The Getup: Mid-week Smart Casual

Mid-week Smart Casual

Looking put together doesn't need to be uptight and stuffy. Dress down a tie with a pullover, and keep your shirt relaxed by opting for a classic blue oxford.

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Asos | $45.40

LEC | $69.50

American Eagle | $39.50

Banana Republic | $59.50

Saddleback Leather
| $29

| $59.50

| $110

| $189

| $90

| $98

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  • Reply September 27, 2011


    Love this get up I like the lands end shoes.

  • Reply September 27, 2011


    You can buy a cotton web belt virtually identical to the J.Crew one for just a couple of bucks from any Army Navy store. I wear my dad’s from his days in the USMC and it’s a great belt for casual wear (machine washable with a removable buckle, too).

  • Reply September 27, 2011



    That’s a great tip! I actually looked for one similar to what you’re talking about on Amazon, but I couldn’t find one I liked. Army Navy stores are great for belts, jackets, shirts, and boots. Thanks!

  • Reply September 27, 2011


    Can’t we all agree that no one over the age of 20 should be buying anything at American Eagle?

    • Reply September 27, 2011


      Haha Curt, I certainly agree if it’s got a giant eagle on it or something. But for chinos and jeans, it’s a great place if you know what you’re looking for. The jeans regularly go on sale for $29, and if you go for a dark wash that doesn’t have any distressing or whiskers, they’re awesome. I have several pairs.

    • Reply August 19, 2013


      I wasn’t certain they were still available, but even as recently as 10 or 15 years ago you could find reasonable cotton shirts there. I still have a few standard plaids and flannels from both there and *gasp* even Abercrombie and Fitch. You likely wouldn’t notice if you didn’t take the time to read the tag.

  • Reply September 28, 2011


    Going to have to disagree with you on that Curt. Especially with pants that you can’t tell who makes them.
    However, I will agree with you for the Hollister T-shirts worn by anyone over 25. And wait for it…. Affliction foil print anything. Someone needs to say it.

  • Reply September 30, 2011

    Chris C

    Why is it that the shirt and half-zip are different prices on the merchant sites and the graphic? Am I missing something?

    I love the look though!

  • Reply September 30, 2011


    Hey Chris, sorry about that, they may have changed or I may have punched them in wrong. They’re updated.

  • Reply October 4, 2011

    Matt C

    Also, you can get pretty much the same knit tie from the tie bar except the ones from the tie bar are only $15 and they’re knitted silk.,62&optionValueIds=

  • Reply October 4, 2011

    Matt C

    Also, you can get pretty much the same knit tie from the tie bar except the ones from the tie bar are only $15 and they’re knitted silk.

  • Reply October 6, 2011

    Chris C

    The LEC Chukkas are on sale now. 49.99 add to your cart with an on sale t-shirt and it will ship free and the shirt is free.

    49.99+9.99=59.98-10=49.98 + free shipping

    See here for promotion:

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