The Chic Geek Louis Vuitton menswear style Louis Vuitton's men's collection for AW15 looked to the British designer and artist, Christoper Nemeth, for inspiration. 

Nemeth considered making clothes as one of his artistic practices. Amongst his trademarks are deconstructed tailored suits and drawings/illustrations depicting thread, needle and hands - the making of clothes - which are also featured on clothing accessories, furniture and more.

Louis Vuitton Nemeth catwalk menswearBorn in Birmingham, England, he moved to London in 1979 to study painting at Camberwell College of Arts. While he continued to paint after university, he also taught himself pattern cutting and sewing, making his own clothes out of discarded post bags and canvas from his paintings, which he then started to sell at Kensington Market. 

In 1986, Nemeth moved his base to Tokyo, where the Christopher Nemeth store continues to be a permanent showcase and landmark of his work. He died in 2010.

Kim Jones has used Nemeth's Celtic-like knots as the bold signature of the new Louis Vuitton men's collection.  

The Chic Geek Christopher NemethCredits -  All AW15 Louis Vuitton 

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

Nemeth Louis Vuitton suit

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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)

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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.

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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!

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

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The Chic Geek paul smith menswearTo celebrate the new AW15 season TheChicGeek has chosen his best menswear looks from the strongest catwalk collections. First up is his favourite man from Nottingham - Paul Smith:

Credits -  All AW15 Paul Smith Mainline

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Friday, 14 August 2015 15:08

WIN A British Millerain x Starter Cap

Founded in Yorkshire in the 1880, British Millerain is the premier manufacturer of waterproof waxed cotton.For AW15, sportswear brand Starter has designed a headwear capsule collection, available at ‘Size?’, in a variation of wax cotton colours and tones.

The collaboration features 5 caps and a bucket hat and focuses on a clean aesthetic with incredible attention to detail, using original silhouettes and only the highest quality fabrics and trims.

One lucky reader has the chance to win this fully adjustable snapback from the collection in handsome navy and black.

www.britishmillerain.com

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British Millerain x Starter Cap

CLOSING DATE: 25th September 2015 at 12.00pm - Winner(s) will be informed by email!

Sorry this competition is now closed!

To celebrate the new Into The Out bag collection from Eastpak, one lucky Chic Geek reader has the chance to win a handsome Wyoming rucksack.

The Wyoming is the epitome of sleek urban design with a multitude of zips and compartments. The leather straps and base add to the visual appeal of this bag, whilst the quilted padded back offers comfort as well as improving durability and strength. The Wyoming is available in a wide range of colours and designs.

www.eastpak.com

Eastpak Wyoming Rucksack

CLOSING DATE: 20th September 2015 at 12.00pm - Winner(s) will be informed by email!

Sorry this competetion is now closed!

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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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:54

Label To know - Logan MacKay

logan mackay navy coatIain MacKay is the person behind Logan MacKay Menswear. The name Logan comes from his mother’s side of the family and MacKay from his father’s. Only 24 years old, he established the brand after coming out of university where he had studied ‘Business Entrepreneurship’. 

Left - AW15 - Navy Wool Bomber with Beige Shearling Collar - £650

“Although I haven't been to a fashion college or studied any fashion related courses, I learned pattern making/cutting from a family friend who had been in the industry - now retired - for over 40 years”, he says. 

“Initially, I focused on designing coats and jackets (AW/15 and SS/16), but due to demand I, now, intend on producing a full menswear collection for AW/16,  

Logan Mackay leather jacket“My design ethos is fairly simple, I like to create garments that I would personally love to wear and hope that transcends to the customer. I also strongly believe in supporting British factories, therefore all of the collection is manufactured in a small factory in Bethnal Green”, he says. 

Right - A Preview of SS16

TheChicGeek says, "When producing small quantities of quality product, Britain and in this case, London, is ideal for controlling and fine tuning the final item. Iain obviously has an eye and with his business background it will be exciting to see where he takes his eponymous label".

www.loganmackay.co.uk

Monday, 10 August 2015 11:30

Hot List - Loewe Contrast Trim Suede Coat

loewe menswear autumn winter 2015One of the best and most directional collections of the season, Loewe’s menswear is overseen by the inventive eye of Irish designer J.W. Anderson.

