The Getup: A Base Business Uniform

The Getup: A Base Business Uniform
This smart look is a smart place to start. Sharp on it’s own, it’s also a great base to modify to create more unique looks. Add a tie, swap trouser colors, deepen the browns of the leather – all alter the look in a surprisingly dramatic way. Go forth, experiment!

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  • Steve

    The color swatch at the top shows herringbone but the link for the sport coat is not for herringbone as far as I can tell.

    • Andrew

      Yep, it’s listed as herringbone.

    • Jacob

      Definitely is herringbone.

    • Dave

      The name of the jacket is:
      kinda a give-away as to what it is…

  • Brad New

    Ah yes. Another GetUp to add to my Pinterest Board! Btw everyone, I have all the past GetUps on Pinterest. Primer Magazine: Get Ups

  • Steve B.

    I like it, aside from those BR shoes. I’ve owned three pairs of BR shoes and the only ones that have held up were the driving mocs. Granted, the post is about business casual, not business casual + durability/longevity, but I felt compelled to share that they aren’t necessarily worth the cost.

  • Andy

    That jacket is pretty bad

    • Andrew

      How so?

  • Aaron

    Suggestion on a tie for this getup ?

  • Ben

    Which color Alpha Khaki are those?

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  • A

    I think it would be beneficial to see how this looks on a person (model, etc.) so that we can get an idea of what it looks like when properly put together. It’s tough to embrace just the separate articles on their own.

  • Dan

    There aren’t any socks. Some of us need the primer and the base coat. = )