Monday, 12 October 2015 16:10

#OOTD 53 - Warhol GEEK 1/4

The Chic Geek as andy warhol leaving the factoryThe American pop artist, Andy Warhol, embodies modern male dressing: slim shapes in simple clean lines. The model of the 1960s Beatnik, Warhol, in his early career, liked to stick to his uniform of dark denim, striped Breton tops and leather jackets.

A master of his own image, TheChicGeek couldn't help but try his hand at becoming Andy Warhol, well, for 15 minutes at least!

Tonight, Matthew...

#WarholGEEK

Credits - Leather Jacket - Acne Studios, Top - Farah, Jeans - Energie, Watch - Fossil, Sunglasses - Balenciaga, Socks - The London Sock Co, Camera - Polaroid Cube, Trainers - Converse, Lip Balm - Bulldog, Charcoal Face Wash - B.Mens, Shave Cream - B.Mens

Shot by Robin Forster on OlympusPEN

With thanks to Sonsoles Print Studio, Peckham

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Published in Outfit of the Day
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 15:21

Buyer's Guide - AW15 - Finaest.com

Finaest.com Founder, Luca Catalano

Cordone shirt the chic geek"Cordone shirts are really well known for the superior, high-quality fabrics and vestability. This shirt is a style staple yet offers a peculiar sleeve stitching that sets it apart.  Shirtmakers Cordone construct their shirts by stitching the first two parts of the body, front and back, and then re-attaching the sleeves to guarantee the best fit possible. I love mixing up different styles to mirror my personality and this versatile Cordone shirt in jeans paired with a jacket is real must have for me this season".  

Left - Cordone - Alassio Denim Cotton Shirt - £87.13

Sera pocket square handkerchief the chic geek"I always add a silk pochette to my look because it  gives a punch of colour to winter greys, browns, blues and blacks, rendering the look instantly chic. Serà fine silk pocket handkerchiefs originate from the Italian Como Silk Textiles region, known for its artisan handcrafted pieces for those true style aficionados".   

Left - Serà - Fine Silk Pocket Handkerchief - £38.34

 

 

 

 

Maglia umbrella"I can’t forget my favourite  A/W wardrobe staple, a Maglia umbrella. Handcrafted through 100 different phases, I chose this umbrella in particular because its bamboo handle  that adds a sophisticated, playful air. A man has to distinguish himself through details like this umbrella".

Left - Maglia - Lord Blue & Red Pinstripe With Bamboo Handle - £205.62

Miserocchi Brown Camel Leather Ankle Boots"Miserocchi is one of my preferred shoe brands because they are so comfortable, entirely made by hand, and created in the finest supple leathers on the market. My A/W wardrobe cannot be without a pair of Miserocchi ankle boots because not only do they keep my feet warm, but I don’t have to  renounce comfort and style. 

Interesting side-note: Each pair requires at least two and a half hours of artisan craftsmanship, using only the finest Tuscan leather. The true artisan value lies in the fact that the shoemaker ‘feels’ and ‘regulates’ each stitch of every boot to ensure the most tailored elegant fit".   

Above - Miserocchi - Brown Camel Leather Ankle Boots - £132.43

 

Cappellificio Beillese Gingham Jockey Cap"Because each item that makes up my look has to quintessentially hold both a special story and be made out of the best materials on the market. This hat from Cappelificio Biellese does not disappoint…. and not only! I am really into this blue print. I think a blue hat is a must have in everyman’s winter wardrobe". 

Left - Cappellificio Beillese - Gingham Jockey Cap - £62.03

Published in Fashion
Friday, 02 October 2015 12:16

Menswear Must Have Hat Beret

Gucci beret must have mens hatIt was Prince who once sang about a raspberry beret and while he was admiring the wearer, going in through the out door, this season he should be one sporting himself.

Left - Gucci catwalk AW15

Seen on the catwalk at Gucci, it’s the beret’s simplicity that really makes it appealing for the cold weather season. 

Gucci beret menswear the chic geek

Left - Gucci - £160

A stylish alternative to the beanie or bobble hat, here are a few suggestions, but they can be picked up, relatively cheaply, on eBay and Amazon.

From the French word béret, it is a simple flat woollen cap traditionally worn by peasants. It was adopted by revolutionaries and artists and adds that romantic feeling to any look. Just remember, you want to look studious not like a New York Guardian Angel!

Picasso in beret the chic geekLeft - Picasso

 

Lock & Co Mens beret the chic geekAbove- Lock & Co - Basque Beret - £85

Below - Che Guevara

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Published in The Fashion Archives
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:10

Buyer's Guide - AW15 - The Idle Man

Thom Scherdel, Buyer for THE IDLE MAN

The Idle Man art deco jumper the chic geek“One of my favourite pieces from our AW debut collection, the Deco Jacquard repeat ends up being quite trippy if you keep staring at it, but is still understated and classy“.

Left - The Idle Man - Deco Jacquard Knitted Jumper - £28

Schott NYC perfecto biker jacket“The quest for the ultimate Biker Jacket is often long and arduous, but as with most things you are looking for they tend to be right in front of you. Established too long ago, it was made famous by Marlon Brando in the 50’s, and then adopted and adored by the punks in the 70s and 80s. The Perfecto has stood the test of time and is the quite simply THE Biker Jacket to own“.

