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Interactive Getup Builder: Summer Work Wear

Men's Summer Work Clothes

Dressing for work in the summer is surprisingly hard. The winter is easy, just keep putting things on until you’re warm, and hey! It’s a layered look. The summer is a different story. Not only does it need to look good for work, it needs to be comfortable in the heat. The solution is paying extra attention to the variations that different items create when paired together.

Use this interactive Getup Builder to play around and find combinations that fit your work environment. Go nuts! You can check out the 5 examples below as a starting point.

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  • B New

    Dude…niiiiiiiiice :D

  • strickland5

    Nice but who gets to wear shorts to work?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Lots of folks apparently, especially in the south. How to dress professionally in the heat with shorts is one of the biggest requests I get.

      • strickland5

        I’m work in Atlanta and never see shorts in any business casual environment I’ve worked in.

        • Chris Moore

          Oklahoma here and same thing. I’d like to know where all these folks work and if there are any openings.

          • David

            I work at an ad agency in Dallas and as long as I’m not meeting with clients that day, shorts, oxfords and loafers are the norm.

          • http://www.erichenao.com Eric Henao

            Houston, TX. While I don’t get to wear shorts to work, we do say that downtown Houston has the coldest summers. Cuz the offices have the AC’s jacked way cold. So 100 outside, 65 inside. In August. Crazy.

          • Chris Moore

            Damn you worthless Political Science degree!

          • RH

            Ad Agency worker here, too. Style ideas for those who can wear shorts to work are super helpful.

        • BYC

          Same here

      • SalPic

        No shorts here, but I’m an attorney so it’s all suit, all the time anyway.

      • gcninja

        Somewhat concerned over the image I’d present wearing shorts. Laid back I can do in jeans but shorts should stay home or the golf course, imo.

    • Patrick H.

      Our dress code at my workplace in Chicago is pretty loose so everyone wears shorts in the summer

    • Rafv

      Where I’m working this summer (at a medical device manufacturer in AZ), t-shirt + shorts + flip flops is pretty standard. I’m the funky intern in the sweater vest + knit tie combo.

  • Robert McGill

    Love the GetUp Builder idea. Fantastic job. Can we please have more get ups with a builder please?

  • Tom

    Wow. This is like The Rubik’s Cube of Getup posts. I have no idea how you did this.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Is that a good thing?

      • Tom

        It is good for me to see all these options, however not good for my bank account. Honestly at first I was overwhelmed by everything going on, but I’ll adapt. Keep up the good work.

      • Zach Thoren

        Yes, it is.

  • Loïs Boullu

    It’s really good. Well done!

  • Sameer

    Well done Andrew!

  • Judson M

    Mind BLOWN!!! Wicked awesomeness just happened to the get-up!!

    But to add to the professional shorts topic. As an accountant in Mobile, AL, I have never had the pleasure of being allowed to wear shorts to work. I have also never seen any professional offices allow employees to wear shorts. FYI its supposed to get up to 90 today with 80% humidity =)

  • juank85

    I LOVE THIS!

    • juank85

      Andrew! this change “the getup” paradigm. I live in the other half of the world below the Ecuador (Argentina) and see this but for winter will be all my dreams comes true… hehehe…

  • TyLo

    freakin’ sweet!

  • Michael

    Great work Andrew, really helpful guide.

    What program do you use to create these guides, and how did you learn to use them?

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Unfortunately it’s all made by hand, photoshop, css, and javascript. Most of these things I learned on my own, but I recommend using lynda.com if you want to learn a piece of software. I’m using it right now for some other things. $25 / month for as much as you can learn. The foundations of CSS course is easily a college 101.

  • Ryan Criswell

    Would you tuck the shirt for all of these? Specifically option 1.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It could go either way, depends on how dressed up you need/want to be.

  • Drew Curtis

    This is awesome! Andrew, your style is my style. Keep up the great work! I always look forward to seeing The Getup and putting my stuff together to make similar awesome outfits.

  • Dubba

    Awesome!!! Good work. Very creative.

  • Cary Davis

    Ummm…Dude…good!

  • juno

    Very nice, this is what we all need. Thank you!!!!!!!

  • Stridar

    This would make a lovely app :)

  • TJ

    Some good options but I definitely can’t wear shorts to work. I’ve got a pair of linen dress slacks from H&M and a pair of cotton slacks from JCP that I wear a lot when I want to be a little more dressed up beyond chinos but don’t want to wear a suit

  • Phil Hamer

    Impressive!

  • Guest

    Very cool! I really appreciate your attention to budget-friendly stores. Well done.

  • Logan Dumont

    @andrewsnavely:disqus do you have a go-to Getup for Vegas? Particularly a summer Getup for night clubs.

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      Logan,

      That is actually one of the toughest scenarios. Dressy, but not too dressy. Appropriate, but comfortable in the desert heat. For night clubs, I’d always default to long sleeve shirt and pants. Probably a white shirt, and dark blue jeans. It’s simple, but it also separates you from all the other guys wearing the standard black stripey club shirts.

      What does anyone else think?

      • Randy Aaron Gonce

        I agree with the long sleeve and a nice pair of jeans but some night clubs in Vegas don’t allow jeans unfortunately. My experience in Vegas has been that the better you dress the further you get. Whether that be entrance to the night club (definitely book a table if your with friends or get one of the guys on the strip to hook you up), with the ladies, or with service. I wore a seer-sucker suit with a nice breathable long sleeve shirt so I could remove my jacket once we got to our table. Different is good in Vegas because everyone tries there. Have fun!

  • Brad

    i wear shorts to work everyday. thanks!

  • Greg

    awesssoommmee

  • H. Sandoval

    Nice belt on the grey GAP slacks, where can I buy one at?

  • Blanco Rolampago

    Levi’s makes great dark jeans that are thinned out so that they are breathable. Like if you work in a restaurant, it would be the way to go.

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