The Amazon Outfit: Fall Smart Casual

The Amazon Outfit: Fall Smart Casual
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Daniel Wellington WatchKenneth Cole Mankind CologneTommy Hilfiger beltThursday Boot Co. President BootHerringbone blazerCalvin Klein sweaterchambray tieLevis 511 slim denimpocket squaretommy hilfiger tattersall shirtPrimer on Instagram

men fall smart casual outfit inspiration - The Amazon Outfit by Primer

This is a super versatile fall outfit, perfect for the smart casual office, a dressed up date, or some sort of opening or event. The best part? All of the items are available on Amazon with Prime shipping, meaning the whole outfit will arrive in 2 days AND you get free returns if something doesn't fit the way you want it to. I've been doing The Getups for years now and I've gotten pretty good at finding good men's clothing on Amazon – a task that is surprisingly harder than it should be. That's why I started this series…it's like The Getup but better. 🙂

This look specifically was inspired by a photo we included in our Huge Fall Style Inspiration Album by Instagram user The Pacman82. It was one of my favorites in the album and has ended up being one of the most saved on Pinterest by all you guys. His outfit is a little more casual because of the medium wash denim, lighter belt and boots, and heavy, textured tie. His is also comprised of more higher priced “upgrade” brands like Bonobos, Grayers, Alden, Uniform Wares, and Ralph Lauren. This is my take that will have you looking shaaaaaarp and still let you pay rent on time.

Two things to note: The shirt is Regular Fit, so if you're a slimmer guy make sure you size down or find a similar option in a slim fit. This pattern is known as tattersall and it's easy to dress up or down. Also, the jacket has elbow patches, just an FYI in case that's not your thing. I'm normally a 38, and I ordered both the 38 Regular and the 38 Short. This is the Short and it fits perfectly out of the box, I didn't have any alterations done to it. It falls mid seat, which is just right for a blazer that you want to wear with jeans.

Thursday Boot Company President in Brown

These are my boots by Thursday Boot Company. They're an awesome, more affordable alternative ($199) to more expensive options like the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot ($350). I've featured my suede boots from them before and have been happy with how they've held up.

herringbone blazer with polka dot pocket square

A good pro-tip is to rarely match your pocket square with your tie. When you're starting out it seems like that would be a good thing to do like not wearing a brown belt with black shoes, but it ends up being jarring in its own way. Here, the sweater provides the color, the chambray tie is subdued and has texture, and the polka dot pocket square adds contrasting texture to the herringbone blazer and tattersall shirt. If you analyze the photo below, there's actually A LOT going on, but it works because the different colors, patterns, and textures complement each other.

Andrew Snavely - Primer

What do you guys think?! Chat with me in the comments! And please share this if you think it will help some guys.

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 October 27, 2016

    Alex Mason

    Are the levis’s the dark hollow color/make? I’ve been looking for a good pair of dark 511s since I no longer fit into the rigid dragons (previous favorite).

    • Reply October 27, 2016

      Zac Silk

      I’ve found Levi’a to be really inconsistent with their colours. For example in the U.K the darkest indigo we have is called rock cord. So I normally just try find the darkest denim they have, and go from there.

      • Reply October 28, 2016

        Joey Lenz

        Levi’s is inconsistent on everything, sizing, color, etc. If you can tolerate this, I would recommend getting several versions of the exact same thing and then sending back all but the least screwed up ones. This applies to Levi.com too, not the cheaper outlet jeans etc. ZERO quality control.

        • Reply October 28, 2016

          Toro

          I’ve had the same experience with $200 pairs of jeans – in fact, those companies try to tout not having two pairs that are exactly alike as some sort of “craftsman” badge of honor.

          In the end, Levi’s variety of choices and mass availability still make it the best, IMHO. It is in the nature of denim to be less consistent than other fabrics. I abide by the “rule of 3” – I always grab 3 of the same pair to try on, and 1 will usually be just right.

        • Reply October 29, 2016

          Zac Silk

          That’s a good point, I’ll give them a go. I have a Levi’s store by me so I’ll see what they have when I’m Next around there.

    • Reply October 28, 2016

      Andrew

      Yep! The dark hollow color.

  • Reply October 27, 2016

    Emmet

    great look.

  • Reply October 27, 2016

    Zac Silk

    I’ve never tried an entire look from Amazing before. I usually just go there for the odd henley. But I’ll give something like this a go, especially now I know the fit of 511’s.

    I really like how the tie and pocket square compliment each other really well.