Left - Schott NYC - Perfecto Biker Jacket - £350

  

Herschel the idle man rucksack backpack“How to make a Classic Herschel Black Backpack better? Add a 3M patch to the back and give it 3M reflective taped seams obviously. We just wanted to make a slightly more functional backpack for all the commuters out there, reducing the size slightly, as to not p*ss people off on the tube and making it a bit more road ready for those 2 wheeled warriors on the morning Tour de London“.

Left - Herschel X The Idle Man - Heritage Mid-Volume Backpack - £55

The North Face Kazzoo Mountain Jacket“There were a few raised eyebrows when this landed on the site, its our most expensive piece to date, but what a jacket this is. With a Fill Power of 700 Goose Down it’s the most you can pack in to ensure insulation and comfort. It's mountain ready, of course, but I went for it because it’s a just an amazing colour way. White is going to be a massive colour for the coming seasons and this is the perfect foray into it. You’ve already got a black coat…”.

Left - The North Face - Kazoo Mountain Jacket - £475

 

Wood Wood Yale Sweater the chic geek“We are pleased to welcome the Wood Wood crew onto our site for AW, maintaining their street etiquette, but referencing the 70s in just the right way they have some amazing dual inspired products. This classic logo knit is made up fine Merino Wool and a touch on Nylon to give it a unique handle. It's black on the front and white on the back…”.

Left - Wood Wood - Yale Sweater - £110

Published in Buyer's Guides

Topman Design The Chic Geek menswearGet your motor running! Channelling a little bit of James Hunt by way of the Bay City Rollers, TheChicGeek gets a large dose of 70s in this look from Topman Design's AW15 collection.

The jumpsuit is a major trend for this season. Add the badges and the bright colour and it becomes glam-rock fantastical. Hold on tight!

Topman Design autumn winter 2015 menswear geek

Credits - All Topman Design AW15

Left - Topman Design Catwalk at LCM

Shot by Robin Forster on Olympus PEN

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Published in Outfit of the Day
Monday, 28 September 2015 09:51

Splash or Cash? The Grey Ombré Jumper

vince menswear chic geek jumper greyDesigners use the terms 'ombré' and 'degradé' to describe this graduated colour effect, while the high-street just cuts to the chase and opts for 'dip-dye' .

However you want to call it, it looks great in knitwear - as pictured here - and in particular in this grey.

American brand, Vince, is perfect if you're a messy eater, while M&S has the reverse effect, ideal for disguising a bit of belly.

Left - Vince - Wool/Casmere Ombré Pullover - £215 From StyleBop

Below - Marks & Spencer - Autograph - Merino Wool Rich Slim Fit Dip Dye Jumper With Cashmere - £55marks and spencer autograph grey cashmere jumper sweater chic geek

 

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

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Published in The Fashion Archives
Monday, 14 September 2015 16:10

#OOTD 51 - Chic Geek Collections - Coach 5/6

Coach menswear autumn winter 2015 geekcoach menswear 2015 sheepskinThe first menswear outing from American brand, Coach, saw some of the best and largest sheepskins of the season. New Creative Director, Brit, Stuart Vevers, reinterpreted his womenswear coats for men with huge furry pockets and contrast detailing ending with TheChicGeek in a look that would make Del Boy proud!

Credits -  All AW15 Coach

Coat Exclusive To Selfridges

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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River Island Christopher ShannonDrawing inspiration from classic 90s apparel - must be the This Is England influence already! British designer Christopher Shannon continues to reimagine menswear for his new collaboration with River Island. 

Left - One of Shannon's sketches for the new collaboration

Known for his sports/streetwear, Shannon, has labelled this collection “Call The Cops”. He commented, "The brand has always been based in British culture, I think it’s good to keep connected with that and high street collaborations help us in achieving that goal". 

The 11 piece collection launches in selected UK stores and online, with prices ranging from £30-120.

#RIXCHRISTOPHERSHANNON 

Christopher Shannon Love Sweatshirt

TheChicGeek was given an exclusive preview. Here are his favourite pieces from the new collection:

Right - Love Sweatshirt - £45

River Island Shannon JoggersLeft - Joggers - £45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Left - Bum Bag In Teddy Fur - £25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Shannon River Island T-ShirtLeft - T-Shirt - £30

Available 21st September 

Published in The Fashion Archives
Thursday, 10 September 2015 12:28

Hot List - Valentino Geometric Jacket

Valentino mens jacketOkay, okay, for you discerning fashion gents out there this does have something of the Neil Barrett's about it, albeit with more colour. (He's moved onto lightning strikes anyway!)

Valentino are knocking it out of the park at the moment. They've lucked out on their Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who are creating both commercial and beautiful items while keep all the different layers of fashion consumers happy.

If you're a ChicGeek reader then you're obviously part of the most sophisticated layer and nothing gets more sophisticated than this. Definitely a 'fashion' piece, it still has legs to become something of a timeless classic. The design is said to draw inspiration from the work of Australian artist Esther Stewart. A detectable blue sheepskin collar allows it to venture into deeper winter territory and despite keeping you warm, nothing looks cooler.

Left & Below - Valentino - Panelled Bomber Jacket With Shearling Collar - £1715

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