Autumn checklist: 3 shoes every man should own

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Chillier weather means an update to your footwear wardrobe – one of the more exciting things to look forward to during this time.

And with the weather getting a bit more comfortable, so should you. Autumn style for men is all about finding comfort while also enjoying the season’s exciting tailoring, rich colours, and flattering fabrics. And when it comes to dressing up during this season, shoes are our favourite part.

Whether you prefer something sleek like a Chelsea boot, or  something that’s a little chunkier like a lace-up boot, here are 3 shoe styles to own when the leaves start to change.

1. Chelsea boots

The iconic fashion statement boot that has been a style-pleaser for many past seasons remains no less popular to this day. The Chelsea boot can be dressed for both formal and informal occasions, as it is both versatile and effortlessly stylish.

We’ve said it before: Chelsea boots look good with everything, and will take you anywhere, from a wedding to a night out in town.

Cardoso Smooth Black     Amazonas Tan     Cardoso Navy

 2. Brogues

The brogue is the all-year-round shoe. Why? Because formal occasions occur throughout all the seasons. With its elegant silhouette, closed lacing and broguing patterns, brogues always offer you a polished look.

These leather shoes are versatile and work for many occasions — which is exactly why brogues are a must-have for your autumn (and yearly) wardrobe collection.

Araras Black       Tucano Navy        Charles Smooth Bronze

3. Lace-up boots

Lace-up boots offer more coverage than other shoes, but are no less versatile. You can dress them up with smart trousers and they’ll fit in just fine at most formal events, or you can keep it casual by pairing them with jeans with the hems rolled up.

A pair with rubber soles will give you the freedom you need to get around without too much worry about damaging your boots.

Furtado Cognac        Pedras Rust        londrina Brown

 

 

All Anatomic Shoes are crafted with Anatomic Gel Technology®, which makes the soles of the shoes incredibly flexible, bouncy and comfortable. The soles and insoles also 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.

10 style mistakes most men make

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Many men take great thought into what they wear — but why you ask? A good sense of style builds confidence, attracts positive attention and says a lot about who you are as a person — so getting it right is significant.

A lot of men out there fall down the trap of wearing and partnering clothes that really don’t create a good first impression. And most of the time they don’t even know that they’re getting it wrong. So let’s jump straight into it — here are 10 style mistakes most men make.

1) White socks

There’s a time and place for white socks — wearing them with a suit is not one of those times. White socks look cheap and get dingy easily, so unless you’re breaking a sweat, don’t bring out the white socks.

If you’re unsure on how to style your socks — here’s a quick guide to sock styling.

2) Pointy shoes

Despite what you may think, pointy toes do not look stylish, but rather give off an unsophisticated look. We suggest leaving pointy toes for the elves…

3) Long Trousers

Not only do baggy trousers make you look shorter, but they make you look sloppy too. We suggest opting for a trouser length that barely skims the top of your shoes. Cropped trousers are a current trend and are also welcomed — especially if you want to show off your socks (not white ones).

4) Long jacket sleeves

The sleeves  of your jacket should be just above your wrist bone and should allow 1/2 inch of shirt cuff to be seen. Seldom will you find a jacket that fits perfectly straight off the rack, so be sure to pay a visit to a tailor.

5) Baggy dress shirts

This is a common mistake! Dress shirts that are too baggy are not a good look and can actually make you look fatter than you are. There are tons of dress shirts available to satisfy the needs of any man’s body type, so there’s no excuse.

6) Visible undershirt

Your undershirt should never be visible, so if you’re going to wear one and enjoy leaving a few buttons undone, then try opting for a v-neck undershirt so that it’s hidden.

7) Tie length

A lot of men wear their ties too long or too short. The tip of your tie should always rest between the top and bottom of your belt buckle area.

8) Trying to match everything

If done correctly, matching your attire works wonders. However, sometimes wearing the exact same fabric or trying too hard to match colours can make your outfit look overdone.

9) Too many accessories

While we’re fans of accessories, you should never go too overboard. Count your accessories — patterned shirt, tie, pocket square, cufflinks, bracelets, rings, colour socks, etc. — and limit yourself to 3 or 4. The less you wear, the more bolder your accessories will stand out.

10) Not dressing for your shape

Dress for the size you are, not the size you want to be. Tighter clothing can accentuate a few rolls — this applies to T-shirts, blazers and trousers. Rather, opt for slim-fit attire that sits on your body comfortably without pulling in any unwanted areas.

Men’s socks: the ultimate guide to styling your socks

Men’s socks are an exciting piece of clothing. While some may pay little attention to styling their socks with the rest of their outfit, stylish gentlemen will know that they are a small detail that can either pull an outfit together or serve as an unwelcome distraction.

Anatomic & Co has put together a complete guide on what socks you should be wearing with your outfits.

Plain Dress Socks

mens sock guide

Standard black, grey and navy socks make the best dress socks as they complete a sophisticated look when worn with a smart suit or tuxedo. When wearing a smart suit, always match the colour of your socks with the exact colour of your trousers. Plain white socks with a black or navy suit? No, no, no!

Textured Socks

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Textured socks give your outfit more of an edge, but can add weight to your overall look. These socks work great with brogues and desert boots – just co-ordinate sock colours with the colour of your shoes. These socks can also be a shade darker, lighter or completely different to your trousers.

Statement/ Bright Socks

guide to mens socks

Bright and colourful statement socks have become popular in recent times, with more stylish gentlemen adding some extra attention to their outfits. Bright socks work well with plain suits and 1 colour dress shoes. When choosing your colour socks, it’s important to complement them with the rest of your outfit to avoid a clash and looking like a clown.

Patterned Socks

Surprisingly, patterned socks are rather versatile and easy to style. Apart from wearing them with a plain T-shirt, slim jeans and trainers, they can also be worn with a suit for a more dashing look.

Pattern socks that aren’t too bright or colourful work well with suits. Team a pair of polka dot or striped socks with your favourite brogues, lace-ups or even loafers – once again make sure that the socks co-ordinate with the shoes and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

Men’s boot styles for autumn/ winter 2018

If you’re looking to bolster your autumn wardrobe with a new pair of boots, but stuck between a few styles – Anatomic & Co has you covered.

Here’s a quick and easy guide to choosing the perfect autumn/winter boot styles.

 

Chelsea Boots

Coloured, suede, leather or with a patent finish? Whatever your preference, the Chelsea boot is the ultimate boot for the style-minded man.

This boot style can easily be incorporated into both casual and formal looks. While Chelsea boots and jeans are a desirable duo, they  are becoming an increasingly popular footwear option with formal attire. Partnering a pair of black Chelsea boots with a neatly tailored suit, for example, is an exciting way to add a twist on a classic look.

 

Lace Up Boots

Men’s lace up boots come in an array of styles and designs. The main aspect of lace up boots is practicality. While these are worn for fashion, they still maintain a functional design with sturdy materials, thick soles and strong support around the ankles and feet.

Lace up boots work great with autumn/ winter attire. Their chunky shape contrasts well with slimline jeans and a leather jacket. For a more formal option, you can partner a longline coat with less structured fit jeans. 

 

Ankle Boots

Another highly versatile boot style is 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. These boots can be worn with either jeans or trousers and a button-up shirt or sweater. You might want to avoid suede styles during wetter periods. And don’t forget to match the colour of your shoes to the colour of your accessories, such as belts.

 

With long summer days coming to an end, it’s time to look for a pair of boots that will keep your feet warm and stylish over the autumn/winter months. With a wide variety of boots for you to choose from, it’s time to pick a style that suits you. Don’t ask us, we’d bag a pair of each.