Geek-chic

I invested in some new glasses on Wednesday. The type that will help with my eyesight as opposed to those that contain liquid. The incumbent pair are scratched-to-buggery. This, along with a slightly deteriorating prescription, means that it’s time for a change.

The trouble with buying new glasses is that you can’t see what the hell you look like when you’re wearing them, given that they sport plain glass, somewhat ineffective to those challenged in the sight department.

Which is why the modern advances in digital photography are a godsend. Here’s a picture I took of me, looking rather serious, in Dolland & Aitchison.

On showing the picture to my colleague, her immediate reaction was: "Oh my god, geek-chic."

I had no idea what she meant, so on looking up the phrase, I found the following definition:

the embracing of stereotypically unpopular "geek" characteristics such as glasses, comic books, and computer games

Oh dear. Still, no one’s ever called me chic before. I pick the glazed artefacts up tomorrow.

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