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Jan 23, 2012 10 Comments

I have no idea if any of the glasses above are actually required for seeing. I also am not going to try to hunt down the designers because it doesn’t really matter.

In a recent issue of Us Weekly, there was a page pointing out this trend that’s been going on, and they called it “Black Frame Flubs”. I mean, 40% of all A-listers at the SAG Awards last year had thick-rimmed glasses on. That is an actual statistic. I took particular note because I had just gotten a pair, and I not-so-subtly forbade anyone from getting them. I understand not everyone looks good in them, Us Weekly, but one of the people they called a “flub” was Johnny Depp. LOOK AT HIM. He can wear poop on his face and you don’t call it a flub. Ok too far. But he’s been wearing those for years. Step off.

Now the trend has taken over but it’s definitely one I support, because now everyone can look like a geek rocket scientist. Or an author. Or a Friday Puppy blogger. I considered laser eye surgery, but then I stumbled upon these glasses, way before the company-that-I-am-so-delightedly-reluctant-to-share-with-you blew up.

So, if you want to maybe resemble any of the above, or even Matt from his beefsteak dinners at the Biergarten…

The company is Warby Parker if you’ve never heard of them. That’s my pair in the photo, they’re called “Miles”.  I wear them every day. They came in this cool velvet-y lined case with their own polishing square, all for $95. With prescription lenses. And free shipping. Yes, I am serious.

“But Lianne, how did you know they would look good on you?”

Simple, really! Aside from the fact that most things do (I’m just kidding, I’m really modest), the website allows you to upload a picture of yourself and you can “try” the glasses on. But if that’s not enough, and you need to actually see them on you because you’re vain like me, they will send you 5 pairs of your choice to help you pick, then you ship them back – fo’ free! – and you order those bitches.

They have a lot of good stuff going on in that company, but only a few showrooms for now. Perhaps best of all, they have this whole TOMS approach – for every pair they sell, they send a pair to someone in need. I think that’s awesome. So please don’t let LensCrafters screw you out of your money. It’s all the same material anyway. Actually, don’t quote me on that.



Comments

  • creed
    Jan 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

    zennioptical.com is EVEN cheaper. Been using them for years. Just ordered a pair of prescription glasses with High Index, non-glare lenses for $38. Includes shipping and tax.

  • Robin
    Jan 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Take what you said about Johnny Depp and apply it to Anne Hathaway and Robert Downey Jr. In fact, triple it for them because they completely outshine Johnny Depp and Tina Fey in that collage. So yes, triple the poop, please.

  • Lianne
    Jan 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

    RDJ is my #1. Johnny Boy was just in the Us article, along with Brad Pitt and David Beckham. More poop.

  • acw
    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    LOVE Warby Parker. I started using them about a year ago. So fun to accessorize, and try on the samples for free…and totally necessary too, because some of them look fabulous on their models and really really horrible if you…aren’t a model. (shocking). Wish all online stores had that option.

  • Pete
    Jan 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m going to check this out. Thanks, Lianne.

  • Reggio
    Jan 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    i wear the RB 4101 Jackie OHH

  • shoegirl
    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I could not agree with you more! I have long considered myself a nerd (*ahem*… super intelligent female), so I am loving that big, geek-inspired frames are in! Warby Parker has single-handedly made chuck the contacts and become a full-time glasses wearer – and they’re affordable enough to have several to really use as accessories. I just ordered my third pair!

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