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18th century men's underwearUndressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria & Albert Museum displays more than 200 examples of men’s and women’s underwear from about 1750 to the present day. 

Left - An example of 18th century men's underclothes. I'm guessing this just feel off, eventually!

In particular, it investigates how underwear design combines the practical and personal with the sensory and fashionable, in the process both protecting and enhancing the body. 

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Right - Not so much underwear, but Michelangelo's David's Victorian modesty leaf

TheChicGeek says, “Situated in the centre of the V&A’s fashion room, this exhibition starts with a room explaining the different constructs and changes in time of men’s and women’s undergarments up to the present day. Ultimately, underwear is there for support and keeping your clothes clean. Sexuality and feeling attractive does play a part, but this room is a clinical look at the architecture of underwear. Men’s examples included 18th century underclothes, underwear in those days meant anything worn next to the skin, Jockey Y-Fronts from the 1950s and Aussiebum's bulge enhancing pants.

jockey y-front undressed victoria albert museumLeft - 1950s Jockey Y-Fronts & David Beckham for H&M

"Upstairs there was a loose idea of connecting fashion to underwear. What resulted was a disjointed collection of random items including loungewear and corseted outerwear. While nice, it didn’t really pick out the key points or moments in fashion that involved underwear or underwear gravitating into outerwear. Where was the famous Jean Paul Gaultier conical bodice of the late 80s or the 90s Dolce & Gabbana dresses with the bra straps? The exhibition needs a little more sex, there was no Bruce Weber for Calvin Klein images from the 1980s which pioneered the objection of men or the hyper-sexual male images that we’ve seen over the last two decades from the likes of Tom Ford or DSquared. While the underwear is here, the body that goes into them seems to have been forgotten and the two definitely go together."

Until 12th March 2017

Published in The Fashion Archives
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 16:31

Tried & Tested - Parfums de Marly - Carlisle

A new ‘old’ fragrance house, Parfums de Marly, is named after the Marly Castle, which was the party place of the French kings - like Versailles wasn’t party-central enough! 

Located in the suburbs of Paris, it was the famous leisure residence of the Sun King Louis XIV and became the centre for his horses and hunting. King Louis XV, succeeded his great-grandfather Louis XIV at the age of five. He was offered 8 Arabian horses - Godolphin & Darly - by the King of Tunisia. He bred these with his European horses to create superior racehorses; which he used to compete in exclusive Royal events. The King himself owned over 600 horses.

Parfums de Marly’s fragrances are all named after famous horses to reflect the places equestrian heritage.

The new fragrance, Carlisle, has been christened after the majestic English horse of the same name from the year 1695. Hailing from the fruity spicy family of fragrances, the fragrance boasts top notes of bergamot, mandarin, apple and French lavender. It then moves on to middle notes of violet, jasmine and geranium Egypt. Base notes include Paraguay gaiac wood, Indonesian patchouli, sandalwood, Guatemalan cardamom, vanilla and Madagascar pepper. 

Parfums de Marly - Carlisle - 125ml - £215.00 Exclusive to Harrods

TheChicGeek says, “There is no denying the quality here. These are unisex fragrances and it’s nice to get a bit of a French history lesson in the process too. This is fruity, it has an almost olfactory of top-layer-of-strawberry-jam that is warmed by the vanilla and spicy pepper. It's a gourmand delight that makes you want to taste. It's very consistent as you would expect at this price and lasts. I did suggest that their next one should be called ‘Desert Orchid’, but then again it does sound a bit Tom Ford!”

Published in The Grooming Archives
Monday, 14 December 2015 15:40

TheChicGeek's Christmas Wish-List

christmas cashmere jumper hashtag collectiveIn this golden age of saturation, what do we really need? Christmas is now all centred about want rather than need, so I've chosen all the frivolous things I'd like to see under my ChicGeek tree. Santa, baby...

"A handsome navy crew-neck Made-in-Scotland Cashmere Jumper".

Left - Hashtag Collective - £250

fornasetti candle the chic geekA Scented Candle - "One that looks as good as it smells".

Left - Fornasetti - Malachite Scented Candle - £125

Socks - "These aren't boring, they're proper luxe and they're made by Corgi in Wales".

Below - Kingsman - Cable-Knit Cashmere Socks - £125

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house of hackney artemis cushion wish list christmasCushion - "I'd probably wish for more than one of these as it may look a little sad on its own".

