The Getup: Winter Casual A simple, comfortably rugged look, perfect for wherever your day off takes you.5 February,2014By Andrew Snavely 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. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine. Casual StyleFall StyleStyleThe GetupWinter Style Tyler Lesley Any experience with the K-Mart flannel? That’s a great price if the quality is even halfway decent. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Not from K-Mart, but I picked up a similarly priced flannel from Wal-Mart before and it got its wear. Just watch out for shrinking. http://www.erichenao.com Eric Henao I’ve had good success last year with flannels from J.C. Penny’s. Not at the $9 price point, but closer to $15. Good stuff. Matt Reeder FYI, it looks like the Kmart flannels are back up to 17.99. I swung by my local store over lunch, and the 50% off sale expired yesterday. Luckily for me, they still had the sign up, and they were willing to honor it. They also run about a size large. I usually wear a M (5’7″, 180), and I was able to comfortably fit a S over my button down in the fitting room. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Nice! Thanks for the heads up and fit details. JP Any frugal alternatives to that K-Mart shirt? 😉 Matt Reeder You may want to keep an eye on them – the employees I was talking to mentioned that they thought that they’d be moving to clearance shortly. I’d imagine it’s be the same story across the major big boxes – it’s time for them to start making room for swimwear. Dave Oeskovic Hate white sneakers ever since living abroad. You could always tell the Americans because of their ill-fitting polo shirts, pleated khakis and big white sneakers. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew What sneakers do you opt for? Dave Oeskovic Lately New Balance classics (have a camo pair I’m wearing way too often) and black leather “Converse like” Keds. Hypnotoad I agree completely. All I can think of is male cheer leader when I see them on a man…..and thats not a good look. Its a good get-up but needs a study boot like an Iron Ranger or Longbranch – especially so because its for winter weather. John I’d go with a more colorful plaid (not gray) and multi sport shoes, but this is essentially what I wear all the time. K mart and Wally World have some good stuff. You just have to be selective. Josh Macy Winter necessitates shoes that cover your ankles. So much sludge and snow up here in New England. Marcus While I understand the shoe choice chosen for the outfit, living in Chicago, it leaves me disappointed. With all the slush on the city sidewalks, only a boot will work in winter. http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew The jacket is probably too light for that too. Everyone has to modify it to fit their climate. Evan85 E.g. Today it’s 42 degrees (107 F) in Australia, and just looking at these items makes me sweat (but I’m going to keep them in mind for winter). http://mantelligenceapp.com/ Kyle Boureston Andrew, this is helpful. My wardrobe is stuck in the college zone (baggy sweaters and over-sized flannels). Michael Hi Kyle, are you new to Primer? I recommend checking out the other getups (link at the bottom of the article). It really helped me evolve my style when I was in a similar situation before graduating http://mantelligenceapp.com/ Kyle Boureston I haven’t but I will check it out. Thanks brotha. Daniel Which version of those jeans come with a zipper? There’s no way I can deal with a button fly closure. WAY too much work to get your bird out when you need it. Travis Levis 501s are almost always button flys. You might look for a different one of their cuts like the 505. But honestly, Ive had my 501s for 3 years now and find it takes no less time to get it out versus a zipper. Daniel I don’t know man…I guess it’s something I’d have to get used to, but still everytime I’ve tried them on it seems like such a pain. Maybe I have bad hand/eye/button-fly coordination… Nick Anyone have an Idea on a fit for the sweater? At 6’2″ 200lbs I feel like sizing down to a med from a lg isnt an option? Lou I feel like white shoes are a MAJOR no-no in the winter. They’ll be black in three minutes here. Gary Recommend Macy’s sweater over flannel? http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Yep! Geoff Andrew, keep up the quality work. Thanks for your help. A. Williams I really love these “GETUPs” They make me feel that even as a college student I can still rock the right gear, for less! Thank you Primer & Andrew Seth Penny Can the sneakers be replaced with a more casual oxford for work attire? Here is the oxford I’m talking about: http://www.dillards.com/p/cole-haan-lunargrand-mens-long-wingtip-oxfords/504953511?di=04396056_zi_ivory&facetCache=pageSize%3D100%26beginIndex%3D0%26orderBy%3D1 http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew Absolutely! I dig ’em.