The Getup: The 21st Century Off-site Employee

The Getup: The 21st Century Off-site Employee
What the old corporate men consider a fringe group of the workforce, we consider today’s reality. Many of us, freelancers and full-timers alike, don’t have a permanent desk somewhere. Casual may be the lifestyle but that doesn’t mean looking lazy is okay. Look smart while doing what you do best.

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.

  • Jimmy_Johansen

    These set ups are usually spot on but there’s a bit of a slip up with this on. What are you going to do with a USB key shaped drive if you’re using an iPad? There are no USB ports on the iPad. You would need that if you’re using a laptop or notebook. It’s fashionable but not practical.

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

      Hey, sorry for the confusion. Bo is correct, I included it so you’d have your documents available for others in a away other than the cloud. And the boot drive idea is if you have to get set up on a different computer.

    • Mark Hancheroff

      Use a Microsoft Surface instead. :)

      • browneagle44 ロベルト

        I can honestly say Windows 8 is what you use in Hell.

        • Mark Hancheroff

          Well, you might not like it, but I find Windows 8.1 to be far more efficient than a MacOS/iOS combo. (and yes, I use both) But the Win8 learning curve is way too steep. That needs to be significantly improved.

          • browneagle44 ロベルト

            Microsoft made a good direction with the Windows 8 generation, using top-class industrial and UI designers (Pentagram in particular deserves major kudos for the Metro design), but something about it just feels half finished, like they built a dining table and forgot to seal the finish.

  • bo

    you do sometimes get information from other people’s computers, don’t you? read your 1st sentence i believe you also made a slip up.

  • John

    Closure is zipper versus snaps, but 1/2 the price of the Frank and Oak. Same style chambray shirt at Target too.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DOUI72Q?vs=1

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

      Nice find!!

  • KEN

    I snagged a pair of those shoes and laces and I really like them a lot. My girlfriend commented that she liked them as well. They are a great addition to my wardrobe for a modest price.

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

      Glad they’re working out for you!

  • techorama

    “The earthy brown can pair with almost any other color except black” !?! what? have I been making some fashion faux pas all this while? you can’t wear brown pants with a black v neck sweater?

    • John

      I think he means dark brown can’t go with black. Light brown works, like in this recent getup: http://www.primermagazine.com/2014/spend/the-getup-classic-in-any-era.

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

      It’s not that you can’t wear brown with black, it’s that it can require a lot of judgement calls as to when it works and when it doesn’t. It’s not as easy as saying, chocolate brown will always go with gray.

  • Tom

    Anyone else notice the that chambray shirt displayed in the email notification for this post is different from the one displayed above? I’d really like to know which shirt is displayed in the email.

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

      That one was also from J.Crew Factory but became unavailable before I published so I had to swap it.

      • Tom

        Andrew, thanks for the quick reply – and for the info!

  • Matt

    The shoes here are gray but the pair in the link are steel gray. I’ve been unable to find steel gray in stores, will the gray work with the leather laces?

    • Nick

      I bought a pair of gray sneakers at Old Navy for $25, swapped out the white athletic laces for dark brown leather ones, and it looks great. I get compliments frequently and the whole thing cost me less than $30. The shoes definitely aren’t steel gray, either.

  • Matt

    As always, awesome getup. That EastPak is so throwback, I love it. I might be crazy, but I think they still have the same logo as back in the day.

  • browneagle44 ロベルト

    I’m a big fan of both chambray and gingham shirts for the office; it’s casual enough to where I can grab a drink, but formal enough I don’t feel bad about meeting clients for lunch.

  • Seth

    I bought the shoes from Walmart but their more of an army green/tanish color. Will this color still work okay?

  • tomwww

    I wish there was a button that I could press that would just buy all those clothes in one spot. i dont feel like buying from 10 different stores.

  • Steven S

    Should I wear the chambray shirt tucked or un-tucked? I tend to wear shirts un-tucked with jeans, but the Dockers are a little fancier.

  • Seth

    I bought the shoes from Walmart but their more of an army green/tanish color. Will this color still work okay?

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

      Yep, that should work great. I think I saw those at Wal-Mart when I was there as well.

      • Seth

        Good deal! Thanks so much Andrew! Keep the Getup’s coming!

  • Chris

    Anybody know where I can find that eastpak? Checked the usual spots and no luck.

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  • James

    Sorry I know this is an old post, but what color are those Dockers? Can’t seem to find a matching color on Amazon and Dockers picks some of the dumbest names to call the colors of their pants.

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

      Looks like they may have changed. I’d go with the “pebble” out of the options.