Live Action Getup: Dressing Well in the Super Casual Office

Live Action Getup: Dressing Well in the Super Casual Office
Standing out is great, but dressing UP isn’t dressing well if it’s not appropriate for where you’re going. Especially in a town like Venice, California that’s steeped in casual beach culture, striking the balance of business and casual is tough.
Casual Office - Men's styleThe Getup: Dressing Well in the Super Casual Office - Men's Style

What to wear to a casual office
men style what to wear in a casual office

Bonobos chinosCommon Projects Achilles LowStyle Essential White Leather SneakersPhilips Norelco Vacuum Beard TrimmerRay-Ban Erika SunglassesCheaters SunglassesImperial Blacktop PomadeGlobe Skateboard TeakOld Navy Built-in Flex ChinosGap Bengal Stripe ShirtOxford Cloth Button DownThe Getup

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The Getup - Venice, CA

Shirt: Gap, $50 / Chinos: Old Navy, $26 / Sneakers: Old Navy, $21 / Skateboard: Globe, $120

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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.

14 Comments

  • Reply June 19, 2016

    Wyatt

    Hey great casual get up Shane! One question though, would the bonobos be casual as well ?

    • Reply June 19, 2016

      Andrew

      Yep, as long as you get the tapered “tailored” fit.

  • Reply June 20, 2016

    Zac Silk

    Already got the Gap Bengal Oxford and it’s great. Word to the wise though you may want to size down for Gap. They’re pretty generous. I normally take a medium but I can take a small as well.

  • Reply June 20, 2016

    Matt M

    Great look! Just like something I’d wear while walking around the Westside.

  • Reply June 20, 2016

    Ross

    Great casual getup! Big fan of Gap oxfords. The color of the chinos is perfect with the Bengal stripe. Am disappointed that the chinos are almost out of stock and are limited in the available sizes.

    • Reply June 20, 2016

      Andrew

      Thanks! They were in stock when I published :-/

      • Reply June 20, 2016

        Ross

        Damn your influence Andrew! Lol. I’m sure I’ll find a good substitute.

  • Reply June 20, 2016

    Vincent Adultman

    Are there any cheaper alternatives to the striped shirt? Preferably in the $20-$30-ish dollar range?

  • Reply June 21, 2016

    Serafin Nunez

    Enough with the man-tights already!

  • Reply June 21, 2016

    Leslie

    This female perspective is to ditch the skateboard…even if you call it a “cruiser” it screams, “man-baby”

  • Reply June 23, 2016

    Bobby

    Got any business casual clothing ideas for someone in their early 30s?

  • Reply September 15, 2018

    Josh Houghton

    Can shorts work with this shirt? Sadly the Gap no longer sells it 🙁 Any other links for it?

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