The Getup: Back from the Future

Today is the day Marty McFly went to the future, and surprisingly, Marty’s style wasn’t way off. We celebrate the world’s second time traveler with a modern Getup inspired by his look but isn’t a costume.

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 October 21, 2015


    This is actually well done. I would wear this.

  • Reply October 21, 2015


    thumbs up!

  • Reply October 21, 2015

    Martin Calder

    This is nice, but no man should know too much about his future.

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  • Reply October 21, 2015


    ‘Back in Time’ is also streaming on Netflix.

    • Reply October 21, 2015


      Thanks for the heads up! I looked but couldn’t find where it was streaming.

  • Reply October 21, 2015


    You forgot the suspenders/braces! Seriously, I have worn this Getup. It’s really warm and comfortable for a Northern California day (I think that’s where Hill Valley is?).

  • Reply October 21, 2015

    Christopher Moye

    Cool write-up. Really like the outfit

  • Reply October 21, 2015

    Kory Leach

    Although to be fair, his outfit was from 1985. The clothes the others were wearing were the odd ball things.
    I’m in my early 40’s and I’d still wear most of this outfit though. Not the apple watch or the sneakers though.

  • Reply October 22, 2015


    I was decked out in my Marty costume yesterday. Managed to see two Deloreans yesterday.

    • Reply October 22, 2015


      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing the pic!

  • Reply October 24, 2015


    “surprisingly, Marty’s style wasn’t way off.”

    The big question…was the world being subconsciously led to this style through 30 years of waiting for this day?

  • Reply October 26, 2015


    How is this supposed to be a layered? The long sleeve under the puffer vest, the T-shirt under the long sleeve? The T shirt alone under the denim jacket?

  • Reply February 18, 2016


    This is awesome Andrew. I love the twist on the typical Getup post. This and the Jaws looks are really a nice change of pace theme for the Getups! Would love to see more iconic film costumes features in today’s styles! Keep up the good work!

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