Easter weekend style guide

Whether or not you’re celebrating Easter, the UK will enjoy four work free days. For some, it’s time to sit back and relish in spending quality time with family, while for others, a weekend getaway might be on the cards.

Whatever the plan, the stylish gentleman will be pondering on what to wear to Easter lunch or what to pack for a holiday getaway.

The Easter weekend promises plenty of time to relax, good food and spending time with those who matter most, so you’ll want to be comfortable while looking stylish when doing all these things.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide for what to wear over the long weekend.

Dinner with the family

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We all own a few pairs of jeans, and the great thing about them is their versatility and practicality. So if you’re heading to a family lunch, slip into your favourite pair of jeans and a T-shirt or Oxford shirt.

When it comes to choosing a pair of shoes to partner with your jeans, you’re spoilt for choice – trainers, Chelsea boots and even a pair of brogues like the Tucano Suede Truffle can be worn with denim jeans.

      Cardoso Suede Brown                  Vai Nubuck Silver                     Tucano Suede Truffle

 

Heading home

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Many people may be leaving the city behind and returning to their home towns dotted all over the country for the long weekend. Family and friend reunions mean a healthy amount of eating and drinking – as they should.

For occasions such as this, you’ll once again want to opt for relaxed-fit jeans or trousers. Round on your look with pieces that work for lounging just as well as catch-up lunches: casual button shirts, lightweight jumpers and comfortable cotton T-shirts.

Casual trainers, lace-ups  or even desert boots are a staple go to for a weekend such as this, offering complete comfort and exuding elegance and style.

   Furtado Vintage Cognac               Salinas Hunter Khaki                    Planalto Suede Navy

 

Couple’s getaway

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Whether you’re heading to Barcelona, Paris or Milan, the couples weekend away is most often taken in a city setting, where there’s plenty food to enjoy and spaces to explore – so you’ll want to dress accordingly.

And unless it’s a very special occasion, you’ll want to forego suiting. Rather, pack a suitcase of versatile pieces that work hard, like smart-casual staples that can be layered up or worn separately to fit with most occasions and forecasts.

Cotton sweatshirts, a couple button-down shirts and a few pairs of slim-cut jeans or chinos will see you through the weekend.

During the day, it’s likely that you’ll be spending a lot of your time exploring the streets, so practical footwear is a must. Comfortable trainers and boots will be your best friend as they streamlined, comfortable and stylish.

    Colorado Suede Tobacco              Planalto Suede Truffle                    Vai Vintage Grey

 

Anatomic & Co crafts high quality shoes that offer a superior level of style, support and comfort. Using Anatomic Gel Technology®, the soles of the shoes are made from a combination of natural rubber and a special gel. This technique gives the soles added resistance and flexibility, with a non-slip surface and soft leather welts for added comfort.

Men’s style guide: Dressing up for the Boat Races

The annual Boat Race is back once again, taking place on Saturday March 24, where academic titans Oxford and Cambridge battle it out once again in an eventful rowing race on the Thames.

With 300,000 people expected to line both banks of the river, you’ll want to stand out from the crowed. Whether you’re there for an all-day booze fest or just enjoying a casual day out, a stylish but comfortable pair of shoes will see you through the occasion.

Anatomic & Co has put together a line up of shoe styles to give you some dress inspiration for this years Boat Races.

Sophistication and class – Villas Touch Havana

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For those of you who are looking for something with a twist to add some flare to your outfit, the Villas Touch Havana shoe is just for you.

Not only do they scream sophistication and class, but they’ll also  become your best friend as they are an uber-comfortable weekend smart-casual and easy to wear every day and night.

Relaxed yet polished look – Viana Sky Light Blue

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Boat shoes at the boat races? Why not…

A great shoe for warmer times ahead of us, the Viana Sky Light Blue looks best when worn without socks and paired with a pair of light coloured jeans or chinos.

The shoe is handcrafted with soft vintage leather uppers, removable insoles and Anatomic’s brand new rubber sole that’s incredibly slip-resistant with maximum traction.

Classic charm – Planalto Suede Truffle / Suede Navy

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Team a pair of slim navy jeans with the Planalto smart-casual lightweight leather trainers and put your best foot forward at the Boat Races.

