Friday, 19 February 2016 13:10

Buyer's Guide SS16 MATCHESFASHION.COM

Damien Paul, Head of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION.COM

by walid shirt matches fashion the chic geek “There's a more bohemian attitude coming through, this season, and London-based label By Walid has some of the most wearable interpretations we've seen. This silk shirt will make a great layering piece for spring”.

Left - By Walid - Silk Shirt - £558

“Gucci has been totally reinvigorated over the last couple of seasons and their accessories are particularly covetable. These heavy-duty sandals feel modern but masculine”.

Below - Gucci - Double-strap Leather Sandals - £410

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damir dome top the chic geek buyers guides“Fraying, distressing and raw edges tapped in the grungier mood we saw at the shows. Damir Doma does it best”.

Left - Damir Doma - Raw-edged Top - £315

balenciaga jacket spring 2016 menswear“This was Alexander Wang's last and best collection for Balenciaga - and the last opportunity to invest in his dynamic, athletic vision for the brand. This zipper-accented bomber was the standout”.

Left -Balenciaga - Zip-detail Bomber Jacket - £655

“Orley has fast become one of my favourite brands in New York. They're primarily known for their knitwear (which I'd seriously advise you to check out) - but these sneakers were pretty hard to ignore”.

Below - Orley - Paisley Suede Sneakers - £235

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 14:18

How to Detox

how to detox drink water Sometimes you need reminding about the basics of keeping your skin healthy. Rita Strazinska, beauty expert and founder of Bio2You, answers some of the most frequently asked questions on how to detox skin and bring back the healthy glow before the Christmas season.

Q: What is a cheap and easy way to detox the skin?

A: Drink more water – It sounds simple and is simple, however, not many people drink the recommended six to eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water helps flush out toxins, cleanse the liver and your skin benefits from the hydration.

Q: How do I get my skin looking instantly better after over-indulging during party season?

A: Get up and glow – by using a facial scrub to effortlessly sweep away dead skin cells and residue. The result is cleaner, fresher more radiant and younger looking skin.

Q: Do anti-ageing products help with skin detoxing, even if I’m not concerned about wrinkles?

A: It’s never too early to start thinking about anti-ageing as prevention is always better than cure. We are surrounded by and consume free-radicals from the moment we are born so investing in a good anti-ageing cream will provide long-lasting moisture, nourishment, protection and rejuvenation for tired looking skin.

Q: What’s all the fuss about detoxing with organic products?

A: Organic products are free from hidden nasties and unnecessary ingredients and not only are they better for your health but are also kinder to the environment. So you can treat yourself and do your bit for the world at the same time.

Q: What are the best ingredients to look for when detoxing the skin?

A: Be greedy with your ingredients – Just because a product has a high street name doesn’t mean it has high grade ingredients. Look for products that contain active ingredients from a natural source for the best results.

Making your way through the minefield of superfruits and foods is often very confusing so the best way to look to the future sometimes is to look to the past. Seabuckthorn has been used in therapies for skin complaints for many years due to its amazing nutritional properties and can be used for a multitude of skin conditions including revitalising and improving skin elasticity, renewing skin cells and nourishing the epidermis.

Q: Are good skin products enough for detoxing or do I need to change my lifestyle?

A: An easy way to give your skin a boost is to get a good night’s sleep - not only does this help you function better the next day but it also helps reduce puffiness in the eyelids and face. So go to bed an hour earlier and see the difference the very next day.

Monday, 15 February 2016 11:55

#OOTD Topman Suit Style By City #sp

topman suit the chic geek ootdA sartorial tour of the UK, Topman’s Suit Style By City series aims to show the most popular Topman suit styles and how they are wearing them, city by city across the country. It turns out London was matched to a trend for coloured suits.

Representing his hometown, London, TheChicGeek, knows there’s no place as stylish as home in this ultra-skinny green suit. The coolest city in the world, with a geek to match, where London leads the rest of the world follows.

Nothing says ‘London’ like a red phone box or two, especially with a flaming cactus print shirt to match. Team with matching green shoes for that extra attention to detail.

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The Chic Geek Alex Mullins SS16 menswearTheChicGeek is feeling truly extra-vert in SS16 Alex Mullins. In moves not seen since 90s Liam Gallagher, TheChicGeek is seriously twisting some style melons in this hand-painted graffiti ensemble. 

Perfect for another summer of love, team with a beanie or bucket hat, slip-on trainers and a serious smile!

Left & Below - Clothes Alex Mullins SS16, Shoes - Blood Brother

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Friday, 05 February 2016 16:16

Buyer's Guide SS16 MRPORTER

Simon Spiteri, Buyer, MRPORTER.COM

gucci mens loafers the chic geek"The Gucci horse bit loafer is going to have a huge revivial, it’s such a classic. I especially like this version that harks back to a style not seen from Gucci since the 1960s. A great example of company looking to its archives for inspiration”.

Left - Gucci - Horsebit Leather Loafers - £455

them browne cardigan the chic geek spring 2016 menswear

“Thom Browne collections just get better and better, preppy with a modern twist, this cardigan is so versatile.  The style suggests casual but the quality suggests luxury”.

Left - Thom Browne - Striped Merino Wool Cardigan - £720

AMI white shirt the chic geek buyers guide mr porter"A bonafide classic, if you haven’t got a slim oxford button down shirt in your wardrobe you need one, it’s an indispensable component in any man’s wardrobe. Be sure to wear unbuttoned, with everything from denim to pressed trousers”.

Above - AMI - Slim-Fit Button-Down Collar Oxford Shirt - £110

peyote bird bracelet chic geek"The rise of bracelets in menswear show no sign of abating.  Made in the reservations around Santé-Fe, this bracelet harks back to traditional silver and turquoise craft of the Navajo and is a nice pop of a colour for the summer months ahead”.

Left - Peyote Bird - Pilar Lovato Sterling Silver Turquoise Heishi Bracelet - £215

zenith watch alligator the chic geek"Every guy needs a fine watch, my view is that you don’t have to shout about it with an obvious model.  Zenith invented the chronograph and it’s still the most precise on the market.  It oozes quality and is to be worn with your bracelet of course”.

Left - Zenith - El Primero 36,000 VPH Stainless Steel & Alligator Watch - £5900

 

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:23

#ootd 65 - Chic Geek Collections - Fendi

the chic geek style menswear ootd fendi s16The eyes have it at Fendi menswear for SS16. Those pesky bugs have multiplied and become a coloured abstract on jackets and accessories. Team with turned up chinos and chunky boots as we transition into spring. 

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The other print is a kind of computerised camouflage which works just as well on its own or clashed here with those famous Fendi bugs.

Left & Below - All Fendi SS16

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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