Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:57

#OOTD 87 Olympic Geek 4/5

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TheChicGeek's fourth Olympic ring sees him take to the machines. Going hard before he goes home, TheChicGeek is showing off those geeky guns in a sleeveless running top and running shorts with gradient details. Add a bright sports shoe and a covering of sweat and you'll be fitter before you can say Tokyo 2020!

Credits - Trainers - Nike from JD Sports, Watch - AVI-8, Socks - adidas from ASOS, Sleeveless Top - Admiral Performance from Sainsbury’s, Shorts - Iffley Road, Tracksuit Top - adidas from JD Sports, Backpack - Herschel, Even Better Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer - Clinique, All-In-One Progressive SPF - That’s So

Shot by Robin Forster on Olympus PEN

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the chic geek ottd menswear birminghamTheChicGeek headed north to experience the renaissance of our great industrial centres. The first stop was the heart of the UK, Birmingham.

Arriving at the new and shiny - quite literally - Birmingham New Street station, TheChicGeek headed to the comfort of the new AC Hotel at the Mailbox development adjacent to the canal.

With more canals than Venice, Birmingham’s Mailbox is a mix of industrial heritage and modern architecture with a recently refurbished Harvey Nichols, shops and restaurants. 

TheChicGeek went sporty in his OOTD with a fitted biker jacket in soft suede and new, relaxed dark denim jeans with an athleisure drawstring. Finished off with bright white plimsolls, Birmingham was the perfect eclectic backdrop for TheChicGeek.

Credits - Brown Suede Biker Jacket - ASOS - Flamingo Shirt - River Island, Drawstring Jeans - Replay, Trainers - Muji, Spectacles - Salvatore Ferragamo, Watch - Mondaine

With thanks to AC Hotels Birmingham Mailbox #ACHotels

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This week's video includes reviews of grooming products with sun protection, dinner with Dominic West, bumping into Carolyn Massey at her new role at Next and the must-have glittery beard.

Published in The Fashion Archives
Monday, 28 March 2016 11:08

#OOTD 72 Peacock Geek 4/4

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Teach me tiger! One of the season's most fun menswear items, the souvenir jacket is a kitsch take on the classic bomber. Great for holidays or just something to have a bit of fun with. Forget Gucci, Saint Laurent or Valentino, this is only £55 at ASOS. It's also well padded for warmth.

Wear it, here, layered up with lots of pattern or print in fashion's new take on maximalism or use it as a standout item with a simple plain T-shirt and trousers, letting the jacket do the talking.

How do you wear yours? Get involved #PeacockGeek

Credits - Souvenir Jacket - ASOS, Tailored Jacket - DKNY at Moss Bross, Trousers - French Connection at Moss Bros, Cap - Scotch & Soda, Backpack - Scotch & Soda, Necklace - Rokit Vintage, Kaftan - River Island, Watch - Tateossian, Shirt - Joe Browns, Green Necklace - Rokit Vintage, Sunglasses - Sunday Somewhere, Socks - Item M6, Jungle Shoes - Base London, Leaf Pin - Tateossian, Pep Start Eye Cream - Clinique, Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Aveda

Make your own Gucci-style SS16 corsage here

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 11:06

#OOTD 70 Peacock Geek 2/4

ootd menswear style geek chic gucci eccentricJoining the Peacock Revolution, the explosion in colourful menswear during the late 1960s, TheChicGeek brings the look up-to-date with a mixture of things you may already have in your wardrobe and a few accessories.

TheChicGeek says, "Don't be afraid of colour. Put strong colour with more strong colour. It's all about balance. Add a few accessories and you're ready for Woodstock 2016!"

Shot by Robin Forster on Olympus PEN

Get involved #PeacockGeek

Credits - Jacket - Moss Bros, Necklace - River Island, Shirt - Moss Bros, Collarless Shirt - Scotch & Soda, Parka - Scotch & Soda, Watch - Storm London, Socks - Item m6, Sliders - adidas at ASOS, Spectacles - Salvatore Ferragamo, Bracelet - Tateossian, Pyjama Trousers - Derek Rose, Blue Fragrance - Cedro di Taormina Acqua Di Parma, Dark Fragrance - Stone Replay, Daily Defence - Zelens, Beard Wash - The Great British Grooming Co.

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Want to join the Peacock Revolution, but on a budget? TheChicGeek shows you how here

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Monday, 07 March 2016 13:11

#OOTD 69 Peacock Geek 1/4

Peacock geek gucci david bowie ootd ss16One part David Bowie, one part Alessandro Michele's Gucci, Peacock Geek is the new expression in menswear. Exotic, flamboyant, colourful: it's a whole geek world of adjectives.

It references the past while looking boldly to the future. Be brave, more is definitely more. 

