Let’s all be honest here: we all wear clothes.
Well, in general, at least. I’m the first one to stroll around hanging brain when I’m home, but that’s a mental image you didn’t want.
A second point: we are all gamers and geeks here. We want our look to reflect how we feel about what we love, right?
Here’s a guide to being dressed in the best geekchic fashion without having to actually go outside and talk to people, because let’s face it—who wants that?
The most obvious place to begin is ThinkGeek. Where else can you get a Portal tee, bacon salt, caffeinated soap and a USB pet rock all at once? With a system of points for regular customers, ThinkGeek is a mecca for gamers, geeks and nerds.
For the real geekchic men (or for that mythical internet creature known as the geek girl), Jinx has the shirts you are looking for, and let’s not forget that they also have Portal 2 longfall socks. Official threads from Blizzard (World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo), Minecraft, Portal, The Guild, the one and only Wil Wheaton himself and many more—not counting all their own designs inspired by geeks and gamers like you (yes, you can submit designs), J!NX is the one-stop shop for clothes for every nerd you know.
Next two are the “SR”: SplitReason & SharkRobot. Both have highly similar shirts, based on classic game references and memes. With prices just a bit under $20 and a lot of designs to choose from (most notably my favourite one, “Two Girls One Up”). The only notable differences between the two are that SharkRobot also has official gear from some of the smaller webcomics.
For those of you who are broke but still want to be fashionable and l33t, TeeFury has the limited edition shirt for you. With only 24 hours to buy the current design before it changes to another one, you will own a rare shirt. Did I mention that they’re 10 bucks? That’s it. You can also submit your own design, for the artsy folks out there.
Making a note here
On a side note, I highly encourage visiting Valve’s online store for your Aperture scarf, Sapper iPhone skin, Black Mesa parking permit, Hunter plush and many more.
And a little bonus for my fellow iPhone user and beer drinkers, when you are gaming, you might need this.