The Getup: The Art Festival & Flea Market

The perfect cheap warm weather date, whether it’s the first or the 100th. Look great and casual while staying comfortable for a day in the sun.

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  • crabbydad

    I enjoy your Getups but it would be great if you could venture slightly out of the preppy comfort zone, every now and then. Seems like the getups this spring/summer have become a little same-y.

    • Peter

      I agree. Great looks but all in the same “genre.” Its a critique I have had with all of the current mens style community at large. Its all straight out of a J. Crew catalog. I feel there are other good looking styles that are underrepresented. Still a good look to rock/show others though,

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

      Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments! I’d love to take a look at any outfits more in line with what you’re talking about if you have any examples. I actually think our summer Getups have been pretty un-preppy this year, much more of a California beach casual than a New England prep. Differences include more subdued colors, less focus on boat shoes, more casual options like henleys, etc.

      • Allen

        As someone who grew up in California and lived 5 years living by the beach, I do have to agree that the Getups this summer have been rather preppy. Keep in mind that New England preppy is different from California preppy, which is more along the lines of Zack Morris in Saved By The Bell.

        With that said, the Getups this summer have been pretty solid.

      • crabbydad

        I think it could be something as simple as, instead of picking the Vans that look like boat shoes, go for a more alterna pair (especially if the rest of the outfit is fairly subdued): http://www.vans.com/shop/mens-shoes-classics/checkerboard-slip-on-black-formula-one-red-check

        Or, if you’re going to have a muted shorts color, go for a shirt with a little more pizzazz: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/70/65/47706500fc9aeb621c56c6e9d70a06a8.jpg

        Betabrand is a good site for mixing things up a bit.

        Personally, if one piece I’m wearing is going to be subdued, I try to wear something else that has some visual interest. I just get bored if everything kind of fades into the background. I guess I don’t want to look like everyone else.

        That said, I do appreciate your efforts putting together the Getups. I’ve gotten some great ideas from them. Thanks!

  • Ross

    Not a fan of the tote, simply because it seems like an inconvenient way to transport your items during a long day/night of walking. Is there any kind of messenger bag that will work for an over the shoulder convenience?