We may have just gotten HerUniverse.com back but they’re already having a Spring Cleaning Sale! They’ve got a nice selection of Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Marvel pieces available and I pulled out a few of my favorites above. I can attest to how comfy the Imperial LOVE hoodie shirt is as I just bought one for myself a few weeks ago. Everything within the sale is 30% off and the rest of the site is 15% off right now. In other words… it’s a good time to pick up some more Her Universe pieces for a decent price if you’ve been considering it.
We don’t cover men’s fashion very often here at White Hot Room but for some reason, ThinkGeek keeps making us make an exception to the rule. It can be harder for men’s fashion to incorporate geeky nods without being juvenile and ties are no exception. When I’ve shopped for my guy friends in the past, it’s been a struggle to find them a nerdy tie that doesn’t scream HEY LOOK HOW NERDY THIS IS I FOUND IT IN THE KIDS’ SECTION. I’m definitely a fan of how ThinkGeek has approached their ties though. They use a more subtle approach and use a careful hand when incorporating nerdy elements in their ties. I think the new BB-8 one below is absolute perfection. Even the TIE fighters and Death Stars one features a print small enough that someone really would have to look twice to figure it out.
You can shop all of their ties here.
A few months back, Po-Zu announced that they would be creating a line of Star-Wars inspired shoes for fans. This seemed a logical choice given that their Piper Boots were worn by Rey on screen in The Force Awakens. Since the announcement, they’ve been very slowly teasing us with new designs. So far, the collection will include (from the top right and going clockwise) sneakers inspired by Poe Dameron, Poe’s on-screen boots in both brown and black, shoes inspired by Chewbacca, another take on Rey’s on-screen boots, and Finn’s on screen boots in white, black, and metallic bronze. Mostly, these boots are a godsend for cosplayers especially for Poe and Finn. I can also see the Poe sneakers being appealing to the less cosplay-inclined geek. The Chewie boots are just… bizarre. I’m sure there’s a market for them but it certainly doesn’t include me.
We’ve still got a while to go before the collection is available in August. What other characters are you hoping to see shoes for/inspired by? And are any of these on your wish list already?
There’s a lot more to geek fashion than nerdy t-shirts but that doesn’t mean we don’t still love a great geeky shirt! We wanted to highlight two today: one from Her Universe and another from Jordandené.
Jordandené’s “Punch It Chewie” is her shirt of the month for February and you can get it as either a tank or a shirt. I have nothing but good things to say about how soft and comfy her shirts are!
As we mentioned in last week’s post, this is Her Universe’s Carrie Fisher tribute shirt. Obviously, it features our favorite Princess. More importantly though, all proceeds will benefit The Thalians, whose mission is to raise the funds it will take to educate and enlighten the world about mental illness, thereby eliminating the stigma attached to it. Carrie’s mother Debbie Reynolds was president of the organization for decades.
We don’t usually cover men’s fashion here but for these ThinkGeek jackets, we had to make an exception! Check out their brand new Hero Within collection. While there is also an okay Flash sweatshirt and a decent enough Green Lantern jacket, the real standouts are the Batman pieces. All three jackets (a blazer and two peacoats) have the bat logo cleverly hidden on the back via the seam lines as you can see below:
The inside lining is yellow with a far less Batman logo but as far as the outside is concerned, this is a perfect subtly nerdy piece! While we haven’t gotten our hands on any of these and can’t say for certain, the higher price point is a promising sign regarding the quality and it would definitely be worth ordering to see for sure if you’re interested.
You can see all three of the Batman offerings below and shop the entire Hero Within collection over at ThinkGeek.com!