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Show us your Autumn Look and Win with Chatham

To celebrate the start of London Fashion Week and the launch of our new Autumn Winter collection we’re giving away a pair of our gorgeous Chelsea Boots. 

All you need to do is follow us at Twitter (@ChathamUK ) and the Tweet a selfie of your Autumn look using the hashtag #lovechatham . The finest aspiring fashionista will be chosen by our in house team to win a pair of our delicious Kensington or Verona Chelsea Boots.

WIN Kensington Chelsea Boot

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Back to Work with Chatham

28/08/2014 17:14

 

If you’re like us here at Chatham HQ then your Instagram and Facebook profiles are now full of holiday snaps and you’re back to the real world full of great intentions to achieve that longed for work - life balance.  But, as we packed away our holiday clothes we all resolved to lift our work wardrobe and go for some killer accessories to make us all feel happy when Monday arrives; the grown up equivalent of the new pencil case.  For us here at Chatham that means putting on some great loafers or deck shoes and matching the look.  We got together to think about our most longed for work essentials and here they are.  Enjoy!

Rosanna Deck Shoe in PinkWhite

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'Appy Fashion Week

22/08/2014 08:07

With London Fashion Week just round the corner we'll soon be bombarded with a host of new must wear looks. Being your own stylist is a daunting task but fear not – you don't need to clear out your shoe closet to be on trend. A host of new apps let you match your new look to you old shoes meaning that we can still love our Chatham’s  and look like we've just stepped off the runway. We’ve been through some of the best apps on the market and here are the ones we like best…

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In celebration of this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Chatham and Pol Roger have teamed up to find the very best dressed man and woman at the regatta. Tweet us a photo of yourself in all your nautical finery and be in with a chance to win a pair of Chatham Deck Shoes and a bottle of Pol Roger Brut Reserve.  Shoes and champagne - surely the most perfect of partnerships. 

Pippa G2 Boat Shoe

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How to Rock the Country Look

28/07/2014 15:19

Shop the Country trend this autumn and let the team at Chatham show you how to dress like a Duchess.

This month Victoria Beckham graces the cover of Vogue looking every inch the Lady of the Manor.  Grand country style was a big theme for Autumn Winter 14 with designers from Mulberry to Ralph Lauren featuring luxurious knits, classic British style tailoring and all weather cover-ups all served up with an elegant splash of tartan.

For the last 25 years Chatham has been delivering the very best of British style to the feet of the nation. We design shoes that combine traditional craftsmanship with the look you expect from classic British design.  In this blog we give you some hints and tips on how to shop the look and emulate the divine Mrs Beckham.The Duchess Boot

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We humans, and indeed most animals, are drawn to water and playing in it. When the days are hot or you’re on holiday, there’s nothing like diving into sea, river or lake to cool down. Not content with just a swim though, adventurous folks have created many, many ways to make playing in the water even more fun – and most involve going fast whilst trying to avoid a sinking feeling. 

7 Fun Water Sports for the Family this Summer - Chatham blog


Here’s our pick of water sports to try this summer whether you’re out and about in Blighty or on further shores.


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This week we discovered the amazing sand art of Kiwi artist Jamie Harkins.  

Jamie works from his studio in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. His art emcompasses many themes, styles & mediums and he’s known for surrealist landscapes, bright colours and treatment of light. However it is his 3D ‘perspective’ sand art that has caught people’s attention all around the world.

The technique is known as anamorphosis. The image itself is distorted, but when viewed from a specific vantage point, a 3D effect on a 2D surface is achieved.

Here are some of our favourite creations, all done with just a few rakes and the odd stencil!

Pyramid Walk - Jamie Harkins - Chatham Blog

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0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Clemi Hardie

Heatwave On The Way?

23/05/2014 12:59

A summer heatwave has been mooted by several sources over the last few weeks – of course this does seem to happen every year – so who knows if it will actually happen. Last year was definitely a hot one and it caught quite a few of us off guard. Some studies suggest that by 2040 most summers will be scorchers so it’s good to be prepared. But aside from stockpiling ice, what can you do? We thought we'd take a look at some top sizzling summer survival ideas.

Ice Cream Maker - Chatham Blog

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0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Clemi Hardie

Often the Great British weather has other ideas when it comes to coinciding with our bank holidays or summer breaks. Whether you’re out camping, sailing or just at home it helps to have some back up plans in place should the heavens open and wash away your best laid plans of a country walk in the sunshine. Here are a few of our favourites...

Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain

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0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Clemi Hardie

Spring is one of the finest times of year for a spot of photography. Especially if you get the walking boots on and venture off into the great outdoors. There’s cherry blossom and daffodils, fields of rapeseed and fields of lambs, as well as the first deckchairs on the beach and mackerel on the barbecue – they can all make great shots.

 

You don’t need top of the range equipment to take beautiful pics, if you’ve got a good photographer’s eye and an iPhone you’ll be able to take some pretty snaps to share. Here are some of our favourite Spring photos from users on photo sharing app, Instagram.

New lambs are leaping
 


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Seasonal Grub for Spring

16/04/2014 12:58

Here at Chatham, a splash of spring sunshine has got our thoughts quickly turning to potential barbecues, al fresco dining and picnics on the beach  – and with all this outdoor eating on the horizon, we thought it was a good idea to look at what foods are currently in season and ready to be devoured.

Modern day supermarkets mean that we're usually lucky enough to be able to get whichever foodstuffs we want, whatever the time of year, from somewhere in the world. But is there anything better than some fresh British produce grown in and around our own shores? Grab your boots and walk down to the woods for some foraging, or if your shoes are more tailored to the straw-strewn floors of the nearest farmer's market - pop down there instead.

Either way, if you’d like to get your tastebuds tingling this spring, here are a few tasty treats that are in season in April and May - and you might just find some of them in the supermarket too!

 

Watercress, Rocket, Spinach and Asparagus Salad, Seasonal Food - Chatham blog

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Extremes of Sailing

20/03/2014 19:33

Throughout history sailing has taken us to the extremes of the world, exploring new territories, going further than ever before, and doing so faster than ever before; as well as giving us some of the most impressive technical undertakings.

This week we’ve collected a handful of the extremes of sailing from Britain and around the world for you to take in from the comfort of home - though perhaps you might don your deck shoes and see some in the flesh too...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Chatham, extremes of sailing



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British footwear brand Chatham is a finalist for the Men’s Footwear Brand of the Year Award in Drapers Footwear and Accessories Awards 2014. This follows Chatham’s recent success at the Footwear Industry Awards 2014, where the brand was crowned Outdoor Footwear Brand of Year.

Chatham - Drapers Finalist

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Leading British footwear brand, Chatham, is crowned Outdoor Brand of the Year at the Footwear Industry Awards 2014 for its outdoor and country range – outperforming other popular names including as Clarks, Hi-Tech and Superfit.

Outdoor Footwear Brand Of The Year

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Top 10 Winter Storm photos

20/02/2014 17:14

The winter of 2013/14 has been an incredible one on both sides of the Atlantic, but with North America experiencing an unprecedented cold snap and the grip of Winter Storm Hercules there have been some truly incredible images from photographers who braved the weather to get a great shot.

Michigan Lightouse covered in Ice

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0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Clemi Hardie

We are not ones to moan but at times we all need a little pick me up at this time of year. So as winter continues we thought it would be fun to share some of our favourite winter things with you. So here are a few of our team picks from here in the Chatham office... We’d love to hear about how you make the best of this season to, so why not have a read and then share yours with us?

luxury hot chocolate

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"0900 on a windy February Sunday Morning - air temperature is 7C and the water a bracing 8C. 12 Illusions are being craned into Bembridge Harbour on the Isle Of Wight for a morning of top class racing. I am wearing a brand new pair of Chatham Cruz II boots to replace a leaky 3 year old pair of botos of Irish origin."

 

Illusions in Bembridge Harbour

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Top Winter Adventures

14/01/2014 08:24

The beaches are deserted at this time of year and that’s quite honestly how we prefer them. Plus as the storms have blown through there have been some dramatic seas to watch and some fun finds on the beach afterwards. If you can, get out for a walk on the coast. Making driftwood sculptures with family or friends is great fun and there’s nothing better than feeling the sea breeze against your face whatever the time of year.

 

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Winter Recipes: Mulled Wine

22/12/2013 03:28

Often it’s the latter side of Christmas when winter gets the hardest – we still have the long, cold months of January and February to face and the days are still short and the nights long. So what’s out favourite remedy to the season? A warm glass of mulled wine. Best enjoyed with friends, by a proper log fire if possible. If you’d like to know how to make it read on...

 

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We can hardly believe its December already and it is looking to be a busy month for us here as we endeavour to get all of your orders out to you before Christmas! Are you still looking for some last minute presents? Why not browse our Men’s and Women’s Autumn/Winter Collections and see if you kind find something just perfect for that special someone... 

In the meantime though let’s get talking about Christmas Events. Will you be going to any great ones this year? Here are a few which have caught our eye around the country, inspiring one more Christmas blog before the season is through. 

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Blog By Clemi Hardie