ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to be Geek AND Chic!

Updated on July 11, 2016

Geeky and fashionable are 2 words that never used be associated with one another. Just 10 (or perhaps even 5 or less) years ago, when people thought of geeks they probably pictured either an overweight slob with a messy beard and greasy hair, or a super-skinny teenage look-a-like with equally filthy hair but none of it on his face.
In 2016 however, more people are starting to identify with the label of Geek, and those stereotypes are becoming little more than echoes of the past.

Although, this article does take inspiration from certain fashion bloggers such as Alpha. M, or Real Men Real Style, I am not an expert and everything in it is entirely opinional. Also, it has been written by a man, for men, so ladies, this probably won't be relevant to you!

In this article I will be sharing 4 tips on how you can be stylish whilst still expressing your inner geek, these tips can be use for comic-con, or if you just want to add a bit of geek magic to your everyday life.

But, before I can share those tips with you, we must go over a few general rules...

Real Men Real Style

General Rules

Firstly, wash yourself! Just because you're a geek, does not mean you are forbidden from showering. Also, deodorant.

Secondly, if there is one thing I have learnt from the YouTube channel 'Real Men Real Style' it's that fit matters. I would recommend checking it out, to find out more about that!

Thirdly. Brush your damn teeth! No matter how attractive the rest of you is, you cannot be higher than a 2 if your pearly whites are too yellow.

Finally, have nice hair. Cut it into a sophisticated style, and make sure to keep it clean. Oh, and don't over-do it with the hair products!

Tip #1 Tartan Button Ups.

(Disclaimer: I know the photo I use here doesn't use a geeky t-shirt, but I couldn't find one that did!)

Lumber jackets, plaid shirts, whatever you call them, they can turn any skinny guy wearing jeans and a t-shirt from dull to exciting. You can be wearing a charity shop t-shirt but throw on a lumber jacket and you automatically look 10 times better!

The great thing about this look is that it's casual enough to wear dog walking yet stylish enough to wear to a party, or even a date!

Tip #2 Cufflinks

The thing I like about cufflinks is that they can bring a spark of individuality to an otherwise ordinary suit. When you're a wedding, job interview, or formal date, you don't have to go completely overboard to stand out.

Just a pair of geeky cufflinks (by the way, you can get them for like £2 from Amazon) can allow you to express your love for your fandom whilst still dressing appropriately.

This tip, can also be quite good if you're going to comic-con and you feel like dressing up a little!

Tip #3 Ties and Bow Ties

Bow ties are cool. And so are regular ties. Especially when they have a geeky design on them!

Unlike cufflinks, wearing a geeky tie/bow tie will make your suit appear less formal, which is why I probably wouldn't recommend this for a job interview. But it's still a great idea for weddings, dates, bar mitzvahs, or even if you're just feeling a little fancy at comic-con.

Tip #4 Jumpers

(Disclaimer: I know the photo I use here doesn't use a geeky jumper, but I couldn't find one that did!)

This look will make you look a little, lets just say.... Fatherly. But nonetheless it's warm, cosy, semi-smart, and makes it look like you care about your appearance.

Just like the 'Plaid Shirt', it's incredibly versatile; it works if you're dog walking on a cold day, or if you're at a party or restaurant!

3 Cool Sites to get this stuff from.

Although there are probably thousands of shops and sites you can go to, to get anything from this list, but here are 3 that I personally very much like.

1. WeLoveFine -
Although I've never actually ordered anything from them because 1. They're really expensive and 2.They're in America and their shipping costs would be really really expensive, I still really like some of their designs, especially the 'Classic Spider-Man Cardigan'.

2. RedBubble -
This site is excellent because they have thousands of designs from hundreds of artists, and all sorts of upper body clothing styles to have them on! V-necks, crew necks, hoodies, jumpers, graphic t-shirts, and more.

3. Amazon -
They have a lot and some of its really cheap.

Thank You for reading, and feel free to give any feedback.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      LJ Scott 

      2 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Excellent article... and the key here is be yourself... and when you are comfortable being yourself... it shows, and whatever you wear will look goooooood!!!!!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)