Men’s style guide: Shoes to pack for your winter escape

While some may be gearing up to hit the slopes in France or Switzerland, there are those who are more inclined to tropical pursuits.

So if you’re looking to ditch the cold and abscond to a holiday in a warm destination, you’ll have some planning to do. Naturally, as a stylish gentleman, warm-weather wardrobe essentials should be at the top of your list.

Apart from new swim shorts, a go-everywhere cool Oxford shirt and a stylish hat, you’ll want to pack a selection of shoes that take you from point A to point B and back again in both comfort and style.

Anatomic & Co has assembled a suitcase of summer-getaway shoes from the brand new range, fit for your warm weather getaway.

 

Skip the socks with Driving shoes

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Driving shoes are an essential part of summer attire. So if you’re going for a relaxed summer look, or need to add a casual twist to a suit, these shoes are easy to wear and a comfortable addition to include in your summer getaway suitcase.

Another great thing about these shoes is that they can be worn with or without socks. If you do opt to go with socks, invest in a few pairs of invisible socks.

Wearing your driving shoes:

The ideal choice is a pair of slim jeans or chinos that don’t have much of a break at the hem. A good pair of cotton shorts work as well – perfect for your winter escape.

If you’re heading out on a date or to a fancy function whilst away, you can pair these shoes with a suit that’s cut slim and in a casual fabric like cotton or chambray.

Shop driving shoes:

Palmares Nubuck Indigo                      Lucas Vintage Cognac                     Tavares Suede Navy

 

Keep it casual with Trainers

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In more recent times, trainers have become a popular shoe style for men of all ages. They are no longer seen as the shoe of teenage boys; they are for everyone.

A good trainer can provide a man with both style and comfort, and will be widely acceptable in most aspects of your tropical getaway, whether it be roaming the promenade or heading out for a couple drinks under the fading sun.

Wearing your trainers:

Trainers work best when worn informally. You can pair your trainers with jeans or shorts and a T-shirt for an easy look to pull off. For a slightly more formal look, you can even pair your trainers with a crisp shirt and chinos or shorts.

Remember to try and keep your trainers as clean as possible to elevate your look.

Shop trainers:

Vai Nubuck Silver                                    Vai Vintage Grey                           Classico Smooth Marinho

Go big or go home with Hunter

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Anatomic’s Hunter range of shoes is everything the stylish man will be after this year. Available as an ankle boot, slip on shoe or lace up, the choice is yours. Personally, we would suggest packing the trio for your trip.

The shoes are handcrafted in a lightweight leather blend and fitted with a natural rubber sole to ensure you comfort and style. The Hunter range will help you enjoy long days, whatever your plan is.

Wearing your Hunter shoes:

While each shoe in the Hunter range will compliment different outfits, they are perfect for walks, getaways, and socializing – so these shoe are ideal for warm-weather holiday attire that leans more on the casual side.

Shop Hunter range:

Botas Hunter Camel                                    Claro Hunter Navy                          Salinas Hunter Khaki

Anatomic & Co Spring/ Summer 2018 collection: For every man

Anatomic & Co’s new Spring/ Summer 2018 collection is here. The new range of handcrafted men’s shoes celebrate togetherness with designs and styles fit for men of all ages, whatever their background or life they choose to lead.

The modern gentleman

The modern gentleman is a man who knows that he is not perfect, but rather strives to achieve perfection in all that he does. He is a man who accepts who he is with honesty and integrity.

The modern gentleman is the baker who starts his day at the crack of dawn to perfect his pastries.

The modern gentleman is an artist who expresses himself through his original creations.

The modern gentleman is a barber who strives for perfection with each and every cut.

The modern gentleman is a photographer who captures a feeling that lasts forever.

The modern gentleman has style, not only exclusively for special occasions, but as he goes about everyday life. And no matter how eccentric that style is, it is uncontrived. It’s his own.

The modern gentleman is you.

No matter who you are, your profession, your passion or your age, there’s a pair of shoes from the new collection that will define you and provide you with comfort as you walk your path.

 

Anatomic & Co ambassadors from all walks of life

Anatomic & Co’s mission is to make the world a more sociable place to live. This is done by designing shoes for everyday life, not rare occasions; for real men, not photoshopped models; and for individuals choosing to turn their passions into their careers.

