Monday, 01 June 2015 08:59

#OOTD43 - #BeachGEEK 1/4

The Chic Geek beachwear holiday styleDespite being of the ginger persuasion TheChicGeek loves the beach. Armed with his factor 40 and bucket hat, TheChicGeek's beach style is a clash of seaside prints in bold reds and blues.

Spotting a beached dolphin, TheChicGeek does his bit and puts him back into the surf and as a true GEEK, sandals always come with socks.

#BeachGEEK

Credits - Jacket - Casely-Hayford, Shirt - Vilebrequin, Shorts - Vilebrequin, Sunglasses - Retrosuperfuture, Socks - Topman, Jelly Sandals - Hunter Gather, Hat - Umbro, Sun Protection - Clinique, Sea Salt Styling Spray - Murdock 

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Sunday, 24 May 2015 20:26

#OOTD #AEOJeanJournal - Sponsored

American Eagle Outfitters jeans the chic geekAmerican jean and lifestyle brand, American Eagle Outfitters, challenged TheChicGeek to keep a #AEOJeanJournal, this week, wearing a piece from their SS15 jean collection every day.

Offering 18 fits and 69 different washes of jeans, TheChicGeek was spoilt for choice. The in-store denim expert was there to suggest the perfect pair for TheChicGeek and here is how his week unfolded:

Watch TheChicGeek adventures on social media by following #AEOJeanJournal

Make your own Jean Journal - Would you like to WIN £200 to spend at American Eagle Outfitters? Check out TheChicGeek's competition here

Day 1 - Double Denim

Feeling a touch of nostalgic double-denim, TheChicGeek started the week in a pair of skinny paint splattered jeans and washed denim jacket. Practical with its multiple pockets, it's the perfect jacket to wear with or without jeans.

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the chic geek picnic mens jeans american eagleDay 2 - Preppy Picnic

On his second day, TheChicGeek paired a preppy pair of putty skinny American Eagle Outfitters jeans with a fresh white shirt and classic plimsolls for a spot of alfresco dining. He was just careful to avoid those grass stains!

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Day 3 - Casual Wednesday

Perfect with a simple T-shirt and hoodie, everything is easy with these jeans. The skinny shape isn't too tight, while American Eagle Outfitters offer a super skinny fit for those geeks who want their jeans even more fitted.the chic geek jeans slim journal menswear

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Post workout, TheChicGeek gets a well deserved refreshment break after leaving the sports field by throwing on his trusty American Eagle Outfitters washed denim jacket.the chic geek sports training gym mesnwear stylethe chic geek ice cream black jeans

Day 5 - Dressy Denim

The final day and TheChicGeek is smartly dressed with a pair of black skinny American Eagle Outfitters jeans. Dress these up or down, black jeans are ideal day or night.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015 14:31

#OOTD 42 - #StreetGEEK 4/4

street geek style adidas the chic geekTheChicGeek finishes off his series of #StreetGEEK images - see all the others here - with a final skate along the Bridle Path. In classic adidas three-stripe and a Lacoste L.12.12 polo, TheChicGeek is testament to the fact that no matter how run down the location you'd should always dress to be noticed. Skate on!

#StreetGEEK

Credits - Light Blue Tracksuit Top - adidas, Blue/Yellow Tracksuit Top - adidas Y3, Polo Shirt - Lacoste, Rucksack - Porsche Design X adidas, Joggers - The White Briefs from MatchesFashion.com, Cap - Starter, Socks - Polo Ralph Lauren, Trainers - adidas

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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Friday, 15 May 2015 15:38

Big Foot

big foot issues treadle walk tallDear Chic Geek,

My boyfriend is 6'4"... That's not the problem. The problem is that he has size 13 feet and shoe shopping is a NIGHTMARE! And it's not just shoes, socks are also a challenge. He ends up cramping his feet into socks that are too small for him. Poor baby! Can you help?

Maria

Hi Maria,

If only he was a baby this would be so much easier! There's an online company called Walktall which sells a range of formal and casual footwear in sizes 12-19. You can simply click on your size and see what is available.

In a size 13 I would go for these Tredflex Chelsea boots. They look great with jeans and chinos and should last a while. Walktall also do larger socks, as well, so no more crushed toes. Just tell him TheChicGeek sent them!

Above - Tredflex Chelsea Softie Leather - £70

www.walktall.co.uk

Friday, 15 May 2015 14:11

Label To Know - Le Slip Francais

the chic geek label to know le slip francaisMove over Mary Portas! Le Slip Francais is all about home manufacturing: French manufacturing. Founder, Guillaume Gibault, made a bet, in early 2011, with a friend, in a Parisian Café, where he wagered that with an inspiring story and traditional French craftsmanship anything and everything was possible.

Left - Oo La La - Le Slip Francais' Logo

The briefs he imagined, on that fine evening, first saw the light of day a few months later in a small workshop on the banks of the river Drome in the Dordogne which had been producing underwear for the last 60 years. In September 2011, the first consignment of 600 pairs was delivered to Paris in the trunk of a rental car and Le Slip Francais was launched.

mens underwear le slip français made in franceNever had the 2,000 villagers of the sleepy commune of Saint-Antoine-Cumond dreamed that their home would soon become the French underwear capital.

Right - Le Slip Francais' colour palette for its underwear and swimwear in based on the three colours of the French flag - Red, White & Blue - Trunks - £25

Three years later with the expansion that followed, partnerships with established brands, two pop-up stores, one store in Paris, Le Slip français celebrated the sale of its 60,000th garment – one of over 120 different lines, created in one of 15 workshops across France.

aigle le slip française menswearBut, Le Slip Français is much more than a brand of underwear. This dynamic brand fuses French manufacturing tradition and expertise with a modern twist and a sense of humour. The internet has offered them a new way to fund, create, communicate and interact with their brand community worldwide. In achieving this vision they're breathing new life into what had been a declining industry, by creating a brand that is relevant for a new generation of discerning consumers who value quality garments with a genuine story and honest authentic provenance.

Left - For Spring-Summer 2015, another French brand, Aigle, has collaborated with Le Slip Français. Drawing inspiration from classic French style 'Breton stripes' the capsule collection has six statement pieces including swim shorts, trunks, espadrilles, T-shirt, a tote bag and iconic Aigle wellington boots. The colour palette of the collection is based on the French tricolour and the whole collection is made in France.

www.leslipfrancais.fr

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:57

#OOTD 41 - #StreetGEEK 3/4

the chic geek menswear sportswear christopher kaneThey say you can read some people like a book, well, wearing Christopher Kane's #SS15 book-leaf sweatshirt, it's literally the case.

TheChicGeek has gone for clean white sneaks and matching sweatshirt in this streetwear look amongst the grime of Factory Lane. Always one to standout, TheChicGeek's monochrome look with flashes of ginger is perfect streetwear, just don't lean against the fence!

#StreetGEEK

Credits - Sweatshirt - Christopher Kane from MatchesFashion.com, White T-Shirt - Porsche Design X adidas, Joggers - Majestic Athletic, Belt - Y3, Trainers - Raf Simons X adidas, Watch - Briston.

Shot by Robin Forster on #OlympusPEN

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