Men’s style guide: How to dress well

Men's style guide- How to dress well

Of course, what style works for one man, doesn’t always work for another. However, when it comes to dressing well, there are a few solid suggestions that men can follow to look their best.

Dressing well is an aspiration many men have, and it can be the simplest things that can make or break an outfit. Follow this dress guide to attract the right attention with your personal style.

Find your inspiration

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To start off, look for some inspiration from people that are doing it well. And we aren’t just talking about celebrities, who have their own professional stylists and an unlimited budget. No, you can gain inspiration from people around you or social channels and persons that deal with men’s fashion.

There is nothing wrong with imitating a style and adapting it in a way that will make you feel your best.

Know your size and fitting

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Knowing your size that best fits your body shape will enhance your overall appearance. You could be wearing on-trend and stylish clothing, but if you are not getting the fit right, you won’t be doing yourself any favours.

Try out different fittings in shirts, jeans and other pieces. If the items are too baggy or tight, change the size and don’t be afraid to look at fittings and styles that might work better with your shape. For example, while skinny jeans are stylish, they might not work with your body shape. A looser fit style of jeans might complement your look better.

Work with staples

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Next up, you need a wardrobe equipped with the basics. Include plain T-shirts, Oxford shirts, different jeans, some crew neck jumpers and you will have everything you need for a casual wardrobe.

On the smarter side, invest in good tailoring and a few smart shirts and knitwear. If you want to add personality, you’ll need to also add in-trend pieces.

Invest in quality shoes

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When it comes to smart shoes, opt for classic styles such as brogues, derbies and loafers. The great thing about these styles is that they do not only work well with tailoring, but also a pair of jeans and an Oxford shirt for more smart casual outings. Good quality dress shoes are timeless and can last you 15 years or more, so invest wisely.

For casual styles, you’ll need more than one pair of trainers. We’d suggest classic leather styles, which work with jeans and shorts. Smart leather trainers can even be paired with tailoring, if you’re brave enough.

Don’t forget about your boots for colder months. Every stylish gentleman will own at least one pair of lace-up boots and Chelsea boots, which are timeless and sophisticated.

 

Following these easy tips will get you well on your way to being a well-dressed man. It really isn’t that hard if you spend wisely, invest in versatile items and know how to style these pieces into a great outfit.

 

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What To Wear To A Summer Wedding In 2019

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Summer weddings are a great opportunity for stylish gentlemen to dress and impress. However, looking both fashionable and staying cool can be a tricky task. While a black suit and tie are always a go-to option, it may leave you feeling uncomfortably hot.

So what should you wear to a spring or summer wedding in 2019? Anatomic & Co has you covered, so that you look and feel your coolest.

What’s the wedding dress guide?

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First things first, refer to the dress code that the bride and groom requested. You don’t want to turn up in a plain tux to a Game of Thrones themed wedding…

If there is no dress code, then consider the formality of the venue.

Choose breathable materials

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Cotton or polyester items are ideal summer fabrics. As a bonus, they also look sleek and polished.

Cotton pieces allow more air circulation, which is great for ridding your body of excessive heat. One downside of the material is that it is moisture-absorbing, and can sometimes look damp.

Polyester on the other hand is moisture-wicking, meaning perspiration isn’t likely to show. However, since moisture cannot escape as easily, you won’t feel the same cooling effect that cotton gives you.

So the choice is yours – if you want to stay as cool as possible, then go with cotton. If you are going to sweat throughout the event, then polyester might work more in your favour.

Embrace brighter colours

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding In 2019

A summer wedding usually calls for a suit and tie – with lighter colours like grey and beige being popular options. The great thing about summer is that you have the option to embrace more colour.

Pastel coloured dress shirts work nicely for summer weddings – again we recommend something lightweight and breathable. Never underestimate the difference the colour and texture a dress shirt can make.

Summer dress shoes

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There are a number of dress shoes men can adopt for a summer wedding, that partner perfectly with a variety of outfits.

Loafers

The great thing about the loafer is that it provides a cool summer look that can work with both casual and formal apparel. This makes it one of the most versatile shoes in the summer wardrobe.

Brogues

These shoes will add interest and excitement to your summer outfits, thanks to their unique perforations. Whether you’re dressing for a smart casual wedding or semi-formal one, brogues can perfectly complete your look.

Boat shoes

For a more laid-back wedding, boat shoes are quintessentially preppy. They also come in all kinds of colours, adding life to any outfit.

 

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5 essential men’s shoes for Spring Summer 2019

When it comes to men’s shoes for the warmer months, including the right footwear in your wardrobe can be tricky. You will need shoes that are both breathable and comfortable – and you don’t want to compromise on style.

