Dress Geek Chic from these Online Stores!
We admit we devote a fair amount of our time to the geek chic look - only because we're big geeks ourselves and were ecstatic when being geeky became cool. Here are our favourite online stores that will help achieve the perfect geek chic look.
Custom Designed Shirt: www.joebutton.com (of course)
The best style for a geek chic shirt is a chambray, gingham or a check with a narrow, small or button-down collar. And get it with pockets! Daniel wears a grey chambray with a button-down collar, black buttons and pockets.
Canvas Shoes: www.toms.com
Toms make a modernised version of alpargatas which were originally peasant shoes originating from the Pyrenees. We first noticed them on a trip to Argentina almost 5 years ago and then discovered that they sold them in the US but with a charitable twist - for every pair you buy, Toms give a free pair to someone in need. The company has grown exponentially in the last few years and now ship worldwide.
Modern Vintage Glasses: www.warbyparker.com
Warby Parker is a New York startup founded by four Wharton MBA students with the goal of offering high quality vintage inspired frames online for a fraction of the cost of high-end brands. They have some pretty cool collaborations including one with Steven Alan.
Hand-made Bowties: www.smithbrandbowties.com
Brand spanking new site that do hand-made bow ties in San Francisco. They're launching their first range this week, but from what we've seen on their blog, it's a definite winner.
Colourful / Un-boring Socks: www.topman.com
A chic geek will never go out wearing black or brown business socks. Topman have a really cool range of socks in nautical stripes, bright bold colours or in this case, an alligator.
Vintage Watch: steal it from your grandad