Geek Chic

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 September, 2011, 12:00am

Can you really combine substance with style? Can you indulge in fashion and still be taken seriously on an intellectual level? Brooks Brothers certainly believes you can with this Harris tweed sports coat (HK$5,190) and grey flannel trousers (HK$2,290) worn with classic suede nubucks (HK$2,200). All that's missing are eyeglasses to complete the geek chic look that would suit a grown Harry Potter well.

The tweed finish gives the jacket that bookish feel. And because everything fits just right, you won't be mistaken for a mere nerd. Just someone who likes to look like one every now and then - like Kanye West and Justin Timberlake when they wear their optical glasses, bow ties and newsboy caps.

What do you need to achieve this look? Apart from the tortoiseshell spectacles, the blazer could be corduroy, too, especially when it comes with elbow patches. Pair this with an argyle sweater and khakis. And get one of those old school bikes to channel the look of a PhD student at Oxford.

Now, if only we could get Mark Zuckerberg to part with some of the money he's made as Facebook's co-founder to buy into this look and give those juvenile hoodies a rest.

Add a dash of the old school to your look with these red velvet slippers from Shanghai Tang (HK$1,380). They would be great for when you're reading briefs in your study.

This charcoal plaid blazer from H&M (HK$599) fits right in with the geek chic look, especially when worn with a sweater and bow tie.

Complete the look with Chronoswiss' Sirius watch (HK$42,500) that's named after the brightest star in the night sky, then throw in that piece of trivia every time someone mentions it.



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