They say the clothes make the man. Do the clothes also make the nerd?
Yes. More than anything clothing is what separates the nerd wheat from the normie chaff. Or is it vice versa? Depends on which side of the wheat and chaff you fall, I suppose.
Above is the traditional popular conception of a nerd. You can buy this costume at Value Village at Halloween. The package will say something like “Authentic Nerd Costume.”
You can buy that costume, but you won’t be a nerd. You’ll be a typical hipster. If you want to be a nerd, you have to buy a Darth Maul T-shirt and some stained sweatpants. You can also buy these at Value Village, but on the regular racks and not just at Halloween.
Mandi, Kathie and Jakob in their egg smoking den.
Photo: Makito Inomata, makito.ca