Style Guide: How To Wear Men’s Boots

When it comes to footwear for the well-dressed man, boots are right at the top of that list.

Not only are men’s boots practical and comfortable to wear, but also versatile and stylish.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at the Desert, Chelsea and Ankle boot and how these boot styles work with a range of looks.

 

The Desert boot

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The desert boot is crafted with soft, flexible material and handmade style design. This type of shoe is ideal for warmer times as the shoe ensures your feet stay cool and comfortable.

However, it’s not just summer outfits that they work with. Desert boots and jeans are a classic combination – try stick with neutral shades to get the most out of your desert boots. Add a plain tee and you’ll be ready for a casual day out.

For a smarter sophisticated look, team your desert boots with denim jeans and just about any button-up shirt.

 

The Chelsea boot

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The inherently cool boot is a style booster for many outfits. Thanks to their sleek appearance, Chelsea boots can work with both casual and formal outfits.

For casual wear, try opting for a brown or suede pair. Then, complete your look with jeans, a T-shirt and a jacket.

Alternatively, for a smarter look, opt for a pair of black or burgundy leather Chelsea boots and partner them with your tailored suit.

 

The Ankle boot

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Another highly versatile boot style in the Ankle boot, which reaches just above the ankle. The shoe can be partnered with a variety of outfits, including casual and smart casual attire.

You can pair your ankle boots or chukkas with either jeans or trousers and a button-up shirt or sweater.

 

Men have been wearing boots for many years and they have evolved over time into something that’s now so much more than just a practical shoe.

Today, boots work with both smart casual and semi-formal outfits, making them a valuable wardrobe addition for any stylish gentleman.

That being said, not all boot styles work with all occasions, so it’s important to know when and where you can dress up different types and the best ways to style them.

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London Marathon 2018: spectators guide

While you may not fancy running more than 26 miles around the city of London, you may still be keen to join the cheering crowds for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The 2018 London Marathon will be running the streets of the capital, and whether you’re going to support family and friends or to experience the fancy dress fundraisers – this can be an enjoyable day out.

Anatomic & Co has put together a complete spectators guide so that you don’t miss out on the action.

What is the London Marathon?

The London marathon is a 26.2 mile race around the streets of London that attracts professionals, celebrities and some truly impractical outfits. The race attracts just as many spectators as participants with a truly remarkable atmosphere.

The 38th edition of the race will see the Queen herself starting the event – but over at Windsor Castle.

The route

The marathon starts south of the Thames at Blackheath and passes through Greenwich before crossing the river over Tower Bridge. It then continues through central London before finishing in glory in front of Buckingham Palace.

Hotspots for spectators

The Start: Greenwich – the marathon will begin between Greenwich and Blackheath. It’s worth noting that although the Queen is opening this year’s London Marathon, she’ll be pushing the ‘start’ button from the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Mile 12-13: Tower Bridge – if you make it early enough, you’ll be able to photograph your favourite costumes as they speed past the iconic bridge.

Mile 17: Canary Wharf – a prime spot if you’re bringing children along

The final stretch: Mile 25-26 – cheer the runners as they cross the finish line.

Date and start times

This 2018 marathon takes place on Sunday April 22.

08:55 – Elite Wheelchair Races

09:00 – World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup ambulant races

09:15 – The Elite Women’s Race

10:00 – The Elite Men’s Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Marathon Championships and Mass Race

As always don’t forget your shoes

A day where you’ll be on your feet from start to finish always calls for a comfortable pair of shoes. We recommend wearing a pair that is both comfortable and stylish – so if you’re planning to head to the pub or grab a bite to eat you – your shoes will carry you there with sophisticated comfort.

Smart trainers or Casual boots can help you make this transition, whilst keeping your feet happy.

Our recommendations:

             VIANA SKY LIGHT BLUE                               VAI NUBUCK SILVER                       PLANALTO SUEDE NAVY

 

An easy guide to suit sizing

Any well dressed gentleman knows that the most important thing when choosing a suit is to get the right fit.

A fine fitting suit is measured in all the right places to give you a smart look, a defined silhouette, and the confidence that comes with knowing that you’re dressed on point.

Anatomic & Co has put together a quick an easy guide to suit sizing, so that you can get the perfect tailoring for your formal wear.

