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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Men’s style guide: How to lace your dress shoes

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It might not be something you give much thought to, but many men don’t know how to properly lace their dress shoes. When it comes to dressing well, the small details matter.

Anatomic & Co has put together a quick and easy guide to help you get laced up in style.

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Types of shoelaces

There are two types of laces that you can use for dress shoes: round laces for more formal shoes and flat laces for less formal styles. Avoid extra flat/wide athletic laces when it comes to dress shoes.

Smart shoes have a tough and careful construction – so choosing the right lace can make the whole lot of difference in comfort and tieing.

When it comes to colour, you can either play it safe with darker shades that are similar to the colour of your shoe, or alternatively, experiment with some vibrant colours.

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Round Laces

If you are after quality, then round laces are your best bet. Paired mainly with brogues and Oxford shoes, round laces are long lasting. Strangely, the best quality round laces are always the thinnest – making them easy to thread through the eyelets. Round laces bring clean-cut detail to any shoe.

Flat shoelaces and boot laces

Flat, thin dress laces are the boldest option. They can change a shoes delicacy design remarkably, so a cleaner design shoe, like a Derby, work best with this lace.

Flat boot laces are built to last, making them a good choice for all kinds of boots. If you do decide to opt for boot laces, always go for that extra bit of length.

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Types of lacing styles for dress shoes

Straight Bar lacing – The straight bar look is an easy way to lace your dress shoes. This technique works best with Oxford and more formal shoes, because it allows the uppers of the shoe to come completely together in the middle.

Criss cross lacing – This is a less formal style of lacing and is meant for brogues or Derbys. It’s one of the easiest methods for lacing your dress shoes and should only be done when the top of the shoe has two separate pieces of leather.

Diagonal lacing – This lacing technique adds a sophisticated modern twist to your dress shoes. You can either lace both shoes with the parallel lines going the same way, or you can make them mirror each other. Either way, both are visually appealing.

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The more detailed the shoe, the simpler the lace should be. When it comes to the rest of your outfit, try experimenting with different laces, especially if you are wearing a clean-cut suit. Changing up your laces is an easy way to switch up minor details of an outfit.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Suiting up for summer 2018 weddings

Suiting up for weddings in the summer can be really enjoyable for the stylish gentleman. Unlike weddings during colder seasons, which usually consist of customary dark wool suits, summer is a chance for you to have a little more fun with your suit and show off your personality.

Rather than trying to steal attention away from the bride or groom, you want to come across as well-dressed and look dapper – whilst at the same time being comfortable in your attire.

Anatomic & Co has put together a quick guide recommending outfits for weddings and other formal events in summer 2018.

 

Men’s summer suits tips

Suit Colour – Lighter fabrics will absorb less heat and feel lighter too
Shirt Colour – Keep it simple with a white shirt or mix it up with pastel colours like pink and light blue
Material – You don’t want to overheat in a thick suit so make sure it’s breathable and light
Shoe stylesLoafers and brogues partner well with the summer suit look

 

Men’s summer suit colours

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Summer is the season where you can really have fun with your suit colours. There’s less dark navy and black and more bright colours and whites. Here are a few alternative suit colours that you can embrace for summer 2018…

White – While you don’t want to compete with the bride at a wedding (unless you’re the groom), white is an ideal suit colour during summer. And if you do decide to go with a white suit, make sure the rest of your outfit isn’t all white too.

Cream – If you’re not too keen on a pure white suit, you could always opt for a beige linen suit. Beige suits are also more practical than white, allowing you to bring in other shades like a pale pink shirt.

Light Grey – While grey is a popular option all year round, a couple shades lighter will really give you that summer feel. This suit colour can also be styled with a variety of shirt colours, giving you more options. You can opt for a classic white shirt and add a summery touch with a colourful tie.

Mid blue – Go wild, it’s summer! A mid blue suit is a great alternative to navy and will give you a fresh look. Team it with an open light blue shirt and light brown shoes and you won’t go unnoticed.

 

Men’s summer shoes

A summer outfit is not complete without a stylish pair of shoes. Brogues and loafers are your best bet for summer weddings.

Loafers:

Loafers offer a cooler option as they can be worn with or without socks. They also add more of a summer vibe to your outfit as they come in a range of colours. This being said, it’s usually best to stick to more neutral colours like brown, navy and black loafers as they combine well with most suits.

Brogues:

Brogues are another classic style that will enhance your summer outfit. The decorative broguing never goes out of style.

