It’s December, so the Christmas countdown has started – and, speaking of time, here’s a nifty gift idea for the Doctor Who fan in your family or circle of friends.
Take a TARDIS and flash forward to December 25th, to the moment when that special Whovian in your life opens their perfectly wrapped Christmas prezzy to uncover a replica Doc Who scarf to keep them warm throughout the rest of winter. Sure, bow ties are cool but a lovingly crafted replica of your fave Time Lord’s nifty neckwear? Geronimo!
The kind folk over at Lovarzi, accessory specialists who’ve pretty much nailed a range of geek-chic Doctor Who knitwear (not to mention a Sherlock collection that Cumberbatch himself would be happy to investigate), were generous enough to send me my very own 4th Doctor replica scarf, which dedicated fans may recognise as the type worn by DW legend Tom Baker.
It’s priced at £49.99 but, given that it’s a pretty substantial size (opening up to 13ft/4m long), it’s worth every penny. The officially licensed scarf is a perfect treat for hardcore fans and cosplayers, but even occasional Who watchers (or even complete newbies) may find themselves enamoured by the blend of warm autumnal colours: yellow, purple, green, burgundy red. So, while it may be recognised as an iconic scarf to Who fans passing by, you could just as happily wear it for comfort and style regardless of your allegiance (or non-allegiance) – the only thing giving its true identity away is a label inside, which you’d have to get pretty up close to in order to clarify its official Who status.
To buy your very own decorative scarf, or to browse the official BBC Doctor Who and Sherlock collections, head over to the Lovarzi website and keep up-to-date on Twitter. After all, it’s pretty cold out there in space and time – best to wrap up!
When Simon Pegg’s a fan, you know you’re in grand geek territory. Dark Bunny Tees, the film & TV-inspired T-shirt collection masterminded by Alex Chenery, already has the plaudits rolling in from respected geeks of note so doesn’t really require my stamp of approval; but hell, I’m gonna give it anyway!
The new officially licensed ‘Sherlock’ range, inspired by the Beeb adap’s characters and episodes, is the one to watch – but make sure to head over to the DBT site to discover your next fanboy fashion statement. From expected genre big-hitters (‘Doctor Who’, ‘Batman’) to quirky cult faves (‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Arachnophobia’), Chenery’s got it covered.
The ‘Dark Bunny’ moniker is suited to a standout tee that takes its inspiration from Richard Kelly’s warped noughties movie masterpiece. I’ve taken some shots of my very own ‘Donnie Darko’ T-shirt below; it’s hard to miss the tee’s centrepiece recreation of the apocalyptic rabbit Frank, but diehard Donnie fans will love the hard-to-miss references such as the featured ‘Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?’ quote and the fact that Frank’s fictional costume shop is based in our hero’s hometown of Middlesex, Virginia.
Basically, it’s a dream design for Darko devotees.
Of course, to show off the doomsday bunny to full effect, I’ve donned a Donnie-style hoodie, put on my best superhero/anti-hero angst face, and travelled through a time-space camera lens wormhole to bring you the selfies below.
…They made me do it.
Want more dark bunnies where Frank came from? Don’t forget to follow @DarkBunnyTees on Twitter.
Remember last week when I was going cray cray over the top tees offered up by website T-Shirt Grill? Well, they’ve only been so kind as to gift me my very own Godzilla of a garment with the beast of a T-shirt modelled below…
Yep, amongst the Grill’s portfolio of savvy pop culture designs, ranging from cult classic clobber to badass rock band T-shirts, awaits a new collection that honours the new big screen take on Japan’s iconic beastie.
I’m posing in true McGeek fashion in the men’s Godzilla ‘Kanji’ T, which depicts a lumbering beast smashing his way through a cityscape (as in Gareth Edwards’s monster movie smash) with the creature’s name in Japanese characters below. In short: it looks pretty effing cool, and I’ll be wearing it to all upcoming monster mash parties.
Also, if I ever fancy treading on a city, this means I’ll have the very outfit to complement – as evident in the mockup of McGeek deciding to flatten a metropolis below. Flatten it in style, mind.
Love Godzilla so much you want to show him off on your chest? On the lookout for your next gotta-have-it tee? Uncover, then cover up in, T-Shirt Grill’s treasure chest of T-shirts now available online at www.tshirtgrill.com. More info on Twitter and Facebook.
Going out tonight but haven’t got a stitch to wear? Oh fellow nerds, why be without a statement tee that shouts your geek-chic credentials when the folks at T-Shirt Grill offer a veritable pick ‘n’ mix of wardrobe wonders?
If you’re looking to make your allegiance to your favourite geek genre property known, whether Who or The Dude, then T-Shirt Grill has it covered. From slogan tees that will be a dead-cert hit at the pub to visual recreations of your fave alt. heroes (wear Eraserhead on Tuesday and the new Godzilla hoody on a Friday), T-Shirt Grill is a haven for anyone who wants to flaunt their pop culture cred whilst remaining thoroughly style-conscious.
And it’s not just your favourite cult TV and movie icons who are getting the tee treatment; this super-cool indie clothing company also dedicates sections of its website to musical legends, LOLZ-worthy novelty tees and even bloomin’ hats. With clothing options for ladies, gents and even ickle ‘uns (who doesn’t want to see their kid in an ‘Anchorman’ T-shirt, really?!) then you have no excuse not to be rocking some kick-ass threads this summer. And winter. And, like, forever.
Godzilla geek or in a Morrissey mood? Why not BOTH?!
Check out the full selection online now at www.tshirtgrill.com. More info on Facebook / Twitter.
They’ve done it again! The folks over at Lazy Oaf have launched new season looks and the brand, synonymous with bold graphics and tongue-in-cheek designs, has not disappointed with looks inspired by everything from Garfield to jalapenos.
Yup, it’s all pretty ace. Check out the new-look Lazy Oaf website to see for yourself.
News to brighten up Monday: Lacoste has revealed its latest Lacoste Live (or, P!nk-style, Lacoste L!ve) collection. I’m a big fan and, although this season’s looks are not quite as colourful and quirky as perhaps they’ve been in the past, they still offer an original and geek-friendly spin on the popular brand’s preppy aesthetic.
Check out the Lacoste collection. I’ve picked out just a few highlights below – sweet, yeah??
Last summer, I wrote a post for cool menswear blog CEFashion on how to build an ensemble that intertwines geek with chic. Casting my eye back over my summary, I can say it pretty much still stands – which suggests braces, bowties and Batman beanies are here to stay.
What’s your favourite geek chic accessory? Do you take your cues from a particular A-lister who sports chunky frames and an evil villain moustache? Get geekin’ in the comment box, peeps.
Oh, and have a read.
Man, if only I had the legs to rock these…
Pretty nifty, right? If your style is girl-gone-geek, take a short cut to the next level with these insanely cool shorts from Short Cut. Custom-made by Charlie, a superhero designer with all the right credentials, these are sure to stand out from the crowd this summer.
Check out the Short Cut website for super sci-fi shorts and more.
Following their awesome Batman range last summer, I have been crushing hard on colourful Brit fashion label, Lazy Oaf. The bold prints are almost as BAM-POW! kick-ass as your favourite comic panels, and luckily for us the new collections are on the horizon.
Top of the want/NEED wishlist is the shark shirt above, which takes inspiration from Spielberg’s bloody-waters classic but I have to say I’d be quite happy if someone bought the entire collection for me. Other top picks highlighted below, and the womenswear collection is as cool, quirky and unapologetically loud as ever too! Check out the website here: http://www.lazyoaf.co.uk/