‘Geek’ the ultimate
playground taunt, those stranger species that spend less time preening and more
time revising algebra. The poor spotted spectacled species that have suffered
for their lack of interest in Jimmy Choo but much preferred a practical
rucksack. Life was always difficult for these people, since the dawn of time
they have been ridiculed, laughed at and mocked. Until now.
Fast-forward a few years, and
here we are sporting oversized glasses – similar to those, which used to be
free on the NHS, buttoning up our shirts and wearing a sensible lace up shoe.
And lets face it, who saw the backpack becoming cool?
Turn on the ol’ televisions and it appears that intelligence
is selling. Kids are seeing the likes of Brian Cox as cool, and understanding
that you don’t have to go on X-Factor to be successful. Maybe this is more than
a short-lived fad, but in fact something that runs deeper, something that in
this economic downturn we need. With young kid’s embracing this ‘Geek Chic’ we
will have less people fantasising about double D’s and about the A* and becoming
successful in their own right?
And anyways, there is
something authentic about a pair of ankle length corduroy trousers, and a pair
of leather brogues that shouts out BRITISH! Maybe finally the fashion world is
ditching its American idealisation of plastic hair, boobs and nails and
embracing our eccentric fashion heritage.
SO I SAY TIGHTEN YOUR BRACES, PUSH UP YOUR SPECS AND WEAR A TWEED JACKET! BECAUSE FOR ONCE IT IS 'COOL'!
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