  • Reply October 27, 2016

    Zac Silk

    What I really like about the getups, is as I aaauire more clothes I can tick certain things off my list. For example I’ve got plenty of v neck jumpers and dark denim. All I really need to replicate this look is the blazer and some dress boots.

    It’s a really good gauge of how my style is progresssing without taking up my entire wardrobe.

    • Reply October 28, 2016

      Andrew

      That’s awesome! I’m happy to hear they’re helpful. 🙂

    • Reply October 28, 2016

      Toro

      yes, I think it is very important to be be able to coordinate in a way that will allow you to reuse items over and over in different combinations

      …or you’ll end up with a wardrobe like the girlfriend’s: packed full of stuff that you’ve worn once and forgotten about

      • Reply October 29, 2016

        Zac Silk

        That’s really true. At the moment I have a lot of stuff that’s out of season.

        But with it being fall now I’m starting to find out what I’m liking in my closet and wearing more of.

        That’s true a simple and organised closet is the best.

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    Ben

    Well done, Andrew. Well done. This is my favorite outfit that you’ve done so far.

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    James Baxter

    Looks great! I noticed that the original getup has a really fitted sweater, but I’ve never been able to find one like that. Do you know where fitted sweaters are sold? Also, my wife sees me getting great ideas from your Primer getups all the time and she wants to know if there’s an equivalent for women. Do you know if a Primer/Getup like online mag exists? Thanks for curating this Amazon outfit!

    • Reply October 29, 2016

      Andrew

      Hey James! I’d say this one is pretty fitted, have you tried sizing down? I do that a lot with sweaters. Unfortunately I don’t know of any women style sites but I know there are a lot of bloggers and instagrammers so there must be something out there.

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    Drew Curtis

    Love the Amazon Prime twist, certainly makes it easier. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    Toro

    very sharp.

    How heavy is the blazer fabric and lining?

    I live in AZ, so this could be way to warm ,even on the coldest winter day, so I’d probably omit the sweater, and go with a light-build blazer

    • Reply October 28, 2016

      John Egan

      Yes – how heavy is this jacket? I’m the opposite, I live in Chicago so this could be perfect or way too lightweight. I noticed on Amazon it is 100% cotton.

      • Reply October 29, 2016

        Andrew

        I’d say this jacket is a medium weight compared to others I have. Should do well to keep you warm with the right layers.

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    Michael Lemus

    Great look! For those looking for an alternative of the Levi’s, DSTLD jeans have great prices and amazing fits.

  • Reply October 28, 2016

    Peter Rivera-Pierola

    Love the idea for this series! I’ve been searching for a well-fitting fall blazer so I ordered these and added to my tryout list. Wish-listing those jeans and boots too! Been eyeing Thursday boots for a while and you pushed me over the edge with this outfit! Definitely my style.

  • Reply October 30, 2016

    solo9999

    I buy absolutely everything from Amazon so this is fantastic, thanks 🙂

  • Reply November 6, 2016

    Jason Semovoski

    Andrew, thank you for the recommendation, I picked up the jacket. I typically fall into the “sizing” category as Brock over at TMM and the jacket was almost a perfect fit for me. Much appreciated.

    • Reply November 6, 2016

      Andrew

      Awesome!!! So glad to hear that.

  • Reply November 10, 2016

    Peter Rivera-Pierola

    Got this blazer and was surprisingly impressed by the cotton herringbone fabric; nice weight and soft to the touch. My only issue is with the arms; did the sleeves seem baggy to you?

    Compared to my other blazers, I feel these have too much extra fabric around the biceps. Which is a shame, because the rest is right on for me. Is tailoring the arms a major endeavor? Just want to know if it’s
    possible snd worth pursuing. .

    • Reply November 15, 2016

      Andrew

      Interesting! Mine were slim, maybe that had to do with getting the Short size. Slimming arms is not a major job usually.

  • Reply November 15, 2016

    Lucas Oliveira

    Beautiful colors Andrew. You really out done yourself. I can really see myself wearing this.

    • Reply November 15, 2016

      Andrew

      Awesome, thank you so much! 🙂

  • Reply November 21, 2016

    Jeniffer Page

    love the cloths but when I noticed total price then skip it

  • Reply November 21, 2016

    Humayun

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  • Reply November 21, 2016

    Jeniffer Page

    love the cloths but when I noticed total price then skip it.
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  • Reply November 26, 2016

    iAmEdg3

    I’m not a small guy, how would I keep this from looking bulky?

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