Live Action Getup: Dressed Up Casual

An easy way to casual-ize an outfit and recommendations from Portland.

The Getup by PrimerPrimer instagramZara chinosuniqlo oxford shirtheathered sweater gaptopcoatPuma Court StarsBen Sherman socksBrathwaitAldo bootgiveawaystriped tieglen plaid scarf

Thanks to your recs on Instagram, The Primer crew, including Shane shown in this Getup, ate and drank our way through Portland. Looking for a great old fashioned? You'll find it under the Ace Hotel at Pepe le Moko, a French themed cocktail bar named after the 1937 French film by Julien Duviver.

man wearing topcoat And the Multnomah Whiskey Library is a can't-miss. We came two days in a row to this upstairs, sitting-only, cocktail bar themed like an Ivy League law library. Certain cocktails are made table-side as your bartender rolls a cart next to you a la steak tartare or fresh caesar salad like you'd get at a red booth restaurant in the 60's.

We've got over 1500 cures for a case of the Mondays. #multnomahwhiskeylibrary

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One of my fav's when I don't order an Old Fashioned, a Jack Rose cocktail:

A #jackrose at @multnomahwhiskeylibrary Thanks @thedavidcoggins for the rec! #portland

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Men Winter Fashion Inspiration - topcoat brathwait watch blue sweater

Winter outfit inspiration men - white sneakers blue sweater gray topcoat

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  • Reply December 19, 2016

    Zac Silk

    A solid overcoat is a must for me. I’ve just invested in a navy one with peak lapels from Land’s End and it’s great.

    You can’t go wrong with a white Oxford and chinos and it’s good to dress it down a bit with a simple pair of white sneakers.

  • Reply December 19, 2016

    Zac Silk

    Shane, do you have any recommendations for hair products? I’m going for a side part like yours but I can’t find a product that has enough hold with a matt finish.

    • Reply December 19, 2016


      Hey Zac! Yep, I use Kevin Murphy Rough Rider Clay. It’s expensive but it gets the look I’m after with my type of hair.

    • Reply December 22, 2016


      I’ll add that the bed head matte separation wax is a very good alternative for the Rough Rider Clay. It’s very strong and has a nice matte finish. All depends on your price range.

  • Reply December 20, 2016


    Purchased the getup, but I went with the Charcoal coat and darker pants in the live action shots instead of the black overcoat and grey pants in the buy section. Excited to receive them next week

  • Reply December 22, 2016

    James Baxter

    Does anyone what brand the topcoat in the picture is? It looks charcoal with a herringbone tweed fabric, but I can’t find anything like it anywhere.

    • Reply December 23, 2016


      Hey James, It’s from Banana Republic from a previous season.

      • Reply December 23, 2016

        James Baxter

        Thanks Andrew!

      • Reply March 10, 2017

        Clements Johnson

        Do you know the model or item number of this jacket? It really like the pattern and color and want to look for it on ebay. Thanks in advance.

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