Live Action Getup: The Perfect Summer Morning

Start a Saturday strong: Early and comfortable.

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The Denim Jacket

man wearing light blue denim trucker jacket with gray t-shirt and green drawstring shorts in summer

Shown: Gap (OoS) | Similar: Levi's

Officially known as a Trucker Jacket by Levi's, this denim design is the Type III style that's gone virtually unchanged since 1967. It's one of our favorite jackets for summer: It's lightweight, can be tossed around with disregard, and has a lot of character without standing out.

Read more: The Fascinating Evolution of the Trucker Jacket



Add nuance to your summer outfit by doubling up on your t-shirts. It adds little in the way of bulk but adds noticeable visual texture; especially when doing a loose tuck.

men's casual summer outfit idea with denim jacket, t-shirt, drawstring shorts, and slip on sneakers

Drawstring Shorts

drawstring shorts outfit

Banana Republic (similar)

The fabric of chinos in the style of swim trunks: The joggers of shorts. Drawstring options are usually a little looser and inherently more casual. They're super comfortable and when paired with balancing items the result is a put-together but easy-going casual style.

Field Watch

Timex MK1 on wrist size- Best Watches Under $200

Timex MK 1

Of the common watch strap materials – metal, leather, plastic, rubber and fabric – a canvas watch strap in summer is the obvious choice. But what's even more obvious is the style-to-cost ratio of this vintage-inspired Timex field watch. Based on a proposed but unused military design that was later donned by my childhood idol MacGyver, it's easy to see why this $65 timepiece made our list of the best watches under $200.

Slip-On Sneaker

slip on canvas sneakers in summer


If they were leather they'd be called loafers. Step away from the same-old summer options and introduce a new comfortable favorite that feels purposeful instead of standard.

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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.