Live-Action Getup: Spring Essentials – Stripes

When the weather won’t let you sharpen up your look with layers, you have to add visual interest in other ways. The easiest? Timeless stripes – like this 158 year old pattern known as Breton stripe.

The Getup: Breton Stripe

Asos Breton Stripe Adidas Samba - Nike Killshot 2 alternative Gap 1969 stretch denim gray Seiko 5 Topman waterproof rubberized parka Primer Magazine The Getup

Breton Stripe Getup
Breton Stripe Nike Killshots
Nike Killshots
Breton Stripe Nike Killshots men's spring outfit ideas

Mitchell Yasui is a scientist with a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph, Ontario. His hobbies include playing squash, petting dogs, and navigating the ins and outs of adulthood.

  • jacob

    the outfit is good, but what are you doing in the last picture???

    • Andrew

      Hey Jacob! Not sure I follow?

      • Jacob

        The last picture of him jumping off the sidewalk

        • Andrew

          I can’t find anything wrong with it.

        • Dave Oeskovic

          It’s not just you. it’s weird, like he’s pushing off the edge of the sidewalk.

          • Andrew

            Haha yeah just a cool action shot, photos of people just standing around gets kind of boring to look at and to shoot.

  • Jacob Crim

    Not likely. It is already 90 degrees in North Carolina 🙁

    • Brad

      Same. Consistently in the 80’s here in StL. I think this guy’s Canadian, though, so I guess I can forgive him.

    • Andrew

      Lucky you! 🙂 A lot of us are still in the 50s and 60s. You can check out the Summer Style section until then:

    • Andrew

      I had the same thought when I first saw this post (I’m in Salt Lake City where 90+ temps are fast approaching). However, after browsing through Andrew’s link below, I revisited the “April Heat Wave” getup. It features a Uniqlo tee that’s very similar to the sweater above for only $15!

      • dg

        Cool. I’m from SLC also.. heeeey lol

  • Cale

    The shoes worn are the Nike Killshots II avaliable from J. Crew for around $70 for anyone interested.

    • Andrew

      Hi Cale, we talk about that in the article, the Killshots have been discontinued and aren’t available anymore, unfortunately. They’re really popular.

      • Cale

        Oh, sorry about that. I knew they were sold out, but I was unaware they were discontinued. That’s too bad, because they’re great shoes.

        • Andrew

          I know! I’m super bummed.

  • Juan

    What are your thoughts on the parka? I need something for rainy weather that looks good.

  • Ron DeGregorio

    Not sure what happened to my comment, but what are your thoughts on this outfit for guys who are a bit more rotund. I feel like the horizontal stripes may accentuate a belly or love-handles.


  • Zac Silk

    Are there any alternatives to the Berton sweater picturered? I may have miscounted on the ASOS one, but to my count it’s more than 21.

    I was just wondering as if I’m going to buy one is like it to be authentic. Many thanks guys.

    • Andrew

      That was just the original military design from back in the day. Most don’t have 21 anymore.

      • Zac Silk

        Thanks for clearing that up Andrew! Now I’ll go out and get one knowing that. 🙂

  • Omer Anwar Al Amin

    What Nike’s are those?

  • DG

    I can never find jeans in a 28 or 29 waist with 32 length *even though I’m 30/31) b/c of vanity sizing and I loathe low waist. SO I went over to Banana Republic and ordered some Traveler Jeans (expensive), but actually have diff. sizes that look amazing. Gap.. copy your sister BR

  • chris

    For everyone looking for the Killshot 2 , you should check out the Nike Sb Zoom Skate shoes . You can customize them like I did in the link above and they have a very similar look

    • Andrew

      Great alternative!

  • tim r

    So sad that Nike Disco’d the Killshots. Love my pair. Officially putting them into semi-retirement for this summer so I can keep them looking new.