There are plenty men’s summer shoe options out there. Anatomic & Co takes a look at these styles and how you can wear them for Spring Summer 2019.

Men’s Trainers

Trainers are now widely accepted in most aspects of life, even in the more laid back office and on nights out. A good pair of trainers will tread the line of style and comfort unlike any other shoe style.

men's shoes spring summer 2019 Featured shoe: Classico Touch Anil

 

How to wear trainers this season:

Don’t be afraid to try brighter pairs this season. You can wear your smart casual leather trainers with tailored trousers, slim denim, chinos and even casual unstructured suiting.

Men’s Slip Ons

Loafers or slip-on’s are a practical statement shoe. They are highly versatile, and can take you from a casual weekend to a formal event with ease. Traditional styles in solid colours are workplace-appropriate for the more casual days. Comfortable on the feet? Yes.

men's shoes spring summer 2019 Featured shoe: Macau Touch Navy

 

How to wear loafers this season:

Wear without socks, or with some no-shows. Partner cleaner style loafers with tailored trousers for formal settings or rolled jeans for casual outings. On warmer days, wear them with shorts.

Men’s Boat Shoes

Boat shoes were a massive trend a couple years back. This season we’ll see them on trend once more. As they say, the classics never die.

men's shoes spring summer 2019 Featured shoe: Viana II Vintage/Sky Vintage Sky Blue

 

How to wear boat shoes this season:

Boat shoes don’t only work great with shorts. This season, try wearing them with black or raw slim leg jeans and a plain tee for a comfortable and casual look. The next boat party could be just around the corner, so make sure you’re prepared!

Men’s Brogues

With its classic broguing details that run throughout the upper, the brogue is an all-year-round essential. Black or dark brown leather options work best for more formal outings. Suede brogues are smart enough to wear with a worsted suit and stylish enough for jeans.

men's shoes spring summer 2019 Featured shoe: Charles II Touch Havana

 

How to wear brogues this season:

This season, we recommend lighter shades of brown, which will play well with many colours in your spring/ summer palette. You can wear your lighter shade brogues with chinos and other casual trousers.

Men’s Desert Boots

While most stylish gentlemen will be putting their boots away for the warmer months, one boot that you can include in your Spring Summer wardrobe is the Desert boot.

men's shoes spring summer 2019 Featured shoes: Colorado Floater Pinhao & Colorado Vintage Navy

 

How to wear desert boots this season:

In Spring Summer 2019, try dressing down a pair of desert boots with a flannel shirt and denim jeans for an all round perfect casual look.

 

Also read: Men’s Dress Shoes: New Anatomic Spring Summer Collection

Spring 2019: Men’s Shoe Guide

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As we head into spring, you’ll require a slight change in your footwear wardrobe to better suit the weather. It starts making less sense to put on those suede Chelsea boots, and more sense to wear other styles.

Anatomic & Co has put together a spring shoe guide for men, looking at some of the favourite styles for the 2019 season.

Men’s Trainers

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Every man should own a pair of good, smart casual trainers. Trainers are an all-year-round style and have the added benefit of being a timeless menswear staple. In spring 2019, you can look at pairing your leather trainers with a t-shirt and tailored jeans. Now days, trainers are also acceptable with a suit – just make sure you go with a more minimalist trainer and that your trousers are tailored to sit just above your ankle.

Our trainer style for spring 2019: Classico Touch Anil or Havana

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Men’s Slip On Shoes

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Combining laid-back comfort without sacrificing any style, men’s slip on shoes will see you through the spring and summer months. Slip on shoes or loafers for men range from simple and classy to definitive statement pieces. You can wear your loafers with suits for formal settings or with rolled up jeans for a more casual look. They even work great with short trousers and an Oxford shirt.

Our loafer style for spring 2019: Tavares Floater Pinhao

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Men’s Chukka Boots

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If you’re not looking forward to putting away the boots, there’s good news for you. Chukka boots are the go-to boot for when the weather starts to get warmer – they were originally created for the British Army fighting in hot climates. These men’s boots will carry you through spring and summer, and are available in different colours and materials. If you are after a more versatile style, opt for brown or sand shades, but don’t be afraid to go for a more dynamic colour.

Our Chukka boot style for spring 2019: Colorado Navy, Pinhao or Brown

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Men’s Brogues

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No matter the time of year, you’ll always need a pair of smart dress shoes to fall back on – and we recommend the stylish brogue. Brogues are often worn with a suit, giving the wearer a polished, smart look. Black brogues are seen as an acceptable business shoe, while brown tones provide a more relaxed look and two tone coloured leathers an edgy alternative. For spring 2019, we suggest opting for a brogue that works with both smart and casual outfits to create a clean, sophisticated finish.

