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 doesnâ€™t really matter.
In a recent issue of Us Weekly, there was a page pointing out this trend thatâ€™s been going on, and they called it â€œBlack Frame Flubsâ€. 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 â€œflubâ€ was Johnny Depp. LOOK AT HIM. He can wear poop on his face and you donâ€™t call it a flub. Ok too far. But heâ€™s been wearing those for years. Step off.
Now the trend has taken over but itâ€™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 Biergartenâ€¦
The company is Warby Parker if youâ€™ve never heard of them. Thatâ€™s my pair in the photo, theyâ€™re called â€œMilesâ€.Â 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.
â€œBut Lianne, how did you know they would look good on you?â€
Simple, really! Aside from the fact that most things do (Iâ€™m just kidding, Iâ€™m really modest), the website allows you to upload a picture of yourself and you can â€œtryâ€ the glasses on. But if thatâ€™s not enough, and you need to actually see them on you because youâ€™re vain like me, they will send you 5 pairs of your choice to help you pick, then you ship them back – foâ€™ 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 thatâ€™s awesome. So please donâ€™t let LensCrafters screw you out of your money. Itâ€™s all the same material anyway. Actually, donâ€™t quote me on that.