Featuring Anatomic Gel Technology®, the shoe absorbs shock and adds comfort, which will carry you from the races to bar with ease.

A firm favourite – Chelsea Boots

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A staple for any well dressed gentleman, a pair of Chelsea boots are a timeless classic that are easy to put on. No matter what your personal style is, there’s a boot for every occasion.

Anatomic has a range of Chelsea boots made from suede or leather with an elasticated side panel that makes them easy to slide on and off. Each pair of Chelsea boots are also lined with a layer of sheepskin featuring the Anatomic Gel Technology® formula.

If you’re keeping your look for the races dressed down, wear your boots with jeans paired with a T-shirt and casual jacket.

Clean cut – Delta Suede Tobacco or Colorado Suede Tobacco

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If you’re on the hunt for a clean cut smart-casual lace up for the Boat Races, then the Delta men’s waxy leather shoe is for you. These work perfectly when styled with your favourite pair of blue denim jeans and a button-down casual shirt.
Another clean cut option is the Colorado men’s leather chukka boot. This is an ideal shoe for the fashion-forward man and can be paired with slim-cut denim jeans.

What to look out for when choosing quality dress shoes

While some stylish gentlemen know exactly what to look out for when choosing quality dress shoes, there are others who may be a little uncertain.

You see a beautiful looking pair of shoes – the perfect style, great fit and versatile.

Naturally, you buy them. Three months down the line pass and then the problems start to show…

So how do you go about finding quality dress shoes?

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide to help you decipher what makes a good quality dress shoe and what to look out for.

 

1) Quality craftsmanship

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The quality of the craftsmanship of a shoe has a direct correlation to the quality of the shoe.

Do you know where your shoes come from? Where they are manufactured? Which hands or machines stitched what you have on your feet? Do they have experience in shoemaking?

Many companies produce “fast fashion shoes” that leads to ultra low prices and low quality shoes. Shoes are one item that command the highest quality, since they undergo the most wear and tear.

It pays to know experienced hands made them. Anatomic & Co’s shoes are designed in the UK and handcrafted in Brazil by professional cobblers who use the latest shoe-making technology and finest quality materials.

 

2) Type of leather used

Shoe: Charles Smooth Castanho 

When it comes to dress shoes, your preference should always be full-grain leather. Full-grain leather includes the natural imperfections that play into the beautiful aesthetic of a shoe.

Additionally, the shoe does not endure harsh treatments, and with proper care has the ability to age well and last for years.

Also, knowing where the leather comes from is important. Anatomic & Co sources exclusively from the best tanneries in Brazil, where full-grain leather is sumptuously soft and naturally treated.

To give the shoes a sophisticated, vintage appearance, the material is burnished. This also allows for maximum airflow and for perspiration to be absorbed, keeping feet fresh and ventilated.

 

3) High quality stitching

Shoe: Villas Touch Havana

This is where attention to detail comes into play. Sewing thread that has been specially developed to offer the highest standards of quality can be seen when looking at a dress shoe.

Anatomic & Co’s shoe thread features a waxed coating that resists discolouration and stops water penetration. Using the traditional McKay method, the shoes are made with one continuous stitch through all the layers, which achieves a smart, refined finish.

Take the Villas shoe, for example, which features beautiful, distinctive stitching (waxed thread for waterproofing).

4) Sole construction

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Shoe: Senador Touch Havana

Soles that are stitched securely will resist water much better than those that are lazily glued on.

Anatomic & Co uses a signature Anatomic Gel Technology® in the soles of all shoes. The soles are made from a combination of natural rubber and a special gel, that is exclusive to Anatomic & Co.

This technique gives the soles added resistance and flexibility, with a non-slip surface and soft leather welts for added comfort.

And it’s not just about the outside. Soles and insoles of Anatomic Shoes 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.

 

5) The shape of the shoe

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Shoe: Sao Paulo Touch Bronze Brushed

An extreme shaped shoe can become old and dated very quickly and in the end defeats the purpose of being a good looking and quality shoe. For the modern gentleman, the toe of the shoe should not be too square, pointy or round.