 

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How to style denim for summer 2018

It’s hard not to love a standard pair of jeans − a versatile item of clothing utalised by all men with a good sense of style. And just because the heat levels are turned up in summer months, it doesn’t mean you have to forget about your favourite pair of jeans or other denim attire.

A common misconception is that denim is not a suitable material for warmer conditions − but if you know how to style it and what to wear it with, it can become an essential to many of your summer outfits.

In fact, here at Anatomic & Co we consider denim a key item to summer styling. So here’s a quick guide on how to rock your favourite pair of jeans and other denim items this summer…

Wearing jeans in the summer

When it comes to wearing jeans in the summer, you may want to avoid your skinnies to give yourself more room to breathe. And it just happens that loose fitted jeans are more on trend in summer 2018. Not only do they look cool, but also feel cool as they won’t be stuck to your legs.

Summer is also a good chance for you to embrace white jeans. Pair these with a breathable pair of loafers and you’ll nail the sophisticated summer look.

Utalise ripped denim

Ripped jeans offer great ventilation (it may sound odd, but it’s effective), just make sure you save these for the weekend and more casual outings. Ripped style jeans offer character. Pair these with a plain T-shirt and a good pair of trainers to pull off the ultimate cool look.

Demin shorts

Every man should own a few pairs of good denim shorts to see them through the summer. Styling jean shorts is easy. You can either dress them down with a pair of trainers and a T-shirt, or you can go for a smart casual look by pairing them with a short sleeve button up shirt and a pair of loafers or boat shoes.

What about the denim Jacket?

This is an unusual item of clothing – it keeps in the warmth when it’s cold and keeps in the cold when it’s warm. So if you’re looking for an extra layer in the summer, these jackets can be your go-to.

 

So just to recap; denim clothing doesn’t have to be tight or heavy. If you’re shopping around this summer, look for some light denim pieces that will add a stylish layer to your different outfits. Jeans should always be considered when dressing for summer − a pair of white jeans may even become your best friend.

 

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Shoe styling: The best dressed men at the Royal Wedding

With weddings popping up all over the year, the stylish gentleman will know that these occasions are the perfect time to dress-up and impress.

This past weekend, millions of viewers across the globe tuned in to experience Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. If you were able to catch the big day, you would have noted some very stylish men walking up the red carpet.

Anatomic & Co takes a look at some of the best dressed attendees who brought their fashion game to Harry and Meghan’s big day, and what shoe styles can be adapted to the various outfits worn.

 

David Beckham

Shoe style: Steve Smooth Black

The former football star’s suit did not go unnoticed, having a special significance as it was the first official design seen publicly from new Dior Homme artistic director, Kim Jones. The charcoal grey super 130’s wool twill morning coat and pants combined perfectly with classic black lace-ups.

 

Idris Elba

Shoe style: Leme Smooth Black

Idris Elba opted for the classical three piece suit. The lower cut waistcoat revealed a knitted tie with a classic crisp white shirt.

 

Jonny Wilkinson

Shoe style: Tucano Cognac Brown

The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and player of the year added a modern twist to his navy suit by partnering it with a pair of classic tan brogues and a monochrome dog tooth tie.

 

Nacho Figueras

Shoe style: Tavares Suede Navy

The polo player wasn’t shying away from the dress code, ticking all the boxes with his double breasted, tailored navy blazer. Partnered with a contrast collar blue shirt and dark navy tie, the look was completed with a pair of beautiful navy slip-ons.

 

George Clooney

Shoe style: Niteroi Full-Grain Black

George Clooney favoured a lighter shade for the Royal Wedding. He completed his Armani grey suit with a soft blue shirt and a matching tie and pocket square.

 

Alexi Lubomirski

Black Shoe style: Murilo Black  // Brushed Shoe style: Ben Touch Anil Brushed

And lets not forget Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer who captured the official Royal Wedding photos. The fashion photographer stood out from the crowed in his 3 piece suit.

 

Trainer trends for summer 2018

Trainers have always been a big deal, but now, the shoe that was once worn purely for sporting activities has come a long way. At the current time, trainers are not just a weekend go-to, but rather a shoe that can be dressed up or down. Trainers have worked their way into the ‘smart wear’ category – ruling runways and streets across the world.

Whether you’re looking to find trainers for casual outings or ones that can work with dress attire, you can guarantee that the latest trainer trends will transcend both ends of the spectrum.

