Fall Getup Week: Fall Foliage

Create layers with subtle earth tones for a look that can take you anywhere.

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.

  • Ben Reigle

    Stellar. Possibly biased because I basically own this getup. can anyone verify the strength and longevity of these Crevo boots I see pop up for bargains?

  • John

    I this getup too. I prefer this vest, because it doesn’t have a collar: http://well-spent.com/snap-n-wear-300-quilted-nylon-vest/
    I would lose the Henley though and sub in a light blazer, sport coat, or jacket for ease of layer removal.
    Actually, I usually add this: http://www.trimountain.com/product/19.J2996/Rutherford

    • bryclops

      Fair enough about the vest (that’s just personal preference).

      However, the rest of the comment is illogical (or a really weird plug for disparate products). The henley isn’t a removal layer, it’s the base layer, and the shirt is no harder to remove than a jacket.

      • John

        I can see that. Let me explain. All of my comment was to explain how much I like Andrew’s Getup (I have been following this site for a few years now and everyone of the Getups exist in my wardrobe in some variation. I also wanted to tip people off to the vest who, like me, might like an alternative to the one pictured. As for the Henley, it’s as much personal preference as anything else. You clearly like the Henley in this outfit just like Andrew. Nothing wrong with that. And I don’t dislike Henleys; I have several myself. I simply find it easier to wear and remove a light jacket over my versions of the shirt and vest. I also wanted to share with you guys a few things that I have found that are a little off the beaten track, but have become integral to my wardrobe. The jacket I suggested does make the outfit more weatherproof, but again personal preference and sharing.

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

          Thanks John! I love seeing variations on them.

        • bryclops

          My bad, totally misunderstood the first time.

  • Brendon

    I was checking out similar boots from Red Wing’s heritage collection and they didn’t seem that much different in construction and function than my desert boots. Any advice on whether a pair of boots like these or the Red Wings are still a worthwhile investment if I already own a nice pair of desert boots?

    • Tom

      Iron Rangers or another model? May depend upon the brand and construction of your desert boots, but if they are Clarks Desert Boots (CDB) – which are great – then the Made in USA Red Wings should be quite a step up in quality and construction.
      I’ve had a pair of CDB for a couple of years and just got a pair of Iron Rangers with the Vibram sole. They are not cheap but I expect them to outlast my CDB by a longshot, especially with the ability to resole them.

    • Andrew

      I own a pair of Clark Desert boots, Red Wing Classic Mocs (rough-out), and Red Wing Iron rangers. For me, the main difference is the the thickness of the leathers. Where the Clarks are floppy and easily marked up, the Red Wings are stiff and tough to put a dent in. I actually actively tried to scuff up my IRs the first couple of times I wore them, with no success. The draw-back of this is that the Red Wings are significantly heavier, take a bit to break in, and can be tough to take on/off. Despite all this, they’re by far my favorite boots, but I tend to wear them only in the fall & winter, and reach for the Clarks in the spring/summer. Definitely worth the investment.

    • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

      fwiw, I always prefer a man in a lace-up boot where the laces actually matter. The boots with a “hidden” side zip always feel a bit lazy to me

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

        Haha! Side zips aren’t the velcro of boots, they’re a military takeaway from combat boots. Modern combat boots have sidezips so they can be removed easily in emergencies by medical personnel. About as useful as epaulets on our civilian m65 jackets, but that’s where they come from. 🙂

        • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com Style Girlfriend

          Ooh, I dig that back story! Definitely not a “lazy” thing when used for their intended purposes.

          But when brought into civilian territory… Actually, this could possibly explain why I don’t care for epaulets on sport shirts either generally 🙂

  • Drew

    Yes, this getup is on point! Check out these boots At Macys (and on sale): http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/unlisted-a-kenneth-cole-production-upper-cut-boots?ID=2147934&CategoryID=55637&LinkType=#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D324%26slotId%3D6, Not quite cap toe style but same effect.

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

      Oh nice! I really like those, thanks for the link.

  • Brian K

    Love everything but the watch – bad quality Panerai knock-off. On the boots, I’d probably pay a bit more & go with a longer lasting choice. I’ve had plenty of thin leather ‘budget’ boots that last a season, & once they wear out, the $200-350 Wolverine/Allen Edmonds/Red Wings start to become a bargain!

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

      Yeah definitely, the goal of the Getup is to provide affordable options with a balance of BIFL items. Sometimes a $40 watch, sometimes a $300 watch.

      • Brian K

        Completely fair & I’m certainly begrudging anyone that can’t/chooses not to buy high $$$ watch – there are just so many great original design watches (Weekender, etc) that it makes me sad when I see the ones so ‘inspired…’ by other watches.

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

          Ah, even Weekenders are inspired by vintage field watches. Almost any affordable watch is based on a more expensive or older version, just like most of affordable fashion.

  • Jean Laplante

    Andrew, with all due respect, in the past few months, your getups have gone downhill… Example? Fall foliage… wtf are the fall foliage colors in this? I am seeing all grays… dull, sorry anyone can do this.

    • bryclops

      I think the part where he showed respect got cut off somehow…

      • Jean Laplante

        its been going on for a while, all greys and browns… wheres the humpf in this? where do i learn something?

        • bryclops

          I don’t mind if you think the outfits lack pizzazz, but you can make that suggestion without being insulting about it.

          • Jean Laplante

            why dont you just fuck off troll?

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

          I’m not sure I see the connection between colorful and learning something, do you mean learning how to match colors?

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

      Hey Jean, always appreciate the feedback! There are some colorful looks coming, but your observation isn’t unintentional: Bright, colorful schemes have lost steam and more muted monochromatic looks have become the trend.

      • Jean Laplante

        Thank you for your work, you are still an inspiration.

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

          Honored to hear that! Really glad you like them. Would love to see some examples of styles you dig if you have a moment to share some.

          • Jean Laplante

            !!! wilco 🙂