Dressing for a first date is easy. It’s the 5th or 6th that you wrestle with looking good without being overdressed.
» By Andrew Snavely
Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page.
Doesn’t seem like your cologne picks link is up.
I really don’t understand the obsession with Wurkin’ Stiffs. Isn’t it just a steel collar stay and a rare-earth magnet? If so, you can get the same thing for less than a quarter of the price.
Otherwise, love the outfit. I really wish that Dockers would start making slim pants in my size again.
Bronson, Sorry about that, I corrected the link.
Great article Andrew! The Get Up guide has been an awesome tool on my path from college to professional. I’m a young professional in higher education, where image to students, tenured faculty, and administration is key if you want to be taken seriously.
One outfit I always struggle with is “night life.” It would be great to have The Get Up, at the bar, edition. I don’t want to dress up to much but want to look mature when I’m having a few drinks with my friends or my lady.
The Target do not work as well. But on a happier note…These getups are the best. It’s awesome that you guys are pushing a lot of these out. Keep ‘em coming!
You can get those Beeswax boots for $100 on Amazon with PRIME shipping! (:
If you have a nordstrom rack near you it might be worth checking first. Found tons of the beeswax boots there for $70 (had 2 or 3 pairs in my size, for example). Love them – very comfy.
The cologne link works, it just takes a while.
I really like your picks. I also believe that this getup could work once you’re in a relationship. You don’t always need to dress up to go out, but this getup looks great for any date, whether it’s you’re first or hundredth.
Wooden watch you say? Tell me more.
Also, nice outfit. It’s a little dark for my liking with the pant color and the cardigan color but the style is spot on. The price for those clarks is a bit exaggerated. DSW has never had them for over 80 bucks. But it’s a great shoe and that’s the color I own too. They work, they’re casual without having to be chuck taylors. Damn chuck taylors.
Ok, I gotta ask
Where did you come up with the total of $58 for cash on hand?
Plenty of oxfords available with buttondown collars, so you don’t need the Wurkin’ Stiffs.
John, read the article that is linked.
The Alpha Khaki from Dockers SUCKS. The leg opening at the ankle gives sweatpants elastic a run for it’s money.
For a cheaper alternative to the Clarks Desert Boot ($121), I would highly recommend the Clarks Bushacre. They are the same style as the Desert, but with a synthetic (and hence, longer lasting) sole as compared to the crepe sole.
DSW (where I bought mine) currently has the Bushacre for nearly half the price of the Desert Boot at $69.95. The Tan Leather colorway actually IS Beeswax Leather.
$58? And how did you arrive at that amount?
Wooden watches are horrendous in my opinion.
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