How to be Geek AND Chic!
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
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 - www.welovefine.com/
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 - redbubble.com
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 - www.amazon.co.uk
They have a lot and some of its really cheap.
Thank You for reading, and feel free to give any feedback.