Probably one of the riskier choices of fashion, particularly if you’ve got a girlfriend, Original Geek t shirts and similar brands following the same style are becoming increasingly popular as men (and women) everywhere look to add a little bit of sexy shock value to their t shirt collection. While each Original Geek t shirt in the range has its own unique design, each tee also has one thing in common: the model, Louise Cliffe.
Born in the mid-80s, Cliffe has spent most of her career in the UK, although has crossed the sea to the US, appearing in America in 2009. Perhaps best known for playing Sophie Delaney in Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead, she appeared in the 2011 Big Brother house back in the UK where she met her now husband Jay McKray.
Heating Up Fashion: Original Geek T Shirts
Launching back in 2011, Original Geek t shirts are undoubtedly unique with their bold and daring prints featuring Cliffe herself. The model has been used brilliantly to create a style which is different from the huge range of mainstream t shirt brands, by showing off a great looking woman in a totally new and unseen fashion (and surely you’ll agree there are very few models you’d rather see on a t shirt than Miss Manchester 2006!).
The brand was launched with huge celebrity parties, both in the UK and in Ibiza, and the success of the tees has lead to a new range of sweatshirts featuring the same daring designs. But why has a brand featuring a gorgeous woman in a variety of poses become so popular, or is that just a stupid question?
A Strange Thing To See On The Street, Or Now A Social Norm?
While your wife or girlfriend may not appreciate your fashion sense if you stick one of these Original Geek t shirts on in the morning, what would the rest of the people you pass in the street be thinking? Years ago, wearing a tee with such a design would get you noticed and talked about, perhaps for the wrong reasons. However, since the launch of the Original Geek brand, it seems as though more risqué t shirts have become acceptable and, indeed, relatively normal to see on a daily basis.
It remains to be seen whether this is a sign that the world of fashion is now accepted as a more liberal arena for expression, or if it’s just the fact that people enjoy looking at such a beautiful woman. One can’t help but wonder, though, whether a size 18 model would be accepted and worn in the same way, and how the reactions would differ from these t shirts featuring the gorgeous Louise Cliffe.
About The Author: Laura Watson is an alternative fashion blogger who loves exploring great, fashionable t shirts with a geeky twist.