Monday, 19 October 2015 11:57

#OOTD 54 - Warhol GEEK 2/4

The Chic Geek andy warhol selfie polaroidIf only Andy Warhol was alive today to see the rise of the selfie. A pioneer of self promotion, the king of pop art knew exactly the power of his own image.

TheChicGeek, on the other hand, has become a pop icon in the men's bloggersphere, thanks to his stylish persona. The coolest geek in town, he knows exactly how classic and chic a black leather jacket, Breton striped top and denim jeans can be.

Never one to shy away from the camera, watch as The Chic Geek turns himself into a work of art. 

#WarholGEEK

Credits - Leather Jacket - H&M, Top - Scotch & Soda, Jeans - Energie, Watch - Hammond & Co., Sunglasses - Police, Socks - The London Sock Co, Trainers - Converse, Wallet - Jigsaw

Shot by Robin Forster on OlympusPEN

With thanks to Sonsoles Print Studio, Peckham

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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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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

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

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!

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Credits - All Topman Design AW15

Left - Topman Design Catwalk at LCM

Shot by Robin Forster on Olympus PEN

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New Look Menswear The Chic GeekIt's a very exciting week at New Look, this week, as they open the first of their menswear only stores. 

The first in a whole raft of UK men's destinations open in Portsmouth and Wigan, followed swiftly by Manchester Trafford and Merry Hill. 

TheChicGeek wanted to showcase the best of the new men's AW15 New Look collection. Centred around the luxury suede shacket - hitting stores in the next couple of weeks - TheChicGeek's look is a smart casual mix of slim grey jeans, knitted roll neck, leather belt and chocolate coloured suede desert boots.

Perfect for that stylish autumnal walk no matter how moody the weather!

Credits - All items New Look Menswear AW15

Shot on Olympus PEN 

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