Five Anatomic & Co ambassadors from different walks of life represent the new seasonal range – all different, all real and all demanding shoes that deliver style, quality and instant comfort to enjoy more, do more and discover more.

Here’s a look into the lives of Anatomic & Co’s new Spring/ Summer 2018 ambassadors…

Jiver – Contemporary Artist

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Jiver is a London based artist who has been making a name for himself in the global graffiti scene since 1997 when he first picked up a spray can.

Since being a student at London’s Central St Martins he has gone on to paint artwork all over the world.

His work can be seen in New York, Barcelona, Prague, Milan, across the UK and Dubai.

Shoes worn by Jiver: Salinas Hunter Khaki

 

Nick – Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer

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Nick has a passion for fashion and lifestyle photography, and his work is highly admired.

His work as a photographer is varied – one week he may find himself shooting shoes, the next diamonds.

“The best part of the job is the variety of subjects I photograph, the places I get to see and the look on someone’s face when you have shot a picture they weren’t expecting and they love.”

Shoes worn by Nick: Villas Touch Havana

 

Oran – Barber

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Oran is not your ordinary barber, he is a cut above the rest.

Oran began his barbering career three years ago, working in some of the best barber shops in the UK.

He’s currently a barber at Ruffians Barbers in Marylebone and leads the education for shaving in the store. Oran also judges competitions at the London School of Barbering.

Shoes worn by Oran: Charles Smooth Black 

 

Mark – Chef and Restaurateur

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Taking food to the next level, Mark is on a mission to cook great quality food at an affordable price point.

Mark firmly believes quality food can be more democratic, and has been opening up a food revolution to everyone.

Shoes worn by Mark: Gurupi Mustang Cognac

 

Grey Fox – Men’s Style Blogger

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David Evans is best known as the stylish menswear blogger ‘Grey Fox‘.

He is a champion of British brands and a style guru for men over forty.

“My blog and Instagram describe my search for style. I increasingly explore men’s lifestyle and also write a column for The Chap magazine.”

Grey Fox has been described by The Financial Times How to Spend It as one of ‘Instagram’s menswear tastemakers’ and has been featured by Esquire, GQ, Gentlemen’s Journal and others.

Shoes worn by Grey Fox: Fernando Smooth Bronze

5 shoes to include in your 2018 wardrobe

With the start of a new year, new fashion trends will emerge with the change of each season.

Style, however, is a different matter to fashion. Despite the changing trends in fashion, certain men’s wardrobe essentials – an Oxford shirt or a pair of black lace ups – will always be required throughout the different seasons of the year.

Shoes are arguably the most important investment a man can make in his wardrobe, which will see him through all occasions of the year.

Anatomic & Co looks at 5 shoes to include in your 2018 wardrobe.

 

1. Charles Smooth Black

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The first shoe you should add to your 2018 wardrobe is a black lace-up like the Charles Smooth Black brogue.

This shoe makes the perfect choice for formal occasions and will help you polish off loads of your looks – black tie, weddings, job interviews.

The Charles men’s leather brogue is also a lightweight and flexible shoe, thanks to soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles. So not only will they look the part, but feel just as good too.

 

2. Colorado Mustang Tobacco

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Desert boots have now become something of a wardrobe essential. The shoe style is highly versatile, can complement a variety of outfits and are perfect for creating the smart/casual look.

The Colorado Mustang Tobacco men’s desert boot is ideal for the fashion-forward man. The shoe partners perfectly with a pair of well-tailored denim jeans or trousers and can be worn all year round.

 

3. Cardoso Suede Brown

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The next shoe you want to include in your 2018 wardrobe is the Chelsea boot – a shoe that you can wear all year round.

All Chelsea boots handcrafted by Anatomic & Co feature the Anatomic Gel Technology® formula. This unique gel ensures maximum comfort, so it’s likely you’ll be slipping into your Chelsea boots any chance you get.

The Cardoso Suede Brown Chelsea boot is a great pick. This dependable menswear staple can be worn through all seasons and works well will jeans (another wardrobe essential).

 

4. Classico Smooth Marinho

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A pair of sophisticated trainers is another wardrobe essential, especially for the times when you’re looking to strike the perfect balance between casual and classy.

