Geek Couture

Just because you have to clothe yourself when you're in public doesn't mean your threads have to strip you of your geek style. Below is a closet-full of apparel representing the elicit affair between technology and fashion. We'll take a top to bottom approach:

The Hat

For our money, the $15.95 iXoundWear caps are the way to go. Each one fits either an iPod nano or a shuffle with various styles to choose from to suit your mood.

The Shirt

On that one evening a year when you decide to "go out" and join your friends at a club, this $29.95 T-Equalizer T-shirt will show the world your geek pride. Its built-in LED equalizer responds to ambient noise, especially music. It won't guarantee you a date, but who cares so long as you're adorned in tech.

For more formal office settings where flashing your dBs is inappropriate, we recommend this $159 Air Conditioned Shirt, especially if you're constantly sweating. The short sleeve shirt is USB-powered so you'll have to remain tethered to your desktop.

Still not formal enough? Add this $19.99 8-Bit Tie and you're ready for a meeting with the CEO.


Tech clothing is cool, but where are you supposed to keep your PDA, iPod, cellphone, and inhaler? Enter the ScottEvest Hidden Cargo Shorts. These $29.99 shorts have 11 pockets for more-than-enough storage and they're stain-resistant so you don't have to worry about spilling that JOLT Cola on yourself again. They also come in You're-A-Big-Boy-Now pants because, after all, you're supposed to be an adult.

Belt Buckles

Now that your pockets are loaded up with electronics, your pants are more than likely to slip right to the floor. Lock those slacks in place with one of these $14.99 geeky buckles or this $13.99 LED Belt Buckle. They'll keep your pants — and geek cred — up high where they belong.


Don't own an iPod to throw in the iXound hat? Well, then you're in luck, because DaDa Footwear has created the $210.97 DaDa Code M Supreme. With 128MB of storage, it won't hold your entire music collection, but they do include wireless headphones so you don't trip over yourself while walking down the block. Or you can use the shoes' built-in speakers and rock the whole 'hood as you jog, walk, sit in the park.

So, there you have it. An entire wardrobe to show the world that you're a geek. Just don't try wearing everything at once. You'll scare the kids.

Jeff Somogyi is a dealnews Senior Staffwriter.
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