 

1. Measure chest size for a suit jacket

Measuring your chest correctly is the first step to getting your suit fitted properly. To measure your chest size, run a measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest. The tape should be just below the armpit and over your shoulder blades (horizontal to the floor).

Make sure to also measure the narrowest part of your waist for tops, jackets and blazers.

 

2. Measure sleeve length

A common mistake that men make is not knowing how long their suit jacket sleeve length should be. To find the right length, measure from the top of your shoulder to below the wrist (ideally 2-3cm from the skin between your index finger and thumb).

While this might seem too long, you need to consider the natural movement of the arm. Your suit jacket should always be at least 1 centimetre shorter than your shirt sleeve – you can use your wrist bone as the marker for your suit sleeve length.

 

3. Suit Trouser length

Suit trousers that don’t fit properly will ruin your whole look. Having stacked bottoms on suit trousers is a no!

Your trouser size includes your waist and inside leg measurements. The best way to get your trousers measured is to either go to a tailor or try on a variety of sizes in store.

The tailor will measure around your natural trouser waistline, running the tape from your trouser waist to where you would like your trousers to end.

And now for our favourite part – how your trousers sit on your shoe. This is a key element to your suit. You’ll want to have your trousers sit slightly on your shoe, and this is known as the ‘break’. Ideally you want a quarter break: the back of your trousers sitting slightly down the back of your shoe, with the front of your trousers hovering over your laces.

 

4. Picking the right shoe

The five most common suit colours are navy, medium or mid-grey, charcoal, brown, and black. While black suits and black shoes is a safe option, you’ll have to be bolder to be a true gentleman of style.

Here are some of our favourite shoe styles to style with a suit:

 

Charles Smooth Bronze                          Fernando Smooth Black                        Villas Touch Havana

 

Sao Paulo Touch Anil Brushed            Ben Touch Anil Brushed               Pilar Vintage Sky Light Blue

 

Suiting up is an art form and creating true beauty in your ensembles comes down to perfecting the details. Every man should know how a suit needs to fit and its an absolute essential to know what your measurements are.

Smart Casual Trainers: Changing the world of menswear

Last year, spring/summer saw menswear designers ditch the rigid rules of tailoring in favour of a more modern look.

Men’s smart casual trainers were unlikely to be considered prior to this when dressing for smart casual occasions, but rather trainers were designated for the most casual events.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at some of the finest smart casual trainers for men to style with minimal effort.

Smart Black Trainers

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Just like brogues or other dress shoes, you may find that smart black trainers are a little easier to style. Black trainers with a hint of white, or in the case of the Bilac Full Grain Chumbo – a gum sole and dark brown laces – the break in colour allows you to show off your shoes.

Try keeping your outfit with your black trainers simple by wearing a dark grey or black jumper with grey trousers.

Smart Brown Trainers

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Brown trainers are another ideal style if you’re going after that smart casual look. Depending on the style and material, brown shoes can bring a formal feel with an added toned down aspect.

The Planalto Suede Truffle leather trainers are a good style to choose as they give you all the options to wear them for multiple occasions.

Style your brown trainers with a pair of denim jeans, a button-up shirt and throw on an overcoat or wooden blazer for a distinctive formality look.

Alternative smart casual trainers

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Wearing trainers with a suit are favoured by many men, so long as they’re smart trainers, and not any old shabby ones.

A slim fitting suit works really well with a pair of trainers, and they don’t necessarily have to be black or white either.

The Preto lace up leather trainers are a new trend this spring/summer and combine a soft vintage brushed leather upper with a contrasting rubber gel sole.

Wearing trainers with a suit is already an alternative take on the traditional suit, so pairing it with unconventional footwear like the Preto trainers won’t look too strange.

If you want to go for an even more casual look, you can swap the shirt and blazer combo to a T-shirt and blazer one. This also helps give you the complete smart-casual look.

On that note

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The best smart casual trainers are the ones that can transition from day to night with ease. This style shoe can be worn for many different outings and can pull off multiple styles and looks.

That being said, you must remember to stick to classic styles and designs for a long lasting and stylish pair of smart casual trainers. Sticking with grey, black and other streamlined silhouettes will give you the best results.