19 6 / 2012
The fact that Benedict Cumberbatch/Sherlock just won an American award should not make me this happy. And yet it does.
22 4 / 2012
My secret wish is for Benedict Cumberbatch to be knighted so that he will be Sir Cumberbatch and officially have the poshest name ever.
18 9 / 2011
Don’t ask why, but for some reason I have this strange love of geeked up guys. There’s just something about their fashion choices that seem so put together and dapper for everyday endeavors. But I should probably mention that I’m not just talking about just any nerdy ensemble - jeans and a graphic tee will not suffice here - it has to be that classic blazer/sweater vest/old school glasses look.
Can’t picture what I’m talking about? Here are some examples of some of my personal favorite geek chic style choices from the small screen:
1) Stephen Hawking (Benedict Cumberbatch - ‘Hawking’)
Just to clarify, I don’t necessarily mean the real Stephen Hawking. I mean, maybe he does have a fabulous wardrobe I don’t know, but this time round I’m talking about Benedict’s version of the genius. Here we’ve got the basics covered: glasses, cute sweater vest and of course the ever so proper hair cut.
2) The Doctor (Matt Smith - Doctor Who)
Yes, the fact that I’m even including the Doctor is nerdy in itself, but you had to know eventually what a nerd I actually am. So now that’s out there. But in any case let’s observe the fashion. While this may appear to be stereotypical geek chic, it’s more of a cooler, modern update on old man style. And in a time when most people can’t even be bothered to change out of their PJs to go to class, you have to appreciate someone who wears a blazer and bow tie to save all of time and space. Besides, bow ties are cool.
3) Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler - Criminal Minds)
And now for a completely different direction. As any fans of the show would know, Reid is a bit of a chameleon as far as nerds go. Throughout the series there has been a never ending style progression, from awkward short sleeved shirts, to his sixties-style glasses, to long hair… The list goes on. But this has to be one of my favorite looks: the cardi/shirt + tie/converse combo. So great.