I am going to share a secret. I’m a geek. Nerd. Trekky. I love Doctor Who. Think there is still only 3 episodes of starwars starting at ‘A New Hope’ and know what the acronym TARDIS stands for.
I also work in a very corporate slash executive office environment. Everyone is very serious. There is a healthy dose of narcissism everyday and enough email traffic to overwhelm the most hard core origin of Internet meme ‘forwarders’.
This means I am stuck in a uniform of sorts. The corporate overly presented style suit, shirt, tie, belt. Well based on this I needed to buy some shirts which lead me to accidentally buy French cuffed shirts. And for those not in the know these type of shirts don’t have buttons to fasten the cuffs together which meant I needed cufflinks.
Little did I know the plethora of cufflinks mostly boring, but the geek in me with the help of Etsy and ebay I found some truly geeky cufflinks. Due to the said ‘uniform’ and like silicone valley’s penchant for expressing them selves through rainbow and crazy socks. Yes that is a thing. I realized I could give a small window to my geek soul through my cufflinks. Conservative but effective. So I thought my fellow geeks who may also be searching for a way to break the monotony of corporate life by having a small price of your soul attached to you french cuff.
I have started a small yet addictive collection.
Warning: proper geek images ahead.
Here are some photos of the small collection I have amassed over the past month.
These ‘Steam punk’ ones are probably the coolest I have purchased so far. From the Ukraine they are meant to give the impression that they are mechanical cufflinks. From a historical future. They are made from tiny watch movements and very nerdy.
and these are the most amazing ones. TARDIS cufflinks. I know right. Mind blown. The only thing you could build on with these as part of your corporate identity is a long wrap around multi colored scarf and a small crinkled bag of jelly babies. And perhaps you could refer to a colleague as ‘K9′.
I guess proof reading this post. I have figured out corporate life steals some of your identity. You have to go a little crazy to inject it back in manually. Through these little windows to your geek soul.