Live Action Getup: Home for the Holidays

A simple, casual look that can traverse the various social obligations of the holidays.

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.

18 Comments

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Jeff

    I’ll vouch for the belt company. I bought a natural leather belt from Orion a month ago and it is excellent! All belts are made to order. Visit their website instead of buying on Amazon. Cheaper, all sizes, and there’s a 10-15% off first time buyers promo code floating around the internet (cannot remember what it is) that pretty much equates to free shipping. Pay attention to their belt sizing instructions.

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    James

    Nice getup! Love these posts and the “live” ones are great.

    I think you also answered a nagging concern I always had on casual getups like this when wearing a sweater. Is it ok to leave your shirt untucked even if the shirt tails peak under your sweater?

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Marc

      Personal preference if the shirt is a casual shirt and the tail doesn’t go over your pockets. It looks more unkempt, which might be what you’re going for. However, if leaving a true dress shirt untucked, you’re in Risky Business movie territory.

      I prefer to keep it my shirts tucked in under a sweater, even if its a t-shirt or henley. Cleaner overall look and you can always untuck the shirt if the sweater comes off.

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Andrew

      I agree with Marc, it should only really peak out a little bit, otherwise it will look sloppy.

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Jim Avila

    I like that you guys posted pics of what the outfit will look like. Another great Getup. Good job Andrew!

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Ivo

      I would like to see more posted pics of what the outfit will look like put together in the future! 🙂

      • Reply December 23, 2014

        Andrew

        One of my goals for the new year is to do more Live Action Getups. I won’t be able to do them every time unfortunately, but I’m looking forward to doing them more.

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Andrew

      Thanks, glad you liked it! 🙂

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Jason

    Agreed! Showing the outfit together is a nice touch, please continue this if possible!

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Butch_Zee

    Smart outfit. It’s Christmas! Tuck in your shirt before mom says something.

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Andrew

      Haha! My mom wouldn’t say that but you have to know your audience. 😉

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Matt Septer

    Awesome! Old Navy has been doing some things.

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Andrew

      Agreed, if you shop smart you can find some great items.

  • Reply December 23, 2014

    Hipster Meathead

    How’s the fit on those jeans? The only pairs I have that I think fit me decent are 514s and the Gap Athletic Standard, and I’m not in love with either. I’ve been thinking about dipping my feet in some raw denim and $65 seems like a good start point.

    The fit looks good on you. Care to tell your size and compare this fit to others?

    • Reply December 23, 2014

      Andrew

      Sure! These are my favorite jeans right now. The right thickness and a great fit for me. Mine are 31×30, which is pretty consistent for me across brands. These are raw, but I got them to size, that is, I did not shrink them like I did with my Shrink to Fit 501’s. (http://www.primermagazine.com/2012/spend/shrink-to-fit-a-guide-to-shrinking-the-classic-levis-501-stf-jeans)

      I have pretty average if not slim legs. I believe the 514s are a bit wider than these, so if your concern is if they’re big enough versus not slim enough you may want to check out their straight fit: https://www.dstldjeans.com/products/straight-leg-raw-jeans-in-dark-indigo-japanese-raw-denim-x-kurabo-mills

      If you’re in LA, I believe they still have a pop up shop going on that you could try them on.

      If all else fails, give the StF 501’s a try and follow my instructions in the link above.

      • Reply December 23, 2014

        Hipster Meathead

        Thanks! My usual problem is that most slim fit pants will fit in the waist, but are too tight in the thighs, making it near impossible to find a good fit reasonably . I got 99 problems and my pants are one.

        With that said, I see they have free shipping and returns, so I’ll give them a try.

        BTW, love the site. Keep it up!

  • Reply December 26, 2014

    Hagareno

    Love it. That sweater is a killer find. So cheap, and looks nicer than pretty much all around that price range.

  • Reply January 10, 2015

    George

    Can you provide a demo on sleeve rolling and when appropriate?

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