So, the two most irritating wording in the English language are not, in fact, just relax– they are Geek Chic. Geek Chic is cheap and reductive. It’s the lowbrow why to describe a person wearing eyeglasses and penny loafers channeling ‘nerdy’. It’s neither Geek nor is it chic- it’s basic. So we here at Fuss Towers have launched a new movement called Code-core. Code-core is a sloppier version of Normcore. Coding is now sexy, and emblematic of the tone of today. Just look at Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift they have built their sexy empires on being hot nerds… Karlie with her Girls Who Code and Taylor with her constant insistence that she is, “just a big ol’ nerd.”
I suspect real nerds feel pretty maligned by stupidly hot girls pretending to relate to them. Real nerds are brilliant and terribly socially awkward, they often swim in t-shirts- Karlie is a Victoria Secret Angle for Christ sake! They have no idea or interest in being chic it’s all comfort in Code-core.
So we created Code-core. For this look, we needed to tick certain boxes. Comfort and function are key. No conceptual coats with tromploi clear panels here, just good and basic coding-comfort clothes. Shoes that slide easily- trousers not too tight in the hips to cause discomfort around the 12 hours of sitting in a beanbag chair staring at a screen- and a top that say- “I was the closest thing in reach this morning.”
Most of the outfit came from Dover Street Market, HOWEVER- one can still dress casually and nerdy even in DSM gear. So the slides are Adidas red classics, and the pants are from Sleepy Jones (stay tuned on these- more to come on Sleepy Jones) the outer smock shirt is Yarmo and the under turtleneck are L.L. Bean– which I had customized with “IRL” for this shoot. The glasses are from Sears’s optics.