How to dress for your work Christmas party

Party season is upon us, and there’s no doubt you will be attending an office party (or a few) this festive period. Choosing the right outfit for such an event can often be a tricky task, do you go fully formal, all-out casual or somewhere in between?

Whatever your office dress code, this festive period is an excellent time to dress to impress, after all events such as this are the perfect opportunity for every well-dressed man to make a statement.

Anatomic & Co has put together some tips and advice along with some inspiration to help you dress to impress at this year’s work Christmas party.

Outfit 1

If you’re looking for an outfit that is somewhere between smart and Casual, you can opt for the tried and tested pairing of a plain t-shirt with a suit. This outfit is especially convenient if you are heading to the Christmas party straight after work.

The T-shirt will ease the formality of the suit, whilst maintaining a clean and sophisticated look.

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Get the look: 

  • A well tailored suit (Matching blazer and trousers)
  • A good quality plain T-shirt
  • Your choice of brogues or loafers

Shoes to wear with the outfit: 

Tucano mustang Black

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Pilar Smooth Burgundy/ Black

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Outfit 2

A much more casual look than outfit 1, you can partner a polo shirt with chinos to create an outfit that is suitable for a range of work Christmas party settings. We suggest steering away from bolder prints and bright colours. Rather, try opting for a neutral colour pair of chinos. To complete your look, throw on a quality jacket or trench coat.

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Get the look:

  • A polo shirt
  • A neutral colour pair of chinos
  • A quality jacket or trench coat
  • Brogues, ankle boots, loafers, trainers – pick your style

Shoes to wear with the outfit: 

Bilac Full-grain Chumbo 

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Colorado Mustang Tobacco 

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Outfit 3

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If your work Christmas party  is leaning more towards the smarter end of the spectrum, you can go for a smart shirt with a jumper, blazer and tie – this look is perfectly suited for a dinner party. And if you want to make things a little more casual during the night, remove the blazer and tie and you will instantly have a more laid back look.

Get the look:

  • A smart shirt
  • A good quality jumper
  • A blazer and trousers (these do not need to match i.e. you can partner a grey blazer with navy trousers)
  • Beautifully crafted brogues

Shoes to wear with the outfit: 

Delta Mustang Tobacco

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Charles Smooth Castanho 

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Remember to try and wear something different than what you do at work. The office Christmas party is a special event and wearing something you’d wear to work everyday just doesn’t cut it…

If your job requires you to wear a suit and tie every day, then go for something more casual while staying smart, and if your work attire is more on the laid back side, then this is a great opportunity to dress up.

Men’s shoe guide: Commuting in style and comfort

Commuting is a big part of our weekly routine, so ensuring that the whole experience is more enjoyable is a must.

And while you can’t always avoid squashing yourself into a crowded carriage or moving closer to work, you can change your attire to be more comfortable.

The comfort of your shoes provide the foundation for an enjoyable commute. If your feet are getting too hot, too cold or not feeling supported, then maybe it’s time you upgraded your wardrobe with better quality shoes.

However, the business environment often requires you to wear more formal shoe styles, rather than trainers. And while most dress shoes usually compromise comfort for style, Anatomic’s range of dress shoes give you the best of both worlds.

Experts in shoe comfort

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Comfort is at the heart of Anatomic shoes, and every small detail is carefully engineered to give you the perfect fit, softness and flexibility – this allows you to enjoy the footwear you’re commuting in.

Not only are the shoes incredibly comfortable but also well-made with care from high quality, beautiful and natural materials.

Soft natural leathers

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Handmade with genuine leathers both on the inside and outside, allows the shoe to breathe and flex with your foot.

This means that you do not have to break the shoe in as they move with you straight away as soon as they come out of the box!

Special Gel Technology

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Specially hand crafted with Anatomic Gel Technology, the soles of the shoes are made with a special gel, which makes the sole incredibly flexible, bouncy and comfortable.

