The Getup: Fall Into Smart Casual

The Getup: Fall Into Smart Casual
As temperatures cool off include layers with lighter fabrics.

Grant Harris is Owner & Chief Style Consultant at Image Granted; a Washington, DC based Image Consulting Company dedicated to solving the complex image, style & fashion issues of today's professional man. He has a healthy obsession with socks. Follow him on Twitter & Facebook.

  • Wilson

    This is kind of a silly request, but do you guys think you can add a the total cost for that outfit? I think it would be interesting to see that at a glance after knowing what my first impressions of the outfit are.

  • Lee

    I echo what Wilson just mentioned. I was thinking the same thing after I glanced over the outfit. Might be a good idea to do this in the future.

  • ChrisM

    I love the pattern/palette spectrum at the top of the post. That’s awesome and helps me to emulate this look with some less expensive items. Also, I need that slim briefcase.

  • ChrisM

    I love the pattern/palette spectrum at the top of the post. That’s awesome and helps me to emulate this look with some less expensive items. Also, I need that slim laptop case.

  • kenneth

    there’s this cool new product hitting the markets called a calculator, for those interested in finding out what the total cost is. 😉

  • Nolan

    Thanks Kenneth, ran the numbers, came out to be $621. I’m not sure what jobs Primer readers are landing after college (and I know the getup feature can be used for an inspiration palette) but this is crazy. Please start posting more affordable getups w/o accessories that break the bank, like a $75 slim card case.

    Thanks for valuing your readers feedback!

  • Andrew

    Hey Nolan,

    The reality is any outfit with 5+ items in it is going to be expensive in one lump sum. My intention with The Getup isn’t necessarily to say, “Go out and buy every one of these items and wear them together,” but more as inspiration. Maybe you have green pants and a gray cardigan and a shirt that would work well to create a similar look. Maybe you’ve been thinking of buying wingtip boots but weren’t sure how to wear them.

    If you look back over the other Getups you’ll find I regularly link to K-Mart, Target, Walmart, and other very affordable stores, and sometimes I’ll throw in an item that’s maybe more expensive than usual either because a cheaper version isn’t available or because it’s of a higher quality. I just try to keep things mixed up and fresh. 🙂

    Thanks for the comment!

  • jake

    Interesting choice on that briefcase… I’ve been looking for an affordable, yet quality bag for some time as a grad student/entering the workforce and i dont quite have 100-300 dollars to spend on a filson or a jack spade etc… what do we say about this one?

  • Wilson

    @Kenneth: I’m aware that I could bust out a calculator and crunch the numbers myself, but I just thought it would be nice to see it right away.

    @Andrew: I very much agree with you, and these Getups have definitely been inspiration more than anything. Even thought it’s more about how certain pieces work together, I do often wonder how much something costs if I were to run out and go get everything right away. Seeing the total price is more of a benchmark of how much X amount of money could buy for me. Not trying to focus all the attention of the prices.

  • Kyle

    I’m dying for you to do an ultimate travel nomad getup… Comfortable, get dirty, stay looking classy, multi-use wear that you can wear in any situation and look good while fitting in your pack with everything else you need to live. I think that would be awesome!

  • Na Humma


    Thanks for another great getup! I’m going to echo what Wilson said in the beginning, a total cost at the bottom, would be kind of cool.

    Please keep up the great work in putting together great clothing/accessory combinations. These various getups have inspired me many times to put together combinations from my closet that I hadn’t previously considered. Your articles have also helped me to find those pieces that just bring everything together, such as the briefcase.

  • Daveo

    I think asking for a total is kind of a weird request. I mean, it’s not like your only carrying the bag and wallet, and wearing the boots and watch etc. with this outfit. Women may buy a dress, purse and shoes that all are meant to be worn together which would make a total outfit price sensible. But most men’s stuff (at least in my world) can be mixed and matched.

    And one of the things I appreciate is that you do add in things from Target & Kohl’s etc.

    Keep up the good work!


  • Daniel

    I love the Getups! Fall is one of my favorite times of year because you can start layering again.

  • TJ

    JC Penney has a wing tip boot out now. I don’t know how it compares to the Florsheim but it is $60 and any order from JC Penney over $50 ships free. There is a review of it over at

  • Alejandro A. Torres

    $621, with bag.