lapel pin

Pins as lapel pins

Do you like suits and using accessories like pocket squares, ties and lapel pins to spice them up a bit? Here is a quick tip, you don’t need to buy special lapel pins, you can use whatever pin you want. This may seem obvious, but I don’t see many people use “ordinary” pins on their suit jackets. It may be because they want to look classy, but if you want to be more relaxed and maybe a bit geeky, why not use something that stands out? I for one have a couple of Nintendo pins and a couple of cat pins that I often use, and they usually get more positive response with them then with a nice flower.

But then again, I do socialize with some pretty geeky people.

One geeky detail

For those who don’t know, I’m a bit of a geek, and by “a bit” I mean a huge geek, in many different ways. I also like to show that to people, but as I mostly use button up shirts and love classic style I “can’t” use geeky t-shirts. Instead I’m always on the hunt for small, geeky accessories that I can use with suits. The most common ones are of course cufflinks, pocket squares, pins and ties. Even though I think a geeky tie often is a bit too much. Using a geeky detail also takes of the edge of it all and makes it look less corporate.

My favorite detail is this pair of Darth Vader cufflinks with the Imperial emblem on the other side. Do you have any favorite geeky accessory?