An Engineer's Fashion Faux Pas

geek centralI have been living in San Francisco for over a year now and I have to tell you, it's fascinating.  I'm not going to bore you with where to find the best crepes or brunch places in the city, because nobody cares and I have discovered something far more interesting.  I live in Nerdville, USA.  But not the kind of nerds that fantasize about Manga chicks, eat Cheetos and drink Mountain Dew out of a two-liter bottle.  I live in the land of Engineering Nerds--a single gal's goldmine because they're so reliable and safe, and most importantly have tons of engineering money that they are dying to spend.  The drawback: they look like your 57 year old father.  Investigating deeper, I noticed that all engineers own only one outfit. Their uniform of choice always consists of a polo TUCKED IN to their pleated khakis,  Kenneth Cole square-toed black shoes, and the black Banana Republic jacket from 1997--the last year they cared about what they looked like.  And what if they run out of polos you ask?  Not to worry, they always have their company t-shirts to fall back on!  Yes!  Their supplemental clothes are clothes that say Microsoft or Google on it!! It's like they've voluntarily decided that they never want to have sex and pinned their own Scarlet Letters onto their polos.  It's so scary.  So, engineering nerds, I beg of you to stop tucking in your polos and wear any clothes that have the words "Apple", "Google" or "Yahoo!" on it, because it's not sexy.  In fact, it's kinda creepy. Take a cue from that chic nerd pictured on the right. Take time away from your World of Warcraft or Dungeons and Dragons, go out there and get yourself some cardigans and Chucks!  This world could be your oyster if you just looked cooler and stop dreaming about Middle Earth--where all the Hobbits were suspiciously effeminate.