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

Top picks for commuting in style and comfort

Charles Smooth Bronze     

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Garibaldi Grey

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Steve Smooth Black   

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 Bilac Full-Grain Troy

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Tucano Mustang Tobacco 

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Shoes by Anatomic & Co will provide you with all day comfort from point A to point B – so no more changing into your brogues when you get to the office. Wear your dress shoes from door to door and back again. Trust us on this one…                

 

 

Men’s style guide: How to wear Chelsea boots with jeans

Chelsea boots and jeans make a great combination and can be dressed up or down to suit a range of occasions. With different colours and materials available, there are some key ways to style your Chelsea boots with your favourite pair of jeans.

Both jeans and Chelsea boots are essentials that every well-dressed man should include in their seasonless wardrobe.

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Blue jeans & white tee

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If you’re heading out for a few drinks, a white crew-neck t-shirt or oxford shirt paired with blue jeans is a safe hit. Throw on a pair a stylish leather Chelsea boots and give your outfit a subtle modification.

Get the look:

  • A white crew-neck t-shirt or oxford shirt
  • Blue jeans
  • Cardoso Chelsea boots

Shop Chelsea boot style:

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Black jeans & black coat

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Trends come and go, but there’s something timeless about black attire. If you’re opting for a sophisticated look, partner your black Chelsea boots with slim black jeans. You can marry a black v-neck pullover or a black trench coat to complete you full-black outfit.

Get the look:

  • Slim-fit black jeans
  • Black trench coat
  • Black Chelsea boots

Shop Chelsea boot style:

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Navy jeans and  jacket

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A navy sport coat or denim jacket paired with navy jeans is a versatile combination that will provide you with variety.

Navy jeans do not limit you to a single colour Chelsea boot, and while brown and black are often the favoured options, you can even opt for navy pair such as the Gustavo Vintage Navy Chelsea boot.

Get the look:

  • Navy jeans folded up to the ankle
  • A navy sport coat
  • Your preferred Chelsea boot style

Shop Chelsea boot style:

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Jeans and Chelsea boots are wardrobe essentials that every well dressed man should have.

The great thing about Chelsea boots is their versatility when it comes too matching the shoe with jeans. Whether you choose a scruffy stained pair or a crisp pair of slim-fitting jeans, there’s a Chelsea boot to finish off your look.

All our Chelsea boots are handmade using special Anatomic Gel Technology®. Exclusive to us, this gives our soles added resistance and flexibility, with a non-slip surface and soft leather welts for added comfort.

The ultimate guide to men’s dress shoes: Part 2

Before choosing your dress shoes, you need to consider the occasion that you’ll be attending as well as the rest of your outfit.

Each dress shoe has its pros and cons, meaning the the more styles you have – the more ready you will be for any formal outing. With the right pair of dress shoes to complete your outfit, you will definitely stand out with sophisticated style.

In part 1 of ‘The ultimate guide to men’s dress shoes’, Anatomic & Co looked at the Oxford shoe, the Brogue and the Loafer. In this article, we will discuss the Desert Boot, the Chelsea Boot and the Boat shoe.

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The Desert Boot

Dessert boots, also known as Chukka boots, were influenced by British military footwear. The Desert boot lies somewhere between casual and smart, it’s a multifunctional shoe, lightweight and streamlined and has the ability to be dressed up for all kinds of occasions.

Characteristics:

  • Often the majority of the boot is made of suede
  • Shot lacing top just above the ankle

What to wear with Desert Boots:

Desert boots usually work well with skinny trousers that do not cover your ankle or rolled up jeans (left). It’s also important to look at the colour of the boot – darker colours are built for a more smart occasion, for example, brown Desert boots partner well with a tweed suit (right).

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The Chelsea boot

The Chelsea boot is sleek, classy and has a great British history. The original Chelsea boot dates back to the 1800s and the shoe has stuck in the British fashion industry for many years. Today, the Chelsea boot has become a staple of a gentleman’s wardrobe.

