Summer Getup Week: Summer Evenings

The secret to summer is texture.

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.

  • Butch_Zee

    For this preppy outfit, I’d go with Eau de Lacoste Blanc for cologne.

  • Ross

    This is a bit confusing. The shorts to this outfit have an 11 inch inseam, and according to a previous primer article done on shorts and how they should fit, it was stated that the inseam that was most desired by Primer Magazine was the 9 inch inseam and no longer than 10 inches. This is very confusing.

    • Andrew

      Hey Ross,

      Shorts inseams are like pants inseams, they’re based on a person’s body to achieve proper fit. Similar to slim or straight fit for pants, you have to see which fits your body type, which is why I link to different fits in the Getups. Hope that clarifies things. 🙂

      • Ross

        Yes it does. Thanks for the input. I guess the best way to judge a short’s inseam would be the way it falls on your knee? I’m guessing a short that falls at the knee is the standard to look for?

        Also I was wondering if you might have any suggestions for a straight leg jean with a slim seat and thigh? I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of jeans that fit my body and am having a very difficult time finding them. Any suggestions or help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Andrew!! Keep up the awesome work!!

        • Daniel

          I’ve had good luck with Gap Straight Fit jeans. And I have a slim athletic build.

        • Nathan

          DSTLD makes the best fitting affordable denim I have worn.

  • Tyler

    Does this outfit still work without the sweater? I’m mostly just wondering if chambray on chambray is a fashion no no.

    • Ross

      I think if you vary the color of the chambray you should be fine. The difference in both brightness and color of the shirt compared to the shorts will allow both pieces to work off one another but maintain the flow of the outfit. Best thing to probably do is to use the grey scale method of color coordination. Place both articles of clothing together then mentally grey scale both pieces to see if the two shades of grey will wash each other out or if they will differ in their shades. You want them to differ from one another to avoid washing out. I hope this helps.

  • Evan Koester

    Hey Andrew, any alternatives for the Weekender for guys with larger wrists? I just picked one up recently and find it’s a bit small on me, but love the aesthetic.

  • TJ

    I’m just curious, where do people live that you can wear a sweater in the summer?

    • Jordan

      Colorado. Rocky mountain high, baby…these nights get chilly.

      • TJ

        Ah, see I live in Florida and we can wear a sweater about once a year.

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