Spend The Getup: The Casual Date 26 March,2012 By Andrew Snavely Dressing for a first date is easy. It’s the 5th or 6th that you wrestle with looking good without being overdressed. 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. Casual StyleDatingStyleThe Getup Related posts The Getup: Coffee Date The Getup: Late-Spring Date The Getup: Summer Evening Bonfire Date Bronson Doesn’t seem like your cologne picks link is up. CS 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. http://www.primermagazine.com Andrew Bronson, Sorry about that, I corrected the link. Ray 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. Nick 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! Felipe You can get those Beeswax boots for $100 on Amazon with PRIME shipping! (: Nick 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. Andy 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. http://the-approach.org Christopher 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. John Ok, I gotta ask Where did you come up with the total of $58 for cash on hand? John Plenty of oxfords available with buttondown collars, so you don’t need the Wurkin’ Stiffs. http://www.whyietc.com Daniel John, read the article that is linked. Jack The Alpha Khaki from Dockers SUCKS. The leg opening at the ankle gives sweatpants elastic a run for it’s money. Daniel 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. JC $58? And how did you arrive at that amount? McD Wooden watches are horrendous in my opinion.