How to wear pink and green menswear

TheChicGeek is all about pink and green ATM. He's named it 'prawn cocktail & avocado', (you can see more here fresh from the catwalks of Milan) and it has a fun freshness that will see you right into the new year.

There is a lot of baby pink in menswear at the moment, thanks to Kanye and his Yeezy. Don't wear it in his Mad Max style, but team with primary colours, like here, such as blue and green.

Finish the look with quality accessories and plenty of peace & love!

Credits - Full look Paul Smith AW16

Shot by Robin Forster on Olympus PEN

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Published in Outfit of the Day
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:03

Happy 7th Birthday Chic Geek

happy birthday geekOh, what a night! TheChicGeek celebrated his 7th birthday in style with ginger themed festivities. Blogging years are a bit like dog years, but he doesn't look a day older than when he started! Seven full-on years have made him into the true chic geek he is today.
Held at the Farah store on Covent Garden's Earlham Street, the great and good of London's fashion crowd came out to wish him 'Happy Birthday'. Here's his scrapbook from the night. (He doesn't remember that much!)

Left - TheChicGeek is ready to get this party started!

Jägermeister ginger beer chic geek

Left - Jagermeister & ginger beer kept everybody's thirst quenched

the chic geek DJs birthday party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left - One night only! DJs B&Q

the chic geek blowing out birthday candles

Left - Happy Birthday ChicGeek!! Seven candles for seven blog years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 the chic geek birthday cakeLeft - TheChicGeek's bespoke ginger cake

Right - TheChicGeek doesn't usually eat in public, but he couldn't resist a slice of his ginger birthday cake. Delicious!the chic geek eating his ginger birthday cake

Published in Fashion

malin goetz islington upper streetIf you haven’t heard of American grooming brand, Malin+Goetz, before, where have you been? I remember first seeing their products when I started TheChicGeek. That was over 7 years ago and, now, they are opening two stores in London simultaneously: one on Upper Street in Islington and the other on Covent Garden’s Monmouth Street.

Left - Malin+Goetz's new Islington store. Open now

The brand was founded by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz 12 years ago in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Over the years, their award winning formulations and iconic packaging have expanded along with their growing portfolio of stores in New York and Los Angeles. 

bergamot body wash malin goetzMalin+Goetz products have become synonymous with healthy skin. Every product has been formulated with trusted natural ingredients along with performance focused tech- nologies to deliver exceptional results in the most gentle way – even for the most sensitive skin.

Right - Wake up with zest! Malin+Goetz Bergamot Body Wash - £17

Now, Malin+Goetz open their first London flagships (as well as their first UK e-commerce site www.malinandgoetz.co.uk). Each London shop has its own distinct architectural design. The local firm, Jonathan Tuckey Design has produced two concepts. Islington is in a late Victorian building and features a dynamic shelving grid fabricated from cedar plywood that undulates from horizontal shelving to covering ceiling. A new shop front incorporates a period curved glass entryway, and a stunning green fascia and shop front and also includes an antique apothecary counter from the late 19th Century.

candle tobacco malin goetz londonThe Monmouth Street’s shop front is imagined as a large scale retail television. Almost becoming a kinetic diorama from the street, you enter the shop from a velvet lined tunnel to discover an elegant dashed shelving system of compressed dark paper supported by dowels on a birch plywood wall. The ceiling is fabricated from seamless reflective material that continues to enhance the concept of retail theatre.

Malin+Goetz Stores - 146 Upper Street, Islington, 6 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden 

Left - Malin+Goetz also do candles. Malin+Goetz Tobacco Candle - £37

malin goetz competition instagramWIN - Competition!

Look out for the Malin+Goetz stencils appearing on a street near you. If you spot one, take a picture and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #MGUK and tagging @malinandgoetz and you may be chosen to go in store and collect an exclusive Malin+Goetz prize. Good luck!

Competition T&Cs

Right - Don't look up! Look for the Malin+Goetz stencils on the street 

Published in Grooming

TheChicGeek weekly magazine vlog includes celebrating his 7th birthday party with a ginger themed party at the Farah store in Covent Garden plus the new summer rooftop opened at John Lewis, Louis Vuitton has an exhibition running until the middle of June of commissions and objects from their archives, The Perfume Society launched their 'Discovery Box' in time for Father's Day plus a review of Natura Siberica, a grooming range made from ingredients from Siberia. If Vladimir Putin used a grooming range it would be this...

Published in Fashion

farah logo earlham street londonTheChicGeek turns 7, this month, and to celebrate I have joined forces with one of my favourite menswear brands, Farah, for a party at their flagship store. in Earlham Street, Covent Garden. 

In the run up to the party, TheChicGeek and Farah will be running a daily competition, for 7 days, to win £200 worth of Farah clothing.

farah menswear covent gardenHow do I WIN?!!!

All you have to do is visit the store on any of the 7 days (18-24 May), find TheChicGeek’s birthday gift box and have your picture taken with it, posting to Twitter or Instagram, tagging @thechicgeekcouk @farahmenswear  and #thechicgeekxfarah for your chance to win.

Interior Farah store earlham street covent gardenAs well as some great pieces of clothing from Farah, you’ll also win 2 tickets to attend TheChicGeek’s birthday party on the 25 May. Good luck!

* The party is invitation only.

For competition T&Cs visit http://www.farah.co.uk/terms-and-conditions.html


 

Published in Competitions