Live Action Getup: Downtown LA Creative Meeting

Dressing for a client meeting in an incredibly casual industry in an incredibly casual city can be baffling. I photographed Primer reader Shane right after a pitch to a client. Guess what? He got the project.

Getup Creative Client Meeting Outfit - Men's Style

Tumi briefcasePilot Fountain PenLeuchtturm notebookH&M pique blazerCole Haan wingtip oxfordH&M oxford shirtHow a Shirt Should Fit - Men's Shirt FitLevi's 510 Skinny JeansDaniel Wellington watchPersol sunglasses

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Shane Martin is an avid Primer reader and founder of Lean Mean Creative Machine, a design and marketing agency based in Los Angeles.

  • DJ

    Awesome look Shane, this is an inspiring look!

    DJ | Menswear & Personal Development

  • Serafin Nunez

    I bought a couple OCBDs from H&M back in the fall and they are big, billowing puffy shirts that I do not even wear. Is the cut different now?

    • browneagle44 ロベルト

      He might have sized down, or gotten a tailor. A good one can definitely work miracles 🙂

    • Anders L.S.

      If you want good cut, try Hugh & Crye. They have awesome OCBDs and great fits. I’m a really tall and skinny guy and they fit me fantastically.

  • Michael

    Frugal alternative to the Persols –

    • Andrew

      Nice!! I’m going to feature those.

      • Michael Lefkowitz

        They’re great. I bought a second pair, too cheap not to.

      • Christian Naylor

        If I’m not mistaken, you already featured basically the same ones.

        • Andrew

          The ones I featured are the New Wayfarer style, these are slightly more round. Both great choices though!

          • Jesse

            The AJ Morgan Castros are a great cheap Persol alternative as well. Currently on sale for $13

  • Will

    It looks like the shirt’s up to $40 now.

  • Martin Calder

    The Cole Haan shoes are great. I have a pair of suede Cole’s that are comfortable and look casual yet not. Great look.

    • Andrew

      Nice! I have a pair of wingtips that straddle the casual/dress line perfectly.

      • Daniel Cook

        Andrew, part of the reason I love Primer is because you typically find very stylish looks for great prices. I LOVE these Cole Haan Wingtips, however, I can’t convince my wife that I need $170 shoes. Can you think of an alternative that resembles these?

        • Andrew

          Totally get it. Cole Haan has a lock on the dress-shoe-with-a-sneaker-sole unfortunately, but any standard wingtip would look amazing too.

  • Ross

    Great look. Big fan of the Navy Oxford, although I prefer the GAP style and cut a little better than the H&M. It’s nice to see a variety of Dark Denim, Light Denim, and Now Black Denim being used these days however I’m not a big fan of the very narrow ankle on the skinny jeans. And I absolutely HATE the rolled up ankle showing ankle no sock look! To me the no sock look should be outlawed to only boat shoes and shorts and if you decide to go with a no sock pants look the leg should conceal the ankle. I just think that the rolled up skinny ankle jean and no sock showing ankle look has ruined the men’s style industry. Again just my opinion! Otherwise great look Shane.

    • Andrew

      “Your look has ruined the men’s style industry! But otherwise, good stuff!” 😀 haha Just kidding!!! Yeah, the sockless look is a very personal decision, and I think also depends on how common it is where you live. I’m personally new to the sockless with pants look but I’ve been experimenting with it more. This look would still kill with socks, so add when necessary. 🙂

      • Ross

        Hahaha, sorry about the mixed opinion. That just shows how much I was disappointed at the feet Portion of this outfit. I live in Minnesota so I’m forced to be true to the no socks only with boat shoes look. So I understand looking for and applying new trends. But the sock less rolled pants showing ankle looks seems, to me, a trend that was established just for the sake of establishing a trend.

  • Phrophetic ghost baby

    Damn this is a solid outfit oh wait not in downtown LA…

    • Andrew

      Come again?

      • Prophetic ghost baby

        Oh my apologies wasnt trying to imply pic wasnt in LA was just joking that I really liked this outfit but oh wait im not in LA so wouldnt meet the criteria getup.

    • Christian Naylor

      You can definitely wear this somewhere besides LA.

  • Tyler

    Would be a nice feature to have a Getup that features everything from one store. Like an H&M Getup that someone could put together all at one place. Love all these, thanks guys

  • Michael

    I like the look a lot. Haven’t been to LA. Is it really that casual there?

    • Andrew

      Been here 10 years. It’s very, very casual. If I’m wearing a tie I’m the most dressed up person in the room.

  • Sebastian

    Woah! Looks great!

  • Sebastian

    This looks great!

  • archie_stanton

    Would a khaki coat Work with black jeans or is grey the only acceptable color choice?

  • The1412

    where can I get the blazer that Shane was wearing? the one from H&M is a different

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  • Joseph Padilla

    Dude, I’d like to know if those jeans are more of twill 5-pocket ones. I’m going from an uber-casj work to biz casj yet would like to retain the look and comfort of denim.

  • Jordan

    Only $808 dollars for this look!

  • Binasa

    I really enjoyed reading on this article.