Left - House of Hackney - Artemis - £148

paul smith caran d'ache pens the chic geek christmas wish listPen - "These pastel pens are an attractive refresh of a classic design".

Left - Caran d’Ache + Paul Smith - Blue Ballpoint Pen - £35

Bike - "Real men have a basket on their bike".

Below - Martone - Greenwich Grey Men’s Bike - £995martone men's bike the chic geek christmas wish list

fossil q founder watch the chic geek christmas wish listWatch - "The non-obvious smartwatch in a handsome and traditional men's watch style".

Left - Fossil - Q Founder - £259

victorinox swiss art knife the chic geek christmas wish listFail-Safe Tool - "Stick this on your keys and I guarantee you'll love having it with you. Most used? The toothpick".

Left - Victorinox - Swiss Champ Knife - £65

Pyjamas - "I couldn't get a picture of the blue and white toile de jouy ones that Derek Rose have for SS16, but let's just say they're worth the wait". 

Below - Derek Rose Toile du Jouy Pyjamas SS16

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"And of course the gift of style..."

Left - TheChicGeek's Fashion, Grooming & Style Guide For Men - £16.99

christmas tom ford italian cypress fragrance mens"Smell as good, if not better, than the Christmas tree".

Left - Tom Ford - Italian Cypress - £142

 Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Amethyst toothbrush the chic geek"If this matches your bathroom, then you need a new bathroom, but you'll definitely know which one is yours! The travel carrier/charger is a great addition".

Left - Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Amethyst - £249.99

Published in The Fashion Archives
Friday, 13 November 2015 15:11

TheChicGeek’s Top Geek-Chic Spectacles

chic geek spectacles gucci menswearGo bold, that’s TheChicGeek’s 2015 message for eyewear. Make a style statement in thickly rimmed retro style spectacles, this season. Perfect for the current vintage inspired looks, as seen on the catwalks for SS16, and the huge trend for facial hair and fuller hairstyles.

Left - Gucci Menswear SS16

smart buy glasses zack pilot spectacle framesTheChicGeek has complied a scrapbook of his 5 favourite spectacles, available right now from SmartBuyGlasses, and a few special spectacle wearing style icons to give you some inspiration.

Left - Smart Buy Spectacles - Zack

 

 

gucci menswear aviator spectacles Left - Gucci Menswear SS16

TheChicGeek says, "Think about your favourite TV stars of the 1970s in their oversized frames. The best shapes to go for are the aviator/pilot or thick square or rectangular frames".

Below - Yves Saint Laurent doing his best 1970s safari look, Gucci Menswear SS16

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Left - Yves Saint Laurent Spectacles

TheChicGeek says, "Fashion has entered a very fantastical moment full of dress up, patterns and prints. The types of spectacles help finish these eclectic looks".

elton john best geek chic spectaclesLeft - Elton John

Below - Cazal Spectacles

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Left - Gucci Menswear SS16

seventies yves saint laurentLeft - Yves Saint Laurent 

Below - Gucci Spectacles

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TheChicGeek says, "Be bold. Oversized frames ooze confidence. They are also fun. Think Elton, Yves and the new look from Gucci".

Far Left - An older Yves

Left - Gucci Menswear SS15

Below - Tom Ford Spectacles

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Left - Young Yves

TheChicGeek says, "Spectacle frames reflect your personality. Standout and look confident".

Below - More 70s Yves & Elton 

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This article is brought to you in association with SmartBuyGlasses 

Published in The Fashion Archives
Friday, 25 September 2015 12:46

Hot List - Gucci GG Blooms Duffle Bag

Gucci GG Bloom Duffle Bag flowersYou’ve probably noticed Gucci getting a lot of Chic Geek love recently. This is new, improved, just keeps on getting better Gucci: a Gucci that hasn't excited us since Tom Ford left the building over a decade ago. 

One of the most distinctive items of their new look is the famous GG monogrammed canvas printed over with painted geraniums. Seen on bombers - as in the new Cruise SS16 advertising - here and various accessories. 

A real man shouldn't be afraid to carry flowers, especially when they're on his duffle bag. Be the first to get this. 

Left & Below - Gucci - GG Blooms Duffle Bag - £1100

Gucci floral men's bag

Published in The Fashion Archives
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