 

6) Unique style

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Shoe: Pillar Vintage Sky Light Blue

Stylish gentlemen look for a shoe with timeless characteristics, but that still stands out. This can be accomplished by following the tips mentioned above.

Another key area to consider is the colour of the shoe (one tone vs. two tones).

Look at the Pilar brogue, for example. The beautiful brogue features a distinctive two-toned leather finish and contrasting hand-stitched welt which screams sophistication and class in every way.

Gerry Walker from Ghetz joins the exemplary list of Footwear Industry Awards winners

Anatomic & Co is thrilled to announce that Ghetz’s Head of Sales, Gerry Walker, took home a highly coveted Footwear Industry Award at this year’s ceremony, clinching the top spot in the Platinum Shoe Award category.

Gerry’s hard work and purposefulness with Ghetz’s footwear brands – Anatomic Shoes, Moema, and Bibi – and expertise in the industry has been highly commended by the industry’s leaders and competent jury. With a smile on his face, Platinum Award in his hands, and a pair of Anatomic Shoes on his feet, Gerry is looking forward to continuing his excellence and achieve more professional goals. We wish him a lot of good luck and hunger to do more and enjoy more!

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Organised by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Footwear Today magazine, and supported by the British Footwear Association (BFA), the Independent Footwear Retailer’s Association (IFRA) and the Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF), the Awards recognises and rewards the brands and individuals that make the sector so vibrant.

… And if you yourself are heading to a ceremony, Anatomic & Co has a wide selection of brogues and formal footwear for a comfortable and stylish celebration ahead.

Tucano Mustang Black                     Charles Smooth Bronze                     Fernando Smooth Black

Men’s shoes: Spring 2018 shoe style guide

We may be in the midst of cold weather, but knowing that warmer times are just around the corner, spring 2018 will be welcomed with open arms.

Along with the sunshine, another thing to look forward to is your spring wardrobe, which may be high on your priority list.

Whether you prefer some casual trainers or something a bit more formal, a good pair of shoes will carry you throughout spring.

Anatomic & Co looks at at 5 shoes that you’ll want to include in your spring 2018 wardrobe.

Spring/Summer shoe styles

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With spring just around the corner, it’s important that you have a range of light and comfortable footwear to choose from.

While brogues are more likely to be worn throughout all seasons, boat shoes and driving shoes may not have been included in your winter wardrobe, but make the perfect addition for your spring/summer wardrobe.

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If you don’t already own one or two pairs of Chelsea boots, this is another shoe style you may want to consider adding to your spring/summer wardrobe. The best thing about Chelsea boots is that they are pretty versatile and you can wear them all year round.

Villas Touch Havana

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The Villas men’s lace up shoe is perfect for giving your spring wardrobe a new renovated look. This Oxford shoe with white sole is an uber-comfortable for a smart-casual weekend and easy to wear every day and night.

Viana Vintage Navy

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This classic men’s boat shoe has been handcrafted with soft vintage leather uppers, removable insoles and a brand new rubber sole that’s incredibly slip-resistant with maximum traction. Viana is more than practical; it’s also a style pleaser and comes in a waxy finish or full grain leather.

Comfortable, breathable sheepskin linings mean these men’s deck shoes can be worn with or without socks.

Planalto (Available in Suede Navy and Suede Truffle)

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With the ability to boost your spring wardrobe with some classic charm, these smart-casual lightweight leather trainers will help you put your best foot forward. Thanks to signature Anatomic Gel Technology® – which absorbs shock and adds comfort – the Planalto men’s trainer will carry you from restaurant to bar with ease.

Senador Touch Havana

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The Senador men’s slip on shoes are a must for the long spring and summer days. With a white natural rubber sole that will give a different look to your more elegant looks, this is a maximum comfort weekend smart-casual loafer, easily slipped on or off at the beginning and end of the day.

Preto Napa Croco Light Blue

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Something a little a different, the Preto lace up leather trainers will be the new trend this spring/summer. These smart-casual lightweight blue leather trainers combine a soft vintage brushed leather upper with a contrasting rubber gel sole.

Making use of signature Anatomic Gel Technology®, the soles of the shoe absorbs shock and adds comfort which is ideal for those long days.