1. the use of underhand machinations or deceitful stratagems.
2. such a machination or stratagem or a series of them; a plot or crafty dealing: political intrigues.
3. a secret or illicit love affair.
4. the series of complications forming the plot of a play.
“Geek chic” refers to a minor fashion trend that arose in the mid 2000s in which young individuals adopted stereotypically “geeky” fashions, such as oversized black horn-rimmed glasses, suspenders/braces, and highwater trousers. The glasses—sometimes worn with non-prescription lenses or without…
and I thought she was the only one.
“Geek chic” refers to a minor fashion trend that arose in the mid 2000s in which young individuals adopted stereotypically “geeky” fashions, such as oversized black horn-rimmed glasses, suspenders/braces, and highwater trousers. The glasses—sometimes worn with non-prescription lenses or without lenses—quickly became the defining aspect of the trend, with the media identifying various celebrities as “trying geek” or “going geek” for wearing such glasses, such as David Beckham, Justin Timberlake, and Myleene Klass. Meanwhile, in the sports world, many NBA players wore “geek glasses” during post-game interviews, drawing comparisons to Steve Urkel. As many of the other identifying characteristics of the trend, such as clip-on suspenders worn with short-sleeved shirts, were unsuitable for the business environment into which young adherents were entering, the trend quickly died out. However, heightened media awareness of the hipster subculture, which had simultaneously embraced thick-rimmed glasses, led to a convolution of hipster aesthetics with “geek chic.” As a result, the media and social commentators continued erroneously referring to hipsters as “geek chic” after the trend had faded. The term is now nominally used in the world of retail optics, where it is similarly erroneously applied to both hipsters as well as retro style.
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