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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  • Reply April 11, 2014


    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.

    • Reply April 11, 2014


      Yep, it’s listed as herringbone.

    • Reply May 8, 2014


      Definitely is herringbone.

    • Reply May 24, 2014


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

  • Reply April 11, 2014

    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

  • Reply April 11, 2014

    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.

  • Reply April 11, 2014


    That jacket is pretty bad

  • Reply April 11, 2014


    Suggestion on a tie for this getup ?

  • Reply April 12, 2014


    Which color Alpha Khaki are those?

    • Reply April 27, 2014



  • Reply April 13, 2014


    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.

  • Reply April 17, 2014


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

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