The Getup: Thanksgiving Day

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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.

20 Comments

  • Reply November 21, 2011

    Rich

    Came across your site via my RSS recommendations. Wanted to let you guys know that you are doing a great job and I really like your content. It’s tough to read clothing blogs since I fall in the big and small category as a gym rat but the applications of some of your tips do have purpose.

  • Reply November 22, 2011

    John

    Laid back enough to grab a beer and watch football with Dad, but sharp enough to get Mom’s approval. Besides, everyone loves a good bullhorn

  • Reply November 22, 2011

    Peter ST

    Great setup here, love the contrast of the shirt and sweater. Some darker khaki or a lighter wool pant would class this up a little if jeans aren’t acceptable at your table.
    Good job, keep em coming. Love the spiked carmel cider idea and will most definitely be bringing that to the party this year

  • Reply November 22, 2011

    Shane

    Nice job once again, long time lurker first time poster. Keep up the good work. I find it very helpful when you post “The Getup” it really gives me ideas….more please. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  • Reply November 22, 2011

    Phil

    I like how you guys make it OK to get clothes (and watches) at Target and Old Navy and still feel good about myself. And I too love “The Getup.”

  • Reply November 22, 2011

    Scott

    I echo Phil’s sentiment. I was just explaining to her how your magazine has overtaken GQ and Esquire in my regards. You don’t cast shame on affordable clothing lines, and it’s very refreshing.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Doug

    The sweater just went on sale (GAP’s Black Friday Deals) and it’s less than $30 now.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Andrew

    Thanks for the nice compliments everyone! Really glad you guys find these valuable. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Ward

    Isn’t that Gap sweater navy and red… not grey and red? I just purchased a similar sweater for the same price but it’s navy and red, which IMO looks 100x better than grey/red. Also, why wear a button down under a crew neck sweater? Seems a bit snug… I could rather wear a v-neck sweater, which you can get at Target for around 19.99-29.99, which would give the outfit a sharper feel.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Patrick

    Awesome column, but I feel a bit alienated living in Houston where we still have 80+ degree temperatures. Any ideas for fall casual that don’t involve layering?

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Andrew

    Ward, It’s navy and red on my end, perhaps different monitor settings? A vneck would look great too, but I don’t think it’s necessary to look sharp in this case.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    Andrew

    Patrick,

    I feel you brother, I’m in LA so we’re still having late summer temperatures here. The great thing about layering, at any point other than the peak of summer, is that the level of warmth it creates is based on what types of layers you use. Thinner sweaters, shirts. etc.

    You could do a thin sweater vest and that wouldn’t make a lot of heat. I’ve got one I picked up at Target for around $20.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    EF

    I really enjoy these kinds of posts though sadly I’m in a similar situation to Patrick’s. The weather is so hot here that even just wearing a long sleeve shirt will have me sweating like I’m being interrogated so layering is not really an option. Still I enjoy how you always include accessories like bags or even wallets at times.

  • Reply November 23, 2011

    anthony

    great getup i might use it. Can you guys do one for the infamous Company Xmas party?

  • Reply November 25, 2011

    Mark

    I found this excellent guide to some varying Levi’s jeans cuts and thought I’d pass it along. Good info for anyone like myself who just gets lost in the middle of all the names, numbers, and styles available:

    http://www.wellcultured.com/fashion/1004/the-quick-and-dirty-levis-sizing-guide

    This is the picture graph they give:
    http://www.wellcultured.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/wellcultured.com_guide_levis_sizing_501_514_511_510.jpg

  • Reply November 28, 2011

    David

    I bought that wool jacket from target (the black one). My wife and I are debating on how formal that can be worn. Any thoughts? I could probably wear it with some khaki type pants. But, the question is could I wear that to a wedding or funeral?

  • Reply November 28, 2011

    Andrew

    David,

    The military aspects of it make it a casual jacket. You could probably wear it up to business casual / smart casual, but I think a funeral would be pushing it. Maybe to a wedding, if you’re not going to be outside a lot. Specifically the epaulets and number of pockets are why I’m thinking this. Thanks for the question!

  • Reply November 28, 2011

    David

    Andrew,
    Thanks. Those are my wife’s exact thoughts. I will likely take it back since I need something that could be more dressy. Any thoughts for something in a similar price range?

  • Reply November 29, 2011

    Andrew

    David,

    Sorry I didn’t help your side! Target also has a peacoat in black and gray, which is always classic
    http://www.target.com/p/Merona-Men-s-Peacoat-Ebony/-/A-13460308#?lnk=sc_qi_detailimage

  • […] Whether you’re spending the holidays with family, friends, or especially if you’ll be spending time with your significant other’s family it’s no time to dress like a slob. Make sure your jeans are clean and wear a collared shirt. And if you don’t like my first suggestion then take a gander at my second choice. […]

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