Like Weezer did in the 90’s CBS’ hit show The Big Bang Theory has upped the ‘cool’ factor of Geeks everywhere making their unique style the new chic.
For those of you that haven’t seen the show, it is centered around two roommate Caltech geniuses, experimental physicist Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons).
The ensemble cast includes their neighbor Penny (Kaley Cuoco)- a hot blonde waitress and aspiring actress (Leonard’s on again off again love interest); and Leonard’s and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends- Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) who still lives with his mom, and Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) who has a fear of talking to women and can only do so when drunk.
The show delivers weekly treats of brilliant writing, humor, and winks and nods to some coveted geek interests such as Star Trek (many guest appearances from Wil Wheaton), comic books, Doctor Who, World of Warcraft and navigating social awkwardness.
Whether your a geek or geek at heart, you can’t help but love the interesting, eclectic, hipster, nerdy and sometimes retro clothing and gear the gang sports on every episode. Each character definitely has his own take on Geek.
Sheldon wears graphic and comic book tee’s layered with long sleeve shirts, Leonard frequently don’s corduroy pants, windbreakers and earth toned hoodies with his classic “Buddy Holly” style glasses, Wolowitz has a Retro-Nerd look all his own and Koothrappali seems to have the largest selection of sweater vests I’ve ever seen!
You may not be a MENSA member, have a degree in Science or attend Comicon but you can still put some Nerd smarts to work and add some Geek Chic to your wardrobe repertoire.
Let’s get your Geek on! Here’s my take on how to put just the right amount of Geek into your chic:
Find out What’s New at ThinkGeek! (there’s a link in my sidebar) and see their huge selection of The Big Bang Theory merchandise: Soft Kitty baby doll tee, Bazinga goodies, periodic table shower curtain and tons more!
If you’re a die-hard fan of the show you may be pineing away for a specific shirt you saw Leonard or Sheldon wear a few episodes ago. Feed that craving- you can visit http://the-big-bang-theory.com/clothing/ to find where to buy items worn by certain characters on the show listed by episode!
Think Geek wants to introduce you to Geek chic.
1 lucky winner will receive a Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock t-shirt! (The version of Rock Paper Scissors played on The Big Bang Theory). (Pictured below)
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“The Babe With the Power” T-shirt! What Power? The power of voodoo…who do? Come on, you know you are singing along! : )
Woo hoo!! My boyfriend is a geek and I love it when he talks nerdy to me! One of my fave things on Think Geek would have to be the Sprinkler hide a key!! Have a happy new Year Christie!!
Fuzzy “Logic” T-shirt
This is a tough call…Think Geek is my new favorite “e-tailer”…so many cool gadgets…my 2 favorite are currently sold out…the Zombie Identification Chart shirt rules….and the Self Stirring Mug looks excellent (though more convenient then geeky….well…I guess it’s a little geeky). My wife also got me the Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank for Christmas and I love it.
Anything and I do mean anything that involves Kaley Cuoco is great in my book.
I have a couple
1) Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
2) Cupcake mints
3) LED Faucet Lights
4) Smencils/ Scented Pencils
Think Geek has the best watches… in binary code 🙂
Cuff links that can work as bottle openers, and for those moments when you have to go to the computer service counter… Star Wars hoodies to go to the front of the line.