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


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.

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