Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Shoe Styles For Every Man

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas: Men's shoes

At Anatomic & Co, we like to think that Valentine’s Day is just a great excuse to eat chocolate, have a glass (or a few bottles) of wine and do something you enjoy, with that special someone in your life.

It’s also an excuse to get some nice new stuff! We’re not saying men don’t like roses and chocolates, too, but a new pair of shoes is that much better…

So if you want a way to his heart this Valentine’s, a new pair of shoes should do the trick – and if you don’t know his size, just turn over a pair of his shoes when he’s not looking!

The detail-oriented man

men's brogues - dress shoes

If your man appreciates the art of dressing well and the craftsmanship of his shoes, he’ll be delighted with a new pair of brogues. This classic shoe style has a timeless appeal and can be worn with many outfits, including everything from tailored jeans and a v-neck shirt, to a two-piece suit.

The rugged man

men's boots - dress shoes

Men who like their boots are likely to be both trendy and masculine. A good pair of desert boots or lace-up boots will see the receiver through the colder seasons ahead with pure, unadulterated flair. If cared for correctly, they will last as long as you hope your relationship will…

The casual but cool man

men's trainers - dress shoes

For the easygoing gentleman out there, trainers will be at the top of their wish list. A solid pair of trainers will provide both style and comfort unlike any other piece of footwear. Trainers are now widely acceptable for most occasions – a night out in town, smart-casual events and even most work places.

The sophisticated man

men's chelsea boots - dress shoes

A pulled-together gentleman will appreciate a quality pair of Chelsea boots. Regardless of age, size, or personal style, the timeless Chelsea boot deserves a spot on every shoe rack. Available in both leather and suede, they also come in a variety of colours.

The laid-back man

men's chelsea loafer - dress shoes

The skillful blend of comfort and flair make the loafer a favoured style for the laid-back gentleman. A quality pair of loafers is one of the most versatile and wearable pieces that a man can have in his footwear wardrobe.

 

If you ask us, nothing can beat a new pair of shoes. Whether you’re a believer in treating your loved one on Valentine’s Day or you think it’s a marketing scam, we’ve got shoes that every man out there will appreciate.

A guide to men’s winter boot styles

mens winter boots

Most stylish gentlemen would’ve already purchased their winter boots for the 2019 season, while others may still be on the hunt for styles that suit their personal taste.

Whether you’re after a pair of trendy street-style boots or something more on the sophisticated side, Anatomic has rounded up the boots that will see you through the colder months.

What to look out for in winter boots

mens winter boots

Quality materials: A well-made boot will always be made of quality leather or materials. The price is often a good indicator – dirt cheap prices indicate cheap craftsmanship and materials.

A good sole: If you cannot see the continuation of the stitch through the sole, then you’re looking at a pair of cheaper boots with an imitation welt. The soles of Anatomic’s shoes feature Anatomic Gel Technology®, which give the soles added resistance and flexibility.

Intel: A well-made boot or shoe has detailed information on how and where it is made. Anatomic’s shoes are designed in the UK and handcrafted in Brazil using the latest shoe-making technology and finest materials.

Practicality: Quality designs will combine functionality with style. These boots will be fitted with comfortable and practical soles.

Chelsea Boots

mens winter boots

Chelsea boots are perfect for channeling a cool, effortless style. This is by far the most versatile boot. The right pair can be worn with tailored trousers during the week or with skinny jeans over the weekend.

While suede Chelsea boots are highly appealing, leather options provide resilience and an enduring elegance during the cold and wet – just give them a wipe.

Ankle/ Desert Boots

mens winter boots

The desert boot is a smarter, more hardwearing alternative to trainers. While the mid-weight construction of the desert boot marks them as a clear choice for warmer seasons, they’re actually a top pick for winter months too.

The in-between profile makes this boot smart enough to style with a roll neck, blazer and tailored trousers, but at the same time casual enough to be worn with chinos or jeans and a sweatshirt. Ideal for winter dress codes.

Lace up boots

mens winter boots

Throughout recent years, we have seen lace up boots come and go, but this season, the merge of fashion and function is back. The trend has been seen to play an important role in street fashion so far, and we’re guessing it won’t be going anytime soon.

You can pair them with a range of casual outfits, from joggers to jeans, denim jackets to parkas. Just remember, this boot style should always be casual.

 

On that note:

As a stylish gentleman, you’ll need some quality winter boots, and not just one pair, preferably two or more. These hard-working styles mentioned above will help get you through your frosty commute – in style too! Winter boots are as good-looking as they are practical.

You can explore Anatomic’s handcrafted range of high quality boots here.

