From Men’s Style 2016: Odd, non-mainstream, freak! Back in middle school, you must have addressed at least one person with the aforesaid words for having a peculiar look. It could have been his big glasses, fitted pants, greasy hair or glossy skin that you and your prank-pets never liked. In short – a complete geek, who did not fit the bills for being your ‘it friend.’ But did you know that the same look that you hated then, would go on to become a big hit in the fashion circuit and among the gen-next? Bet you didn’t! However, if you have fallen for the charm of the geek-look now and wish to adapt to its charisma, then here is all that you need to do to carry the look…
Know your shirts better To start-off, start scrolling through your options and make sure that you do not miss on having a look at the Londoner collars (originated in the dressy enclaves of UK) that could prove to be an eye-catching cosmopolitan statement. A fitted shirt with vibrant shades and patterns can give you that up-market look. Make sure that the sleeves of the shirt are short and to add that extra zing to it, try it on with a bow tie. If you wear long sleeves, keep the sleeves buttoned up–avoid rolling up your sleeves. You could also have a look at plaid shirts made of cotton or flannel.
Pants Tight-fitting dress pants that show the ankle are very geekish. High-water pants are either worn too tight or too loose, depending on the physique. Brown, black and gray are ideal colors for geek pants and if you could corduroys with cuffs, which are a geek classic by the way, then there is nothing that can beat it. Shoes Penny loafers are a geek tradition, unsaid of course but universally accepted. Black shoes that come to a nice pointed toe that resembles the pointedness of Spock’s ear (a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise) are distinctly geek. You can also make your feet feel happier in a nice pickle-green pair of Converse sneakers. The idea is to try on different shades and challenge the obvious. Eyewear Your geek avatar will never be a finished article if you don’t have those large plastic-framed glasses. But did you know that a broken frame that is taped together is a status symbol in geekdom?
And now that you do, it becomes imperative that you get your hands to work on making one (all you have to do is break it and then again make it). Wire-rimmed glasses are the next-best thing.