Characteristics:

  • Ankle length
  • Rounded toes
  • Low heels
  • Made of two parts: the vamp and the quarters

What to wear with Chelsea boots:

Chelsea boots can essentially be styled to suit a whole range of occasions. The shoe can be worn with jeans and a leather jacket (left) or for a more smart look, with a suit (right).

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Shop Chelsea boots:

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The Boat shoe

The boat shoe can work with many different looks, styles and occasions. A shoe that is both presentable and sophisticated, the boat shoe offers the support and comfort of trainers, while giving you a more mature look for any outfit.

Characteristics:

  • Short laces
  • rubber sole
  • tight stitching

What to wear with Boat shoes: 

The boat shoe is versatile and can merge itself into various styles, depending on what you want to match it with. For a more casual look, you can partner the shoe with shorts and a T-shirt (left), or for something more formal with chinos and an Oxford shirt (right).

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With the right dress shoes, you’ll be half-way to looking your best at any event, interview, meeting or date.

Anatomic shoes are handmade with Anatomic Gel Technology® and the soles of our shoes are made from a combination of natural rubber and a special gel.

The ultimate guide to men’s dress shoes: Part 1

Having a versatile selection of dress shoes is something every man should include in their wardrobe – there will always be an occasion.

Even men who favour casual shoes and trainers will at some point need to suit-up and a great pair of formal shoes will complete your outfit.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide to help you understand the differences between the formal shoe options available.

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Types of men’s dress shoes

Some men may not understand the world of formal shoes, but the right dress shoe is a surefire way to earn some style points.

Generally speaking, you want to include the following formal dress shoes in your wardrobe:

  • The Oxford
  • The Brogue
  • The Loafer
  • The Desert Boot
  • The Chelsea Boot
  • The Boat Shoe

The Oxford Shoe:

Oxford shoes scream sophistication and class, and are the ideal shoe for the office or several formal events. It’s important to choose a pair that is comfortable, as occasions that call for an Oxford shoe tend to last most of the day.

Characteristics:

  • The shoe gets gradually narrower closer to the point
  • A blunt pointed front
  • Colour of the leather may vary from one end of the shoe to the other

What to wear with Oxford shoes:

While the most ‘acceptable’ way to wear the Oxford shoe requires a smart style, you can experiment with your outfit.

You can either treat the Oxford shoe as strictly office gear or with a full suit for a formal occasion (left) or partner them with a more casual office outfit, like with a turtleneck instead of a shirt under your suit (right).

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Shop Oxfords:

 

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The Brogue

While Oxfords were initially plain formal shoes, they evolved into a range of styles both formal and casual. Some of these styles feature broguing or perforations along the edges of the individual leather pieces – these are known as brogues.

Although the classic brogue is crafted in brown leather, there are now many different colours, styles and materials available.

Characteristics:

  • Low heels
  • Toe caps
  • Heel caps
  • Lace panels
  • Broguing or decorative perforations

What to wear with Brogues:

A highly versatile shoe, the brogue can be worn with various different outfits. This includes everything from slim denim jeans and simple v-neck shirts, to smart shirts and chinos.

Now days, you can even wear the classic brogue with a two-piece pin-stripe suit.

Also read: How to Wear Men’s Brogues

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The Loafer

Loafers, or slip-ons, are ideal for more casual settings. The great thing about them is that they can be worn with or without socks.

Today, loafers have a wide range of formality from casual to dapper.

Characteristics:

  • Ability to Slip On and Off
  • No Buckles or Laces

What to wear with Loafers:

Loafers can be styled with rolled up trousers or jeans and depending on the colour, dark or light, a shirt or a plain T-shirt.

You can even wear certain loafers with a fine tailored suit – you want to make sure that your trousers do not hang over the shoe, but rather show a little ankle.

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Shop loafers:

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In part 2 of the ultimate guide to men’s dress shoes, we’ll discuss the Desert Boot, the Chelsea Boot and the Boat shoe.

With the right dress shoes, you’ll be half-way to looking your best at any event, interview, meeting or date.