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Ask The Geek

Want to know what to wear to a your sister's wedding in Sicily? Or, you have a problem getting the yellow armpit stains out of your favourite white t-shirt? If there is any style or grooming dilemma that isn't answered elsewhere on the site then send TheChicGeek a quick e-mail and we'll do our best to answer in the most relevant fashion.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:19


man hamper the brotique edinburghHi Chic Geek,

I always like to get my boyfriend a few gifts for his birthday. He loves unusual brands, that are hard to find on the high street, plus is there anywhere that can put them all together nicely to save me the time and hassle?



Left - An example of a #ManHamper. The hamper costs £40 and you just add whatever you want

Hi Betty,

Sounds like you need a one-stop shop. If you buy them from all over, it’s not only time consuming, but you’ll pay much more on postage and then you’ll left with putting them all together.

There’s a store in Edinburgh called ‘The Brotique’, they offer lots of one-off items for men, not just grooming, but everything from a painted rugby ball to a bicycle wine rack.

They offer a gifting service called #ManHampers, where you can buy a lined wicker basket, handmade in Edinburgh and add whatever to like to it. Have a browse on the website and see what you'd like to put in it. 

Hope he likes it,

The Geek

Thursday, 20 November 2014 12:45

My Wardrobe is Taking Over? Help!

bystored menswear storage optionsHey Geek,

I’ve just swapped over my summer stuff for my winter stuff and living in London, I’ve got a problem with storage. There’s stuff everywhere, under my bed is full and I haven’t got a car to take to a storage place. I’m not sure what to do with it? Can you help, please???!



Hey Tom,

Tell me about it! Clothes and shoes everywhere, especially with how tiny everybody’s flats are today. The more we buy, the more space we need. There’s a new company called bySTORED. They offer storage and make it easy by picking up from you and dropping off.

You can get two storage crates for £5 a week. They drop off the crate, wait while you pack, take it away and then you can arrange the drop off later on. With convenient 1-hour timeslots and complimentary £500 insurance, it saves a lot of time and hassle. You can find out more below.

Hope this helps,

The Geek

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:11

Stylish Hi-Vis

henrichs cycling vestHi King Geek!

Now the summer is finally here, I've decided to take up cycling and I can't find anything that looks stylish in the visibility category. Is there anything you can recommend?

Thanks, Tom

Hi Tom,

The cycling market has exploded and brands are combining style with practicality. Henrichs, a new brand by former Wallpaper* Travel Editor Sara Henrichs, is a fashion collection of high-visibility reflective. The design is water and windproof, offering extreme visibility in the dark by up to 100 metres. The men’s collection consists of capes, vests and bands, suitable all-year-round and all easily worn over a coat , suit or other clothing.

cycling stylish vest high visiblityHenrichs designs are made of leading reflective Swiss-made Schoeller material. This material is used the police and firemen, for their safety equipment.

The Geek

Vest - £70.80

Friday, 20 June 2014 09:41

World Cup Worn Out!

world cup fatigueHi ChicGeek

After a four year wait, the World Cup is finally here! As an avid footie fan, I’m keen to watch as many matches as I can. The only problem is I find myself nodding off during the late night matches and don’t even get me started on the day after. Is there anything that could help me get through the next few weeks?

Cheers, Dean

Hi Dean

The four hour time difference from Brazil can take its toll the next morning when watching the later matches. If you want to stay a champ at work the day - and for people still to like you! - try Vitabiotics Wellman Boost. It’s an instant energy boost thanks to the scientifically advanced formula which includes vitamins C, B6, B12 plus Siberian Ginseng, Guarana and L-Carnitine. Each tablet conveniently dissolves in a glass of water to make a tasty apple and pear flavoured drink on days when you want an extra boost either at work or the nights watching the matches.  

The Geek

Wellman Boost (10 Tablets) - £4.95

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