Winter essentials: shoes and jeans matching guide

mens winter boots

Denim jeans are a definite wardrobe staple – they can be dressed up or dressed down, and get you through many outings.

But what shoes should you be matching with your jeans to support a stylish and sophisticated look?

Anatomic & Co has put together a complete guide on what shoes to wear with your jeans, so that you can step out in style this winter.

Skinny Jeans

mens shoes and jeans combo

Both skinny and super skinny jeans can be hard to pull off if they do not correspond with the rest of your outfit. Remember, that your legs will look thinner in skinny jeans, therefore making your feet look bigger.

So when choosing shoes to wear with your skinny jeans, you want to avoid looking bottom-heavy. Slip-on’s and loafers work great with skinny jeans, while chunky high-top trainers not so much.

Chelsea boots provide a smart combo with skinny jeans – they are a match made heaven.

Baggy Jeans

mens shoes and jeans combo 2

As baggy jeans are ultimately a more casual item of clothing, they pair best with a pair of trainers and a T-shirt. Chunkier trainers will balance out your outfit, while smaller trainers can make your outfit look unbalanced.

This jean style is for casual wear only, so you don’t want to wear them with your smart dress shoes. Also, remember that dragging jeans are a bad look – you want baggy, not oversized. You can roll up your baggy jeans, to suit your style.

Slim Fit / Straight Leg Jeans

mens shoes and jeans combo 3

Slim fit or straight leg jeans are probably the most versatile option, as they can be worn with most shoe styles and work for many occasions.

When it comes to partnering these jeans with shoes, they can be worn with trainers, dress shoes or even boots. Whatever you choose to wear with them, length is important – jeans should sit on or just above your shoe.

For smarter occasions, stick to brogues, loafers or a Chukka boot.

 

As you can see from our handy little guide, certain shoe styles work better with certain jeans. This being said, style is a personal expression, but don’t cross into the realm of poor dress wear just to make a statement. It’s important to remember that your shoes should always complement your jeans

5 shoes to upgrade your footwear game in 2019

2019 shoe trends for men

There’s no time like a new year to raise your shoe game. You already know that people take note of how you dress. And that’s why, it always pays to look your best in your business and social circles; so put your best foot forward in 2019.

Irrespective of whether your shoe wardrobe is dapper or yet to fulfil its potential, there’s room for all of us to upgrade our style game.

So if you’re looking to take your shoe game to a whole new level in 2019, Anatomic & Co has outlined 5 shoe styles that will help you get through the year in sophisticated style.

The Brogue

The brogue is an ideal smart shoe for every season. The intricate design and perforated holes in the brogue make this a versatile and smart shoe.

If you’re looking to get more use out of your brogue, try opting for a brown pair, such as the Charles II Touch Bronze. This style will work for both formal and casual occasions.

While most brogues are quite a heavy piece of footwear, this pair by Anatomic & Co is lightweight and flexible, thanks to their soft leather uppers and rubber gel soles. This means you can wear them all day long without your feet getting tired.

The Chelsea Boot

The perfect combination with tailored jeans, the Chelsea boot is another classic style that can be worn through every season.

For a more casual pair, you can try out something like the Cardoso Vintage Navy. This boot is perfect for teaming with a pair of casual jeans and a simple tee for a day out.

For a more formal pair of Chelsea boots, then take a look at the Natal Floater Black. The smooth black leather gives them an instant formal feel whilst still being stylish.

The Loafer

A winner during warmer seasons, the classic loafer can be worn for almost any occasion and work well.

Over recent years, the loafer has crept its way up to the more formal stakes and we now see it as both a formal and casual piece of footwear.

When it comes to choosing a loafer, there are a couple styles to choose from, depending on your preference.

Trainers

Trainers have become a staple item of every man’s wardrobe, and are now one of the most popular items of clothing around.

Trainers are the best part of a casual outfit and with them being such a big part of fashion; you need to style them well.

A smart-casual lightweight leather trainer, such as the Classico Touch Anil, is classy in every way and will form the main part of your outfit – so you need to keep the rest of your outfit pretty basic and the attentions on your feet.

The Boat shoe

While it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself wearing a pair during winter (but there’s nothing stopping you), the boat shoe is a summer delight.

These slip-ons are as easy to wear as trainers or sandals, but look a little sharper and can be worn with slightly dressier clothes.

Boat shoes come in a wide variety of colours these days, so the choice is yours.

Classic shoes are the way forward for the man who is looking to upgrade his style. Most stylish men on the planet will own most, if not all of the shoe styles mentioned above. So grab a pair and put your best foot forward in 2019.