailoring.

Charles Smooth Bronze

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Looking to add a modern twist to workwear with punched detailing? Then the Charles Smooth Bronze brogue is just what you need to help you polish off loads of your looks.

The shoe is lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles. A navy suit paired with brown shoes is a classic – combine these brogues with a well-tailored navy suit to show off their beautiful punched detailing.

Pilar Vintage Graphite/Burgundy

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We all know your shoes speak volumes about who you are, and if you’re looking to shine above the rest in the office, the Pilar Vintage Graphite/Burgundy will help you do just that.

The Oxford shoe features a distinctive two-toned leather finish and contrasting hand-stitched welt that’s sure to get heads turning. Their natural leathers and cushioned sheepskin lining will support you when you need them most.

Partner these shoes with herringbone trousers to show off their mix of leathers.

Bilac Full-Grain Chumbo

If you work in a more casual environment or feel like taking it down a notch on a Friday, the Bilac Full-Grain Chumbo will help you step out in style.

Hand-crafted with soft leather uppers, ankle padding ensures additional support, and the sole featuring innovative gel technology absorbs shock and adds all-day comfort. Pair these with your favorite pair of denim jeans.

Goias Smooth Burgundy

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If you’re looking for a practical wide-fit everyday shoe for the office, then look no further than the Goias Smooth Burgundy men’s lace-up.

Built around a sturdy rubber gel sole, soft hand-stitched full-grain leather uppers provide all the comfort and durability you’ll need during your commute and boardroom meetings. Dress up these shoes with a pair of tailored trousers.

 

Remember to always care for your dress shoes. Your footwear makes a lasting impression, and whether you’re looking to land a new client or nail a presentation, your work shoes will say a lot about who you are as a man.

Men’s style guide: caring for your dress shoes

Choosing high quality dress shoes is important, but once you’ve chosen your favorite pairs, then what? Something that you may not consider right away is the upkeep of your new dress shoes as you are keen slip them on and impress.

However, before you show off their shine and beautiful design, you need to condition them to ensure that each time you wear them, they look just as good as the first time.

Anatomic & Co addresses how to carefully condition and look after your dress shoes to keep them in pristine condition.

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What you will need:

For the initial treatment of your dress shoes, you’ll need some shoe care supplies. This includes:

Protect and care products
– Shoe Polish
– A soft cotton cloth
– A shoe brush

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Cleaning your dress shoes:

Firstly, you need to clean the dust and dirt off your dress shoes with a damp cloth or brush. If your shoes do get a little wet, allow them time to dry before applying the shoe polish.

Once this has been done, cover the entire shoe with a generous amount of polish, using your shoe brush (remember to match the colour of the polish to your shoe). Make sure to get into the seams of the shoe, covering the shoe evenly with polish.

Brush vigorously until all the excess polish is off, leaving only a small film on the outside of the shoe. Leave for 15 minutes so that the polish can dry.

Not only does shining your shoes look great, it’s an essential part of properly caring for and maintaining a nice pair of leather shoes or boots.

The polish itself helps moisturize and waterproof the leather – this helps lengthen the lifespan of your shoes. The buffing and shinning ensures a slick and pulled-together look no matter what the occasion.

Essential shoe care products:

Foam Travel Shoe Tree:

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For the stylish gentleman who is on the go, these lightweight foam shoetrees are perfect for keeping your shoes looking new when traveling. The antibacterial layer prevents odour and helps to maintain hygiene while the foam keeps your shoes dry.

Protector 4×4 Waterproofing Spray:

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Waterproofing your leather shoes will help protect them from moisture and humidity. The spray is suitable for all soft leathers, suede’s and textiles. Spray on clean untreated surfaces from about 25cm, before drying out for approximately 30 minutes.

Shoe cream:

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Suitable for all smooth and full-grain leathers, this shoe cream will instantly enrich colours, reviving your favourite leather shoes and boots. Apply on clean and untreated leather.

Trending men’s dress shoes:

Shoes are the foundation of every man’s outfit – they are the rock upon which the outfit is built. Well-cared shoes can last for ten to twenty years, or even more than thirty years if cared for properly.

A pair of shiny shoes can set you apart as a man who cares about the details. If you’re looking to boost your wardrobe with a new pair of dress shoes, here are some trending styles for the seasons ahead:

Charles Smooth Bronze

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Steve Smooth Black

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Goias Smooth Burgundy

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Charles Smooth Black

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All our handcrafted shoes are built around attention to detail, and even our sewing thread has been specially developed to offer the highest standards of quality. The shoes also feature a waxed coating that resists discolouration and stops water penetration.