Live Action Getup: Home for the Holidays

A simple, casual look that can traverse the various social obligations of the holidays.

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. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.

  • Jeff

    I’ll vouch for the belt company. I bought a natural leather belt from Orion a month ago and it is excellent! All belts are made to order. Visit their website instead of buying on Amazon. Cheaper, all sizes, and there’s a 10-15% off first time buyers promo code floating around the internet (cannot remember what it is) that pretty much equates to free shipping. Pay attention to their belt sizing instructions.

  • James

    Nice getup! Love these posts and the “live” ones are great.

    I think you also answered a nagging concern I always had on casual getups like this when wearing a sweater. Is it ok to leave your shirt untucked even if the shirt tails peak under your sweater?

    • Marc

      Personal preference if the shirt is a casual shirt and the tail doesn’t go over your pockets. It looks more unkempt, which might be what you’re going for. However, if leaving a true dress shirt untucked, you’re in Risky Business movie territory.

      I prefer to keep it my shirts tucked in under a sweater, even if its a t-shirt or henley. Cleaner overall look and you can always untuck the shirt if the sweater comes off.

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

      I agree with Marc, it should only really peak out a little bit, otherwise it will look sloppy.

  • Jim Avila

    I like that you guys posted pics of what the outfit will look like. Another great Getup. Good job Andrew!

    • Ivo

      I would like to see more posted pics of what the outfit will look like put together in the future! :)

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

        One of my goals for the new year is to do more Live Action Getups. I won’t be able to do them every time unfortunately, but I’m looking forward to doing them more.

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

      Thanks, glad you liked it! :)

  • Jason

    Agreed! Showing the outfit together is a nice touch, please continue this if possible!

  • Butch_Zee

    Smart outfit. It’s Christmas! Tuck in your shirt before mom says something.

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

      Haha! My mom wouldn’t say that but you have to know your audience. 😉

  • Matt Septer

    Awesome! Old Navy has been doing some things.

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

      Agreed, if you shop smart you can find some great items.

  • Hipster Meathead

    How’s the fit on those jeans? The only pairs I have that I think fit me decent are 514s and the Gap Athletic Standard, and I’m not in love with either. I’ve been thinking about dipping my feet in some raw denim and $65 seems like a good start point.

    The fit looks good on you. Care to tell your size and compare this fit to others?

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

      Sure! These are my favorite jeans right now. The right thickness and a great fit for me. Mine are 31×30, which is pretty consistent for me across brands. These are raw, but I got them to size, that is, I did not shrink them like I did with my Shrink to Fit 501’s. (http://www.primermagazine.com/2012/spend/shrink-to-fit-a-guide-to-shrinking-the-classic-levis-501-stf-jeans)

      I have pretty average if not slim legs. I believe the 514s are a bit wider than these, so if your concern is if they’re big enough versus not slim enough you may want to check out their straight fit: https://www.dstldjeans.com/products/straight-leg-raw-jeans-in-dark-indigo-japanese-raw-denim-x-kurabo-mills

      If you’re in LA, I believe they still have a pop up shop going on that you could try them on.

      If all else fails, give the StF 501’s a try and follow my instructions in the link above.

      • Hipster Meathead

        Thanks! My usual problem is that most slim fit pants will fit in the waist, but are too tight in the thighs, making it near impossible to find a good fit reasonably . I got 99 problems and my pants are one.

        With that said, I see they have free shipping and returns, so I’ll give them a try.

        BTW, love the site. Keep it up!

  • Hagareno

    Love it. That sweater is a killer find. So cheap, and looks nicer than pretty much all around that price range.

  • George

    Can you provide a demo on sleeve rolling and when appropriate?