The Getup: Winter Casual

The Getup: Winter Casual
A simple, comfortably rugged look, perfect for wherever your day off takes you.

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.

30 Comments

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    Tyler Lesley

    Any experience with the K-Mart flannel? That’s a great price if the quality is even halfway decent.

    • Reply February 5, 2014

      Andrew

      Not from K-Mart, but I picked up a similarly priced flannel from Wal-Mart before and it got its wear. Just watch out for shrinking.

      • Reply February 6, 2014

        Eric Henao

        I’ve had good success last year with flannels from J.C. Penny’s. Not at the $9 price point, but closer to $15. Good stuff.

    • Reply February 6, 2014

      Matt Reeder

      FYI, it looks like the Kmart flannels are back up to 17.99. I swung by my local store over lunch, and the 50% off sale expired yesterday. Luckily for me, they still had the sign up, and they were willing to honor it.

      They also run about a size large. I usually wear a M (5’7″, 180), and I was able to comfortably fit a S over my button down in the fitting room.

      • Reply February 6, 2014

        Andrew

        Nice! Thanks for the heads up and fit details.

      • Reply February 8, 2014

        JP

        Any frugal alternatives to that K-Mart shirt? 😉

        • Reply February 8, 2014

          Matt Reeder

          You may want to keep an eye on them – the employees I was talking to mentioned that they thought that they’d be moving to clearance shortly.

          I’d imagine it’s be the same story across the major big boxes – it’s time for them to start making room for swimwear.

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    Dave Oeskovic

    Hate white sneakers ever since living abroad. You could always tell the Americans because of their ill-fitting polo shirts, pleated khakis and big white sneakers.

    • Reply February 5, 2014

      Andrew

      What sneakers do you opt for?

      • Reply February 5, 2014

        Dave Oeskovic

        Lately New Balance classics (have a camo pair I’m wearing way too often) and black leather “Converse like” Keds.

    • Reply February 6, 2014

      Hypnotoad

      I agree completely. All I can think of is male cheer leader when I see them on a man…..and thats not a good look. Its a good get-up but needs a study boot like an Iron Ranger or Longbranch – especially so because its for winter weather.

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    John

    I’d go with a more colorful plaid (not gray) and multi sport shoes, but this is essentially what I wear all the time. K mart and Wally World have some good stuff. You just have to be selective.

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    Josh Macy

    Winter necessitates shoes that cover your ankles. So much sludge and snow up here in New England.

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    Marcus

    While I understand the shoe choice chosen for the outfit, living in Chicago, it leaves me disappointed. With all the slush on the city sidewalks, only a boot will work in winter.

    • Reply February 5, 2014

      Andrew

      The jacket is probably too light for that too. Everyone has to modify it to fit their climate.

      • Reply February 6, 2014

        Evan85

        E.g. Today it’s 42 degrees (107 F) in Australia, and just looking at these items makes me sweat (but I’m going to keep them in mind for winter).

  • Reply February 5, 2014

    Kyle Boureston

    Andrew, this is helpful. My wardrobe is stuck in the college zone (baggy sweaters and over-sized flannels).

    • Reply February 6, 2014

      Michael

      Hi Kyle, are you new to Primer? I recommend checking out the other getups (link at the bottom of the article). It really helped me evolve my style when I was in a similar situation before graduating

  • Reply February 6, 2014

    Daniel

    Which version of those jeans come with a zipper? There’s no way I can deal with a button fly closure. WAY too much work to get your bird out when you need it.

    • Reply February 6, 2014

      Travis

      Levis 501s are almost always button flys. You might look for a different one of their cuts like the 505. But honestly, Ive had my 501s for 3 years now and find it takes no less time to get it out versus a zipper.

      • Reply February 6, 2014

        Daniel

        I don’t know man…I guess it’s something I’d have to get used to, but still everytime I’ve tried them on it seems like such a pain. Maybe I have bad hand/eye/button-fly coordination…

  • Reply February 6, 2014

    Nick

    Anyone have an Idea on a fit for the sweater? At 6’2″ 200lbs I feel like sizing down to a med from a lg isnt an option?

  • Reply February 8, 2014

    Lou

    I feel like white shoes are a MAJOR no-no in the winter. They’ll be black in three minutes here.

  • Reply February 8, 2014

    Gary

    Recommend Macy’s sweater over flannel?

  • Reply February 16, 2014

    Geoff

    Andrew, keep up the quality work. Thanks for your help.

  • Reply November 12, 2014

    A. Williams

    I really love these “GETUPs” They make me feel that even as a college student I can still rock the right gear, for less! Thank you Primer & Andrew

  • Reply January 6, 2016

    Seth Penny

    Can the sneakers be replaced with a more casual oxford for work attire?

    Here is the oxford I’m talking about:
    http://www.dillards.com/p/cole-haan-lunargrand-mens-long-wingtip-oxfords/504953511?di=04396056_zi_ivory&facetCache=pageSize%3D100%26beginIndex%3D0%26orderBy%3D1

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