Fossil bloggers watches bagsBeing naturally curious makes TheChicGeek the true geek that he is. He is curious about the new, curious to discover the best and curious enough to try anything once!

Left - What a curious bunch?! On Set - TheChicGeek shooting the new Fossil #CallingAllCurious campaign with the help of a few friends

Well, it's lucky then, that American accessory brand, Fossil, asked TheChicGeek, and a few friends, to take part in their new #CallingAllCurious AW15 campaign.

The current AW15 menswear collection falls under the theme of the ‘Curious Set’. Shot in London, we were tasked with celebrating the curious world of Fossil - its people, products and culture - in a series of images and choosing the product which most represents our personal style.

This season, Fossil has focused on product 'Icons' that have been developed with different colours and finishes. Craftmanship is essential to the collection, bringing attention to unnoticed detail designs in every cut, stitch and bolt. 

Marcus from The Chic Geek wearing Fossil watch

Right - Marcus from TheChicGeek wearing ‘Estate’ backpack & ‘Grant’ brown leather watch - £125

Representing the concept of accessible cool, Fossil’s identity is anchored in vintage authentic style mixed with a creative spirit and a sense of humour that extends into all its products – watches, jewellery and bags. 

From the pick of the new collection, TheChicGeek went for a handsome brown 'Grant' watch with stitched strap and an 'Estate' backpack with stylish and durable leather details and straps in a textured grey finish.

The Chic Geek fossil watch campaignLeft - Curious Couple - The Fossil #CallingAllCurious Campaign - womenswear blogger, Fashion Foie Gras, & Marcus from The Chic Geek 

Perfect for this curiously new season, it just leaves TheChicGeek curious about how he survived before without them!

See TheChicGeek's Top 5 Fossil Items of the Season - here

So, what makes you curious?

Get involved on social media - #CallingAllCurious @Fossil

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WIN TheChicGeek's Fossil watch here

See what makes us all curious in the full @Fossil #CallingAllCurious video below

Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:30

Hot List - Clarks Originals Trigenic Flex

Clarks Originals Trigenic FlexIf you know where to look Clarks make some great shoes. There comes a time in any fashionisto's life where you want not only great design, but also comfort.

This Trigenic Flex style, developed from the Clarks' archive , has a silhouette that meticulously follows the shape of the foot.

The pioneering fusion of footwear engineering technologies and classic moccasin construction features a three part decoupled Vibram sole unit offering superior flexibility while the upper is designed in black nubuck with a knitted heel tab. An Ortholite footbed provides cushion comfort and moisture management.

TheChicGeek says "The moccasin style is a very strong men's footwear shape for #SS16, so get in early with these knowing you can walk in style for miles in comfort. These will look great with jeans".

Left & Below - Clarks Originals - Trigenic FlexBlack Nubuck Trainers - £100

Clarks Originals Black suede trainers

Monday, 24 August 2015 13:59

Splash or Cash? The Fringed Bag

Burberry fringed carryall bagNever one to stop himself bagging a bargain, TheChicGeek ventures into the ladies department at New Look for this one.

It's not just Edinburgh that is crazy about the fringe, fringing is a big trend for the forthcoming #AW15 season, particularly in suede (another trend!).

TheChicGeek says "Fringing is a bit too feminine, unless accessorised with a Stetson, on clothes and shoes, but it works well on men's bags, particularly totes. Burberry showed this tiered fringed shopper on their catwalk while New Look has a slightly longer fringed version in rich-looking brown suede at a fraction of the price".

Burberry men's fringed suede bagLeft - Burberry - Dark Chocolate 'Carryall' - £1895

Below - New Look - £24.99New Look fringed men's bag

Monday, 24 August 2015 08:32

Gucci Cheshire Oaks - Sponsored

The Chic Geek at Gucci Cheshire OaksTo celebrate the opening of the sparkling new Gucci boutique at McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks TheChicGeek was invited to take a closer look and choose his top 5 items from the men's selection. 

Left - TheChicGeek modelling his new purchases

Gucci menswear discount sale

Located a short drive from Chester, Cheshire Oaks is the largest designer outlet centre in the UK with 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés.

Right - TheChicGeek inspecting a pair of Gucci snaffle loafers

(A big fan of Gucci's new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, TheChicGeek already has his eye of many pieces from the new AW15 collection - here)

Gucci discount scarf the chic geek

Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands and Cheshire Oaks' latest addition.

For guys, the new Gucci boutique has all the famous Italian house's signatures - the snaffle loafers, the red and green stripe plus the famous bamboo detailing, all at reduced prices.

Left - Perfect for the winter - a Gucci scarf

A bargain lover's delight, the store houses everything a stylish geek would need - shoes, bags, scarves, ties, belts and wallets.  

Gucci snaffle loafers discounted saleRight - The Chic Geek couldn't resist a pair of the classic Gucci loafers in this beautifully antiqued brown finish

From logo-ed bags to cashmere scarves to practical wallets, the new store is also the perfect place to find gifts for any man in your life, especially with Christmas coming up.

McArthurGlen Gucci Cheshire Oaks

Left -TheChicGeek's top picks of the new Gucci store

What TheChicGeek went for - a floral trainer, wallet with coin purse, leather belt with bamboo buckle, large striped tote with twisted leather handles and antiqued snaffle loafers.

The healthy discounts took away some of TheChicGeek's guilt and also meant he could get twice as much. Happy shopping!

The Chic Geek McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks Gucci

Right - At the end of the day - One happy ChicGeek!

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Friday, 14 August 2015 09:46

Baracuta London Flagship

Baracuta London FlagshipBritish outerwear brand, Baracuta, has opened a flagship store on Soho's Newburgh Street. The original purveyors of the classic Harrington jacket - as seen on everybody from Frank Sinatra to Steve McQueen, - the brand has drawn inspiration from the famous Fraser tartan lining, as seen in the carpets and walls throughout the store. 

Bespoke packaging has been designed exclusively for this flagship store. Perfect for taking your new G9 away in.

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