This, his second menswear collection for Loewe, sees a creative rebrand of this traditional Spanish luxury goods company while respecting and using its expertise in leather goods.

This suede coat is one of the menswear highlights of the AW15 collection. Featuring bold red piped details on generous pockets it continues the exaggerated and retro details many menswear designers are pushing this season. At nearly £5,000 it is a major investment, but oh, what a beauty!

Left & Below - Loewe - Contrast Trim Suede Trench Coat - £4990

Available at Selfridges

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Friday, 07 August 2015 13:53

Rugby Style 2015

superdry england rugby shirtWhen William Webb Ellis first picked up that ball, and ran with it, little did he know that nearly 200 years later 20 international teams would be competing for a cup named in his honour.

Left - Superdry - World Legends - England £74.99

The Rugby World Cup returns home to England, this autumn, in what will be one of the sporting highlights of the year.

TheChicGeek says "Rugby style, particularly the rugby shirt, never really goes out of style. Whether in team colours or bold stripes, it was a favourite of artist David Hockney and was heavily referenced by John Ray, Creative Director at dunhill, at both his spring and autumn 15 collections."

 

 

David Hockney rugby topRight - A little of bit of retro inspiration - David Hockney sporting a striped rugby top

The Rugby World Cup runs from 18th September - 31st October 2015 and here are TheChicGeek's picks of the best rugby inspired menswear available:

Below - dunhill - AW15 catwalk collection - Yellow Soft Cotton Rugby Shirt - £230

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polo raplh lauren the chic geekLeft - Polo Ralph Lauren - Custom-Fit Striped Rugby Shirt - £230

Below - Jack Wills - Striped Rugby Shirt - £49.50

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jack wills rugby ball world cup geekLeft - Jack Wills - Rugby Ball - £16.50

rugby cufflinks thomas pinkLeft - Thomas Pink - Rugby Cufflinks - £69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rugby striped knit thomas pink geek chicLeft - Thomas Pink - Stanford Knit Rugby Jumper - £225 

Middle - The Rugby Fragrance - 100ml - £24.99

Below Right - dunhill - AW15 Catwalk Collection - Brown Cotton/Cashmere Rugby Polo - £625

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:30

Label To Know - Gloverall 1951

Gloverall 1951 duffle coatThankfully Gloverall has realised that there’s only so many duffle coats  we can buy (they do make the best by the way) and only so many times they can wait for this classic outerwear item to come back into fashion on the back of a Paddington Bear movie.

So to fill that void and expand the offering there is a new label from this proudly British manufacturer called Gloverall 1951. 

Left - Gloverall 1951 - Monty Duffle Coat - £430

Vintage inspired and delving into its rich sports-led archive, this made in England collection takes its lead from a set of black-and-white photographs chronicling the early days of the British Grand Prix. 

The images from the 1950’s capture moments both on and off the race-track featuring motor-racing cause-célèbre of the day, Tony Brooks. Photographed wearing Goverall‘s iconic Monty duffle coat, Brooks is captured alongside racing legends Sterling Moss and Mike Hawthorn while racing at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1957. 

For AW 15, the launch collection updates the iconic Monty duffle coat, featuring appliqué racing-inspired motifs and pins. 

Gloverall 1951 grey sweatshirtAdditional outerwear highlights include a selection of all-weather raincoats, sporty mid-length car coats, a tailored sports blazer, a quilted rally jacket, a wadded parka and the race-inspired Paddock jacket. Premium british fabrics run throughout: tweeds from Abraham Moon, Fox Brothers and Harris Tweed feature alongside waxed cottons by Halley Stevens and bonded cottons by British Millerain.

Right - 1951 Sweatshirt - £150 

The complete collection also includes a range of casual utility shirts with faint echoes of the 1950s alongside a beautifully executed selection of Aran and Guernsey knits, Fair Isle and striped options as well as a crew-neck knit emblazoned with the collection’s 1951 slogan. 

www.gloverall.com