The Getup: Summer Smart Casual

Ditch the wool sportcoat and opt for a cotton blazer.

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.


  • Reply August 6, 2014


    This might be my favorite Getup yet. I really am concerned about wearing the square tie. I don’t know if I can pull it off. But Great Job as always! big fan of the pink shirt

    • Reply August 6, 2014


      Well, if your jacket is buttoned no one will see the square bottom! 😉 The idea of “pulling it off” might make a good article. If you like it, and you wear it correctly, what’s not to pull off? Does not “pulling it off” mean you think others may make comments?

      • Reply August 7, 2014


        This. Right here. I am a huge advocate of this. Every time I wear something like my kelly green chinos or even a square bottom tie, I always here “I could never pull it off” my response to them is yes you can, if you like it just rock it with confidence and you’ll be just fine. IT would definitely be a great idea for an article Andrew. I think all to often, people limit themselves because maybe its not what there friends wear and they don’t want to hear comments from everyone.

        • Reply August 8, 2014


          Agree. The first time I wore a square knit tie I was a little self-conscious, but got only compliments. Now I have six of them and work them into my rotation every week. This Getup is awesome, I wear some variation of this almost every day to work.

  • Reply August 6, 2014

    Adam Brewton

    Agreed. This is perfect for lots of situations from work to social events. The knit tie is a tough one for me too. I like the look in pictures but never once I try them on. Also, how did I not know about disposable fountain pens?! Ordering now!!

  • Reply August 6, 2014


    Nice getup, but… Rockport?! Yeah those shoes look nice in the picture but man, *never* buy Rockport…

    • Reply August 6, 2014


      I’ve had decent luck with Rockport in the past.

    • Reply August 6, 2014


      I was hoping someone would chime in with experience with Rockports. They look great, but a bit concerned with quality. American Crew Fiber is absolutely awesome.

  • Reply August 6, 2014


    I am digging that watch.

  • Reply August 6, 2014


    Too funny. I’ve worn almost this exact outfit a few times this summer, sans tie.

  • Reply August 6, 2014

    Adam Scolatti

    Damn Andrew! This outfit is great! I may buy the whole thing! Way to go man

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