Live Action Getup: Remixing 4 Other Outfits to Create a New One

Live Action Getup: Remixing 4 Other Outfits to Create a New One
Pulling together what you've already got.

Seeing someone on the internet wearing a complete outfit, buying the items, and wearing it yourself is a process. Trying to take the components of that outfit and incorporating it into your wardrobe to create lots of other outfits is a whole other thing.

That's why I'm remixing 4 previous Getups. You'll notice the other outfits were all a little more dressed up than today's outfit, emphasizing the power of buying smart casual pieces to simplify building styles that fit whatever dress level the day calls for.

flatlay of men's outfit with pea coat, chambray shirt, flint and tinder 365 pant, timex x todd snyder watch, jcrew kenton boots
man wearing casual outfit idea rugged pea coat, chambray shirt, pocket tee, twill pants, moc toe boots

The Pea Coat

Pea coat: Amazon Essentials (Read our Best Pea Coats guide for more)

The remixed look will be especially welcome for a lot of Primer readers: This Amazon Essentials pea coat was one of the most popular links on Primer in January.

If you're new to wool and wool-blend coats they're basically like a super thick sweatshirt with an inside lining. Easy to move around in and no swish-swishing that you get with ski jackets.

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black pea coat with gray sweatshirt and white button shirt

The Chambray Shirt

Chambray shirt (similar): J.Crew

Chambray has some of the textural benefits of denim due to how it's weaved, giving an outfit some more interest than just a solid-toned OCBD. But it's definitely not denim: it is a finer cloth with a simpler weave, making it easy to wear more dressed up with a sportcoat or tie.

Chambray shirts can come with double button chest pockets, no pockets, or a single left patch pocket like most sport shirts. For maximum smart casual versatility, opt for the latter two. The traditional double chest pocket is a great look but is confined to casual.

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man wearing casual outfit with chambray shirt, denim jacket gray jeans, knit tie, and red wing boots

The Stretch Twill Pants

Flint & Tinder 365 Pant: Huckberry

Five pocket twill pants are kind of the perfect everyday pants. They are a smoother, lightweight material versus denim, but they're still cut like your favorite jeans instead of the dressier style of khakis. Better still, find a pair with stretch and you'll find yourself choosing them day after day.

I'm a big fan of the Flint & Tinder 365 Pant. I've had mine for a few years and they've held up great. They're available in different fits to accommodate multiple body types.

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The Gray Striped Pocket T-shirt

Striped pocket t-shirt: Goodthreads

Throw in a subtle pattern on a layer that doesn't command it and you get a little sprinkling of flavor. For this outfit it could be a solid tee; you could go no tee at all. I'm wearing it as an extra warmth layer and breaking up the minimalist solids of the rest of the outfit.

chambray shirt and striped pocket t-shirt

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The Tan Moc Toe Boot

Moc toe boots (similar): Grant Stone

The boots I'm wearing are the Kenton Pacer boot from J.Crew, a heavy and budget alternative to the Alden Indy moc toe boot. I picked these up awhile back when we featured them in a deals post because they were crazy on sale (under $120, I think) so they're not available unfortunately. Getting first dibs on the best style discounts we find is a great reason to subscribe to the free Primer email.

If you don't need the dressy moc toe style specifically, there are lots of other tan boot styles that would work well here.

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man wearing business casual outfit with rugged style and moc toe boots

Todd Snyder x Timex Liquor Store Watch

Todd Snyder

I received this watch as a birthday present and absolutely love it. Slim and easy to wear; simple but with lots of great details. This collaboration between Timex and Todd Snyder features a 21 jewel automatic movement.

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Timex x Todd Snyder LIquor Store watch

What did you think of this outfit? Want to see more Getup remixes? Chat with me in the comments!

Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.