It's time to experiment. Get involved #PeacockGeek

Credits - Jacket - Moss Bros, Earring (Used as brooch) - River Island, Shirt - Moss Bros, T-Shirt - ASOS, Bomber Jacket - Scotch & Soda, Watch - Maurice Lacroix, Socks - Item m6, Sandals - Jones Bootmaker, Sunglasses - Sunday Somewhere, Cummerbund - Liberty of London fabric, Beard Balm - The Great British Grooming Co., MAX LS Power V Lifting Lotion - Lab Series

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Monday, 26 October 2015 16:26

Style Icon - Chewbacca

Chewbacca style icon the chic geekHalloween is nearly upon us and we’re all trying to think about which character we want to dress up as for the evening. Well, here’s a suggestion that will continue to run well after the end of October - Chewbacca. Yeah, Chewie, baby, that gentle fur mountain is back in yet another installment of Star Wars and one of our ChicGeek Style Icons of the season.

Left - Chewie

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As hairy as hairy gets, Chewbacca is having something of an inspirational moment in the world of menswear right now. 

Left - ASOS - £100

A full fur coat on a man can be a) a little daunting and b) way too much if not in a fun-fur kind of way, so think Chewbacca-chic when rocking a new season fur coat. It needs to look like the kind of fur that needs its roots doing - slightly trashy.

So forget the thermal long-johns or that triple layering, just think Chewbacca come wintertime. May the fur be with you!

 

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Below - Bally 

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014 15:48

#OOTD 24 Snow Joke!

snow joke geek asos jacket menswearIf you ever wondered how snow was formed look no further than the first two images, here. TheChicGeek is working his style magic in a festive bomber/cardigan hybrid, something a little bit more trendier for Christmas day. He's teamed them with his trusty Christmas red Palladium boots and dark skinny jeans.

Not one to outshine anybody, much! TheChicGeek is doing his best to match the twinkling Christmas star in a special Lyle & Scott snowflake designer jumper and santa's hat.

Left - Credits – Boots – Palladium, Jeans – Nudie Jeans, Festive Bomber Cardigan - ASOS

Bottom - Left - Credits – Boots – Palladium, Jeans – Nudie Jeans, Sweater - Lyle & Scott

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

Thanks to Rocket Gallery

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Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:42

#OOTD 23 Merry Chic Geek!

the chic geek christmas palladium bootsChristmas is a time for giving, so, this week, we give you two outfits of the day.

There's so much to do, this time of year, at Chez Chic Geek: hanging up the decorations, wrapping presents and generally looking fabulous, that he just doesn't know where to start!

In for a penny, in for a pound and getting his money's worth out of his collection of Christmas jumpers, he's teamed them with skinny jeans and Christmas red Palladium boots.

Left - Credits – Boots – Palladium, Jeans – Nudie Jeans, Sweater - Primark, Gloves - ASOS

Bottom - Left - Credits – Boots – Palladium, Jeans – Nudie Jeans, Sweater - boohoo, Watch - ASOS

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 12:45

Student to Office?

what to wear to the office oxford shirtHi Geek,
I am having daily style dilemmas and wondered if such a savvy gent as yourself might be able to offer some insight.

I have just started my first real-life office job, and the question on my mind every morning as I rush from shower to breakfast table is "what the hell should I wear?" and as I rush out the door clad in my best attempt at cool and understated, doubt creeps in. By lunchtime, i.e. now, I'm more often than not thoroughly unhappy with my chosen duds.

Left - Uniqlo - Oxford Shirt - £19.90

I'd like to point out that the office I find myself in is a very stylish, image-conscious place, so I feel as though a standard shirt, tie and black school trousers combo won't cut it. And I'm just about the only man in the whole place, so there's a dearth of male rolemodels to emulate. And to top it all, the pay is a pittance so I find myself unable to give myself a complete wardrobe makeover.

My question to you is this - what, for you, epitomises good stylish office menswear? And how would you go about tweaking a wardrobe to help ease the transition from student bum to office monkey?

Yours, in sartorial crisis,
Rob

office wear asos knitwearHi Rob,

Firstly, I think you're over thinking this. Keep it simple. I would suggest getting a few Oxford shirts and some knitwear for when the weather gets cold or that air conditioning kicks in. 

For the shirts, go for white and light blue, these go with everything. Uniqlo always has a good selection in lots of sizes. For knitwear, go for a fine merino wool, you don't want anything too thick for indoors. I've tried ASOS' and it washes well and fits nicely at a great price. As for colours, male neutrals such as grey, black or navy.

For bottoms, stick to smart casual trousers such as chinos, these will look great with the above and for shoes something sporty but smart. I'm all over these suede Clarks trigenic trainers, this season - here

Hope this helps,

The Geek

Right - ASOS Crew Jumper in Merino Wool - £28

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