The Classico Smooth Marinho leather trainers have the ability to boost your wardrobe with some classic charm, and will carry you from restaurant to bar with ease.

 

5. Tucano Mustang Tobacco

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The Tucano Mustang Tobacco men’s leather brogue will add a little flair to your 2018 wardrobe.

Not only is the shoe beautifully handcrafted and adds diversity to your wardrobe, but also highly comfortable. The soft natural leathers and cushioned sheepskin lining make them a treat to wear.

With its distinctive stitching (waxed thread for waterproofing) and contrasting England Rubber Gel sole, you’re sure to turn heads.

 

While these are our 5 suggested shoes to include in your 2018 wardrobe, there is no set formula to build your perfect shoe collection. These 5 shoes however, will meet all your shoe needs for most occasions.

How to stay stylish when it’s cold outside

With temperatures down, many men bury themselves deep in bulky coats, frumpy scarves and ski-gloves to keep themselves warm. The result being that style is damned.

However, the well-dressed gentleman does not let the cold weather tarnish his look, but rather uses it in his favour to dress up sharp and still avoid a shivering, quivering mess.

Anatomic & Co has put together a complete guide to help you stay stylish when it’s cold outside.

Dress stylish and stay toasty at the same time

When dressing for cold weather, you want to ensure that you’re both comfortable and warm. At the same time, you don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort either. You can achieve comfort and warmth and still look stylish by considering the following:

  1. Layering your clothes
  2. Choosing the right fabrics
  3. Wearing key winter accessories
  4. Choosing the right winter coat
  5. Wearing the right footwear

Layering your clothes

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The great thing about winter is that you have a lot more options for mixing and matching your clothes. If you’re wearing four different layers of clothes, you can be more creative with your outfit.

Wearing multiple layers will not only help you achieve a stylish look, but also keep you warm. And if you do get too hot, you can just remove a layer to stay comfortable.

Remember never to assume that the layers closest to your body will never be seen. You want to have the option to remove each layer and still look on point. If you wouldn’t wear it on its own, don’t wear it underneath an outfit either.

 

Choosing the right fabrics

Fabrics

Choose clothes with the right fabrics to keep warm, here’s a quick rundown of different winter fabrics:

Cotton – Best used for base and/or middle layers as cotton won’t keep you as warm as other layers

Denim – Best used for middle and/or top layers and leg wear when going for a casual look

Wool – Best used for middle and/or top layers as wool is the warmest fabric you can wear

Leather – Best used for top layers. Not only are leather jackets a classic look, but will also protect you from the wind

 

Wearing key winter accessories

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Wearing winter-appropriate accessories when going out in the cold are key to staying warm. These parts of your body are usually bare and you’ll want to protect against the cold.

Some accessories that can keep you warm and boost your outfit include:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves

 

Choosing the right winter coat

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Choosing the right coat is key to your look. It’ll be the first thing people notice any time they meet you outside (after your shoes of course), so you want it to give the right impression.

Neutral colours like black, grey, navy, or khaki often work best. Depending on the occasion, you have plenty of style options to choose from:

  • Pea Coat
  • Overcoat
  • Trench coat
  • A parka casual coat

 

Wearing the right footwear

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Your regular shoes, especially dress shoes, aren’t the best option in colder and wetter weather conditions. You need to slip into some winter-appropriate shoes that will keep you warm and repel the cold weather.

This does not mean you have to wear clunky boots and you have many options.

Some good boot options include:

Dessert Boots

Desert Boots are comfortable, lightweight, and durable – and while the desert boot was meant to be worn in desert conditions, leather desert boots are perfect for colder and winter months.

            Colorado Mustang Tobacco               Colorado Mustang Black 

 

 

Chelsea Boots

If there is one style of boots every man should have in his Autumn/Winter wardrobe, it’s a pair of classic Chelsea boots – perfect for when the winter weather turns ugly.

            Cardoso Mustang Black                    Amazonas Mustang Brown

 

Lace up Boots

Lace up boots are the ultimate shoe for winter and come in an array of styles and designs, so you shouldn’t struggle to find something to suit you.

             Regalo Vintage Cstor                            Pedras Vintage Rust

 

Anatomic & Co specialises in high quality, handmade men’s shoes for all occasions, offering you the very best of refined British style and the latest Brazilian shoe making technology.