The Getup: Stand Out By Being Subtle

The Getup: Stand Out By Being Subtle
Bold patterns and color palettes can look great, but never underestimate the power of being understated.

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.

  • Anon

    Andrew, Can you suggest some formal belts that can go with those beautiful pair of shoes?

    • David X L

      Go simple and match the color.

  • Ethan

    One of my favorite Getups. Love the emphasis on dressing subtly. Great job!

  • Michael

    Looks great. Anyone have experience with those shoes? I’m tempted…

  • Chris Moore

    While my Indochino suit is the most prized item in my wardrobe, the shirt I got from iTailor to cheaply check their quality isn’t bad at all. Has anyone ordered a suit from them?

  • ChrisReetz

    Suit is awesomeness.

  • Jacob P.

    Subtlety is a strong core value of men’s fashion (formal and casual) often overlooked, undervalued or flat-out poorly executed. GQ should know plenty about the latter statement. Less is more, Substantiate any thoughtfully assembled outfit with strong, quality items and accessories without pomp and flash decoration, for decorations sake. This is the priceless lesson and value, Primer Magazine, it’s staff and contributors seem to have a solid grasp on. Articles like this particular piece, prove it. Always keep up the good work Mr. Snavely, and I will always keep reading.

    • Andrew

      Jacob, Thank you so much! That’s one of the nicest things you could say, I really appreciate it!

  • statelypenguin

    You should elaborate on those fashion anchors.  I don’t remember seeing any writeups about them, and they look like a really interesting idea.

  • Gin A. Ando

    As a minimalist, this is 

  • Gin A. Ando

    As a minimalist, this is perfect. Love this.

  • BJ McGeever

    Solid outfit. 

    If you want to upgrade the shoes, go for Allen Edmonds Kenilworth.

  • Lloyd

    The fashion anchors are a great idea

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