Live Action Getup: Don’t Embarrass Your Girlfriend in Front of Her Friends.

Your girlfriend or wife isn’t asking you to wear a tuxedo to dinner with her friends. Your buddies may not care if your shirt has buttons on it, but show your better half that you love and respect her: Make her proud to be hanging on your arm in front of the people she cares about most.

Men's Style Inspiration

Seiko Dive WatchMen's zig zag socks from Target

Style Analysis - Men's Style Inspiration

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.

35 Comments

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Wyatt

    Again good job Andrew!

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    John

    Do you have your ON shirts tailored? It might just be my build but they always seem so much boxier on me.

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      I have been lately. The smalls sometimes fit perfectly but they’ll shrink a tad, and the mediums are too big. Nice thing is a $17 shirt plus $15 tailoring = perfect fitting affordable shirt! 🙂

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Mike Wargo

    I like the style analysis aspect. I’d like to see that in these getups more often

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      Cool! I’ll definitely include more in the future.

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Adams Tegeler

      Agree, Mike. This is a nice addition.

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Ray Ballance

    I like it!

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Paden

    Hey Andrew,
    I noticed the belt is a different shade than the boots. Should we still follow the old adage about matching the two or is ok to choose a different option as long as the shades or colors compliment?

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      Hey Paden! That adage is intended to mean brown with brown, black with black, not specifically the same shades. I rarely match my belt and shoes with the exact same color both because it can be visually annunciating in a bad way and because I don’t want to buy a belt for every shade of brown I have. 🙂 However, when I do, its for the intentional effect of drawing attention to the belt and shoes. I do this most commonly with tan leathers, to brighten an otherwise dark look. (With a lot of navys for example)

      Thanks for the question!

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Manny Narkrong

    Really digging the new style analysis. Great addition to the already-excellent Live Action Getup posts.

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      Thanks! Happy you like it!!

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Dennis

    I really like the way you’re explaining why you picked what item. After all one can not always get your excellent outfits. Just thought I’d let you know that. 🙂

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      Awesome! Glad you liked it. It was something that popped up for this one so it’s great to hear it helps.

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Michael Barbee

    Love this getup

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Smokey

    You had this same sweater on a previous Getup, and I bought it because of it. It is an awesome sweater and goes great with a Henley and Dark jeans. Gotten tons of compliments and the wife loves it.

    Runs a bit small though jus FYI.

    • Reply January 11, 2016

      Andrew

      Glad you like it! Pairing it with a henley is a sharp idea!

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Daniel

    I’m actually about to put that same watch on Ebay. I find it to be a bit large for my wrist. Letting it go with a couple of NATO straps too. Heads up if anyone’s looking.

    Another great Getup Andrew.

    • Reply January 15, 2016

      Bernardo

      I also think it’s a tad too big for my wrist, that’s why I have the
      Seiko SKX013. A bit smaller but basically the same watch.

      • Reply January 17, 2016

        Daniel

        Do you find it to be a bit tall, even with the smaller diameter?

        • Reply January 17, 2016

          Bernardo

          It is as tall as the skx007. A bit tall for it’s diameter but nothing that bothered me.

          • January 17, 2016

            Daniel

            Tends to drive me nuts how it gets hung up on everything, and doesn’t fit underneath a shirt cuff, etc.

          • January 17, 2016

            Bernardo

            I know what you mean but what helps is to use the watch a little bit tighter on your wrist so it doesn’t wobble too much.

  • Reply January 11, 2016

    Daniel

    Protip: Clarks has a bunch of great boots on sale. Get an extra 20% off the sale price with code: LDPLXZS2MJ15

    You’re welcome. 🙂

  • Reply January 12, 2016

    Asaad Malik

    Amazing outfit

  • Reply January 12, 2016

    Jared

    Wearing that exact mock-neck from Old Navy today, easy to dress up or down, good stuff!

  • Reply January 12, 2016

    Robert Wallace

    SKX007 is pure gold, I have one from 2001, upgraded it with a sapphire crystal and it runs like a dream! They’re always on watchuseek, usually modded with different hands or crystals.

  • Love that heathered sweater – moc neck is always so flattering.

  • Reply January 12, 2016

    Daniel

    Andrew, did you go with the small or medium for the ON sweater?

  • Reply January 13, 2016

    Claude Whitfield

    More style analysis please. Really ties the whole article together

    • Reply January 13, 2016

      Andrew

      Thanks Claude, glad you like it!

  • Reply January 16, 2016

    Saul Prado

    Ah man, the sweater is all sold out. Any alternatives?

  • Reply January 20, 2016

    Jeremyah

    great tips and looks, just a tad bit harder for the “bigger” gentleman to find in their size.

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