Our brogue style for spring 2019: The Tucano (available in a variety of styles)

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On that note:

While putting away our winter boots for the next few months is not fun, spring opens up the option for you to wear different styles. Trainers and loafers bring back that casual look we miss during the winter, while chukka boots and brogues rejuvenate style for the outdoor season. In spring 2019, try experimenting with something new.

Men’s St. Patrick’s Day style guide

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St. Patrick’s Day is always one big welcoming bash. You can expect lots of dancing, hearty traditional dishes, huge parades and as many pints as you can handle…

As great as this occasion may be, that’s no excuse to let your dress standards slip. You don’t want to be that guy in the over the top bright green outfit with a Guinness hat on – that can be spotted all the way from Dublin.

Whether you’re heading to London’s St Patrick’s Day parade or to the pub with a few mates, we’ve got you covered on what to wear and where to go in and around London.

What to do for St. Patrick’s Day

You don’t have to go to Ireland to enjoy the party atmosphere of St Patrick’s Day 2019. There’s plenty going on right here in London, such as the London St Patrick’s Day Parade, the Music Trail at Camden Market or visiting an Irish pub near you.

What to wear for St. Patrick’s Day

Rather than covering yourself head-to-toe in bright green, opt for a dash of unexpected colour – pair shades of greens with more neutral colours.

To the pub

If you plan on heading down to the nearest Irish pub, the easiest way to nod to the occasion is to throw on a green piece of knitwear. Try opting for something like a khaki sweater that will slot seamlessly into your current wardrobe. Add your favourite jeans and a pair of quality Chelsea boots and you’re all set.

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Chelsea boots available from Anatomic & Co
Jumper available from River Island

 

To the parade

London’s St Patrick’s Day parade lines the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square and cheers on a stream of leprechaun floats, traditional musicians and squads of Irish dancers. If you don’t mind crowds, hit the streets with a green scarf and a pair of comfortable smart casual leather trainers.

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Leather Trainers available from Anatomic & Co
Scarf available from Wool Lovers London

 

To a dinner date

If you prefer a quieter dinner, team up a plain tee with a blazer and tailored trousers. Add a stylish pair of brogues and you’re all set.

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Brogues available from Anatomic & Co
Blazer available from Topman

When is St Patrick’s Day?

St Paddy’s day takes place on March 17, but in true Irish fashion, you might want it to run throughout the weekend.

What is St Patrick’s Day?

It’s another excuse to drink. Well, not really, but who’s judging? The day is actually a global celebration of Irish culture, and particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

 

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Men’s Style Guide: How to Wear Loafers

Loafers are a fashion staple for men, adding the perfect touch of smart-casual to any outfit. Loafers are an easy way to take your style to the next level. They are greatly versatile, having the ability to take you from a casual weekend to a formal event with ease.

Sliding on a pair of loafers is the easy part, but we’ve laid out a few guidelines so that your outfit will always be on point. In this guide, we help advise you on how to wear loafers with any outfit.

Wearing loafers

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Whether dressed up or down, loafers work best with tailored bottoms – slim, modern, and tapered fits. On the top, this sleek and minimal shoe style gives you plenty of freedom. Your shirts can be slim or intentionally loose fit.

Socks or no socks?

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If you’re after a more traditional look, wearing your loafers with a pair of socks will be your go-to, but pick a pair that coordinates well with the rest of your outfit.

When going sockless, you’re going to have to get that trouser gap right. Make sure that your jeans or trousers aren’t too long, so that the hem drops just over the shoe. Some stylish men even prefer to tailor their trousers to be just above their ankle. If you do opt for no socks, we suggest using no-show socks, which will protect your shoes and avoid sweaty feet.

Casual wear

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A casual loafer is anything made of suede or that has more than 2 colours (excluding tassel loafers). These style loafers can be worn with almost anything from a t-shirt and jeans to chinos and a button-up shirt. They also partner perfectly with shorts during warmer months. Casual loafers will also give you a more sophisticated look than trainers.

Dress wear

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Not all casual loafers can be dressed up. For an outfit that’s more on the formal side, one or two tone leather loafers are your best bet. These styles are perfectly paired with a blazer and tailored trousers, providing you with a stylish and polished look. Despite the stigma around the shoe only being a smart-casual option, in current times, the loafer can be worn for formal settings.

 

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On That Note

Loafers are a versatile pair of shoes that you can easily and comfortably wear with most outfits. If you’re in two minds about wearing this style, maybe it’s time you slide into a pair. As long as you follow the above guide, wearing loafers is easy and rewarding.

Shop high quality Anatomic & Co loafers online

A guide to men’s winter boot styles

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

 

 

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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.