So lets take a look at some trainer trends for summer 2018…

 

 Casual sports trainers

The trend of sports trainers will be around forever. So investing in a casual pair will be as popular in 2018, as they have been in the past.

Let’s take the Vai Nubuck for example. The range embraces a sleek, sporty design, coupled with top quality materials. Not only does this leather trainer offer comfort on an unparalleled scale, but they also look really stylish with rolled-up jeans or shorts.

While many brands offer their own versions of this shoe style, investing in quality pair like the Vai Nubuck Silver won’t go unnoticed as it blends knitted leather with classic design features.

 

Fashion Trainers

Cool trainers are no longer for teenagers – they are for everyone. Trainers have been dominant on the catwalks as of late, with fashion houses embracing the trainer category. The shoe style has evolved into a suitable choice for most occasions, making it a given for trainers to infiltrate the fashion industry.

Some of the sleekest men’s trainers on the market in summer 2018 include High Tops, such as the Santista. The beauty of luxury trainers like the Santista is that you’re guaranteed quality for your money.

 

Colour Trainers

The surge in the popularity of coloured trainers looks to be boosted this summer. While fresh white and black trainers are still the most favoured, we cannot ignore that there has been a rise in how many well-dressed gentleman are opting to wear colour trainers. We’re certain that this will become a rising trend in 2018.

The Planalto Navy men’s trainer is just one example of a shoe embracing colour. The smart-casual lightweight leather trainers will help you put your best foot forward for many occasions.

 

On that note…

Trainers have existed for over 100 years now, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. Summer 2018 is yours, so be bold when choosing your new shoe styles. That being said, sometimes, clean designs and plain colours are just what you need for your trainer wardrobe.

Shoes say a lot about who you are. More than you think.

 

 

 

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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Easter weekend style guide

Whether or not you’re celebrating Easter, the UK will enjoy four work free days. For some, it’s time to sit back and relish in spending quality time with family, while for others, a weekend getaway might be on the cards.

Whatever the plan, the stylish gentleman will be pondering on what to wear to Easter lunch or what to pack for a holiday getaway.

The Easter weekend promises plenty of time to relax, good food and spending time with those who matter most, so you’ll want to be comfortable while looking stylish when doing all these things.

Anatomic & Co has put together a guide for what to wear over the long weekend.

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We all own a few pairs of jeans, and the great thing about them is their versatility and practicality. So if you’re heading to a family lunch, slip into your favourite pair of jeans and a T-shirt or Oxford shirt.

When it comes to choosing a pair of shoes to partner with your jeans, you’re spoilt for choice – trainers, Chelsea boots and even a pair of brogues like the Tucano Suede Truffle can be worn with denim jeans.

      Cardoso Suede Brown                  Vai Nubuck Silver                     Tucano Suede Truffle

 

Heading home

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Many people may be leaving the city behind and returning to their home towns dotted all over the country for the long weekend. Family and friend reunions mean a healthy amount of eating and drinking – as they should.

For occasions such as this, you’ll once again want to opt for relaxed-fit jeans or trousers. Round on your look with pieces that work for lounging just as well as catch-up lunches: casual button shirts, lightweight jumpers and comfortable cotton T-shirts.

Casual trainers, lace-ups  or even desert boots are a staple go to for a weekend such as this, offering complete comfort and exuding elegance and style.

   Furtado Vintage Cognac               Salinas Hunter Khaki                    Planalto Suede Navy

 

Couple’s getaway

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Whether you’re heading to Barcelona, Paris or Milan, the couples weekend away is most often taken in a city setting, where there’s plenty food to enjoy and spaces to explore – so you’ll want to dress accordingly.

And unless it’s a very special occasion, you’ll want to forego suiting. Rather, pack a suitcase of versatile pieces that work hard, like smart-casual staples that can be layered up or worn separately to fit with most occasions and forecasts.

Cotton sweatshirts, a couple button-down shirts and a few pairs of slim-cut jeans or chinos will see you through the weekend.

During the day, it’s likely that you’ll be spending a lot of your time exploring the streets, so practical footwear is a must. Comfortable trainers and boots will be your best friend as they streamlined, comfortable and stylish.

    Colorado Suede Tobacco              Planalto Suede Truffle                    Vai Vintage Grey

 

Anatomic & Co crafts high quality shoes that offer a superior level of style, support and comfort. Using Anatomic Gel Technology®, the soles of the shoes are made from a combination of natural rubber and a special gel. This technique gives the soles added resistance and flexibility, with a non-slip surface and soft leather welts for added comfort.