Autumn Winter 2018: Keeping your feet on trend

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Anatomic & Co recently revealed their Autumn Winter 2018 collection (the best one yet in our opinion). The collection features past best sellers with some new innovative designs, as well as new material and colour updates. Here’s what you can expect…

New Colours

The collection focuses on true Brazilian style – embracing colour! So while the weather may be getting dull, Anatomic’s Autumn Winter collection is not all black and brown. With a multitude of different colours as well as some mouth-watering shades of brown like only Anatomic & Co can produce, there’s bound to be something to catch your eye.

New Outsole

Anatomic has created a brand new outsole – Savoy, which combines a supremely comfortable experience for both leisure and high performance walkers. It’s also destined to become a much sought after style in the footwear world – take a look at the styles Jonas and Heitor.

Shoe Innovation

Innovation is a key focus for Anatomic & Co and this season was no different. The new Francisco walking boot (above) has been created on Anatomic’s award winning 360 Air outsole which provides the wearer with supreme comfort through its air cylinder technology. So whether you’re on an outdoor hike or just walking to the pub, you will be in good company. The boot is also part of the wide-fitting collection, which is growing in popularity each season.

We’re really excited about this season’s new collection and we’re sure you will be too! Stay tuned for more updates on the new collection.

A guide to dress-down Fridays

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Who doesn’t love a Friday? One last stretch in the office before the weekend. Everyone just seems to be in a better mood, and yes, by nature it’s a more laid-back day (well for some people at least).

Many working environments have incorporated dress-down Fridays, allowing you a casual break from more formal business attire that is expected on other working days.

While this can be an enjoyable alternative to the suit and tie, dressing casually for the office may seem like you need another wardrobe selection just for this day. If you’re puzzling on what to wear for dress-down Fridays, here’s a quick and easy guide to help you nail any dress-down day in the office.

Casual professionalism

When choosing your casual attire, avoid deep v-necks, transparent fabrics, ripped jeans and too many accessories – you want to maintain a professional standard, even when you’re not suited up. Make sure that the fit of your casual attire is conservative enough to get you through the day with dignity.

Work in your personal style

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Coloured loafers, a unique shirt or statement socks are welcomed for dress-down Fridays. We’re not saying you should overdo it, but having at least one interesting feature can bring out individuality. People do recognise and appreciate small efforts like this, and you’ll draw the right kind of attention to yourself without going overboard.

Business casual footwear (As always, our favourite part)

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Like any other occasion, shoes will help direct your outfit from going too sloppy or too formal. If you’re wearing trousers or jeans, certain shoes will stand out better. Our ideal shoes for casual workwear attire include:

Brogues – suede is a great option for casual wear and the decorative perforations will help dress up more casual chinos and trousers
Chukka and Chelsea boots – both boot styles are a solid choice if you’re pairing your shoes with denim
Loafers – don’t shy away from coloured options
Trainers – avoid dirty or over the top styles, but rather opt for a clean pair of leather or suede trainers

      Tucano Vintage Navy                   Amazonas Tan                     Palmares Nubuck Indigo

On that note:

  • Keep your outfit well-presented and properly fitted
  • Inject some personality into your attire with patterns and colours
  • If you’re still wanting to wear a suit – linen, cotton or polyester are a less formal option
  • With blazers, replace the shirt and tie with a higher grade T-shirt
  • If your wearing denim, stick to dark or solid neutral washes and avoid ripped or loose fit styles
  • Let your shoes direct your outfit from going too sloppy

Stylish and easy mens Halloween costumes

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For many men, the notion of having to dress up for Halloween is a daunting task, especially if you’re splashing out the cash for an outfit you’ll probably never wear again. However, you don’t have to necessarily dress up as a zombie or supernatural being, but rather, use what items you already own and purchase attire that you can wear again in the future.

Here are 5 Halloween costumes that will actually make you look good and can be reworn for other occassions.

 

Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)

What you’ll need:

  • Cream linen suit
  • Yellow silk tie
  • Coordinating high V notch button up vest
  • Contrasting pointed button down collar shirt
  • Correspondent shoes or brushed lace ups
  • Sophisticated walking stick
Sao paulo Touch Bronze Brushed

Tintin

What you’ll need:

  • White shirt
  • Blue crewneck jumper
  • Brown chinos
  • Long socks to tuck in your chinos
  • Brown lace-ups
  • Optional – Trench coat (if you don’t already own one, you’ll want one this autumn/ winter)
Tucano Coffee Brown Brogue

Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)

What you’ll need:

  • Black suit
  • White shirt
  • Skinny black tie
  • Black lace-ups
  • Fake gun
Araras Black

Danny Zuko (Grease)

What you’ll need:

  • Black leather jacket
  • White crew-neck T-shirt
  • Black/ navy Jeans
  • Black Chelsea boots
  • Lots of hair gel
Cardoso Black

Clark Kent (Superman)

What you’ll need:

  • Superman T-shirt which features the shield (no need for the full body suit)
  • Unbottened white Oxford shirt
  • Black or grey trousers
  • Black lace-ups
Steve Smooth Black

If none of these outfits resonate with you, you can always check out our dress up suggestions from last Halloween.

 

 

Image source:

The Great Gatsby – https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/jonathan-romney-on-luhrmanns-the-great-gatsby-leonardo-dicaprio-gets-lost-in-bazs-jazz-8622264.html

Tintin – https://comicvine.gamespot.com/the-adventures-of-tintin/4025-1353/user-reviews/

Jules Winnfield- https://variety.com/2016/film/news/miramax-sells-to-bein-media-group-1201720912/

Danny Zuko – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNNsIoMZym8

Clack Kent – http://filmnerds.com/2012/01/13/the-great-scenes-clark-kent-vs-superman-from-superman-iii/

Men’s Style Guide: Business Casual Shoes

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“You can tell a man by his shoes” − this statement could not be more true. Take a well-worn and highly polished brogue for example, which suggests a man is both professional and practical.

One place you should be giving off the right impression, is in the workplace. But with the rules of business wear changing, some men are lost in an unfortunate style mess. Men’s business attire is becoming more and more casual, with strict suits becoming an option rather than a requirement.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide to men’s business casual shoes.

Business Casual Shoe tips

  • Avoid chunky shoes that will ruin even the best of suits.
  • Stay away from cheap materials. You are likely to wear your business shoes on a regular basis, so it’s worth investing in a good quality leather or suede shoe.
  • Take care of your shoes. Polish and keep them clean – tatty and dirty shoes are not a good look.

Loafers and Slip On Shoes

Loafers are the ideal business casual shoes. Their slip-on style and simple design make them a joy to wear throughout the day, whilst still maintaining a sophisticated look.

Chelsea Boots

While other shoes go out of style, Chelsea boots are a timeless pick for men’s casual business shoes. The effortless stylish Chelsea boot is highly sophisticated and features elasticated side panels, making them easy to put on in the morning and take off after work.

Brogues and Oxfords

If you’re starting out at a new job and aren’t quite sure of how casual the working environment is, go with an Oxford or Brogue shoe. For years these have been the classic office shoe choice for men, so you won’t go wrong with a pair. For a more casual look, avoid black leather that is a formal trademark. Rather, go for a brown leather or coloured suede.

Lace-up Boots

With colder months ahead, these make a perfect business casual shoe. When wearing boots in the workplace, you need to avoid overly bulky options, which are not appropriate for work. Choose a well-crafted leather pair that looks tidy for a great business casual shoe.

Desert Boots

The ankle length boots with rounded toes is one of the more casual options for business footwear. Featuring a rubber sole, Desert boots are an exiting alternative choice for men’s business casual shoes.