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.Read More
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.
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?
"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."
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.
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...
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.
We’re getting very excited about the big day here at Chatham, HQ. We’ve been working hard, doing our preparations and of course endeavouring to get all of your Christmas goodies out to you. We’ve been thinking about our essential elements for a top Christmas and thought for one last Christmas post we would share them with you here on the blog. So enjoy ladies and gentlemen. Christmas is coming...
With the new collections flying off the shelves, helped by the seasonal weather no doubt, we thought we’d showcase a few of our favourites. There are some excellent choices to suit all occasions this season – so take a look at the ones we love the most and where we recommend wearing them.
There’s nothing like a blustery autumn walk to clear out to cobwebs – this is something we all agree on here in the Chatham office. But where are they very best walks to go on at this time of year in the UK? Well, we’ve done a quick poll and come up with this list... So go on get your boots on and get out there.
It’s that wonderful time of year where the hedgerows burst with plump blackberries and the trees and looking fabulous too, draped in their autumn colours of orange, red and brown; it’s simply time to pull on a pair of boots and get out to enjoy the changing season. An autumn walk is easily interrupted of course, with picking sweet berries to eat and take home. Our favourite thing to do with them is to make blackberry crumble so we thought we’d share our recipe with you here on our blog.
So summer has finally left us with a sigh and autumn is here. There is no avoiding it: It’s arrived. Although the long nights and long days are slipping away there are a few things to look forward to. To cheer you up and get you seeing the bright side of the season we’ve gathered a few of our autumn favourites here. It’s time to get cosy, read and enjoy...Read More
According to the statistics, here in the UK, we’ve just had the hottest and driest summer since 2006. There has been plenty of hard work going on here at Chatham HQ but don’t worry we have also found some time to enjoy ourselves. And as you know sometimes the simplest ways are the best way of doing this. So before the longs days of summer are over we reckon there’s time for just one more picnic. Whether you are off to the Polo or are planning to hit the park with family and friends, take a look at our perfect picnic basket - we’ve had all summer to perfect it!
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Let’s face it though keeping the kids out of mischief and happily entertained can be a big job whilst taking time away. So, as the summer holiday season is in full swing we thought we’d share a few favourite activities for children to do by the sea – with any luck these will keep them out of trouble for hours and everyone can have some fun! Read on to find out more.
When was it that you last spent a spare moment on land practicing your knots? Or are you new to the sport and wondering where to begin?… Well, we’ve picked out 5 essential sailing knots that everyone should know before they take to the water. We recommend reading through, then having a go – let us know how you get on!
With Andy Murray’s glorious victory in the bag and pretty much the whole country enjoying a heat wave we thought it was the perfect time to talk about summer fun. There are countless events that take place throughout the summer all across the country and we wanted to share some of our favourites with you. So, read on for our top summer events!
‘’Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats’’
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows
The south coast of Britain offers some fantastic opportunities for getting out on the water, the coastline itself is beautiful and we can assure you wherever you go you’ll find experiences that are unique and unforgettable. So, whether you are looking to simply find your sea legs, or are seeking a real challenge we have some great ideas for you when it comes to choosing where to go. Don’t forget to pack your camera, as you enjoy the simple pleasure of ‘messing about in boats’, some wonderful scenery and the chance for adventure await!
If you go down to the beach today you’re going to need supplies! Wondering what to take?... Here we show you our absolute beach essentials and a few things we’ve learnt to pack over the years to make that day on the beach extra special....
Now that summer is finally with us we can all breathe a sigh of relief and at last don our summer wardrobes. One question we often get asked though is how to make loafers work for summer. Well, if you’re wondering what works best with a pair of shorts, what will work for a smart summer party or indeed how to make your office look summer-ready, read on. Here we share with you our top tips for working the look of the season with ease.
Summer is here and long may it last!
Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that, in celebration of Chatham Marine’s support of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week as official footwear sponsor, a very special competition prize is being offered courtesy of Chatham Marine’s partnership with Sahara Force India Formula One Team.Read More