Inside every man there is a nerd waiting to get out. Just take one pair of heavy-framed specs and an anorak, and there you are, fashion's favourite stereotype. Styling by Sarah Gilfillan. Photographs by Janine Wilks

Red hooded mosquito jacket, pounds 220, by R Newbold, available from Paul Smith, 7-8 Langley Court, London WC2, enquiries 0171-379 7133; clear-lense `Miriam' glasses with moss frame, pounds 190, by Kirk Originals, 36 Earlham Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171-240 5055

This page Blue jacket with turquoise

edging, pounds 65, by Duffer of St George, 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2, enquiries 0171-379 4660; short-sleeve turquoise panelled shirt, pounds 45, by French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-399 7200; silver and perspex necklace, pounds 89, by Janice Taylor from Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth Street, London WC2, 0171-240 4280 Opposite Orange Alpiniste summit jacket, pounds 249.99, by Karrimor, 899-901 Fulham Road, London SW3, enquiries 0171-731 8899; stitched denim pedal-pushers, pounds 69, by Burro, available from 19a Floral Street, London WC2 and A2, 9 Ethel Street, Birmingham, enquiries 0171-240 5120; clear-lense `Sidney' glasses with rust frame, pounds 190, by Kirk Originals, as before; `Bennie' desert boots, pounds 54.95, by Ben Sherman from Shelly's nationwide, enquiries 0171-580 8600

Navy Harrington jacket, pounds 89, and navy belted trousers, pounds 89, both by Burro, as before; beige `Brothers' shoes, pounds 82, by Camper, 39 Floral Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171-379 8678

Photographer's assistant Sarah Greenwood

Stylist's assistant Lucy Allen

Grooming Charlie Pichon, using Aveda

Models Fil Hanley at So Dam Tuff and Billy White at Take Two

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