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Handsome Reading Glasses from A.J. Morgan

I’ve been lucky. I’ve made it my entire life without needing corrective lenses of any kind. Until now.

Since I turned 44 last year, small print has decided to become harder for me to read than the terms and conditions of an Apple software upgrade. After a little bit of denial, a lot of squinting and ultimate acceptance, I decided to march over to the CVS across the street and investigate the reading glasses situation. Continue reading “Handsome Reading Glasses from A.J. Morgan”

My Ray-Ban Aviators

As with all areas of fashion, sunglass trends come and go. Those of us who are old enough to remember the ’80s can recognize the current recycled looks with the mirrored colored lenses (Vuarnets and Oakleys anyone?) and the sorbet-colored Wayfarer frames that look they were pulled out of a costume closet from MTV’s golden age. There are also the porny, dark-to-light gradient lenses that remind me of the bad guys from the first two seasons of Charlie’s Angels. If Foster Grant re-issued their 1970s collections and marketed them effectively, they’d probably make a killing. The pendulum swings back at … Continue reading My Ray-Ban Aviators

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Quality Goods, Minus the Middlemen (and the Cost)

For our whole lives, we’ve been trained to believe that certain things just cost what they cost. We just accept it without questioning it. It’s a model that disrespects men who may have discerning tastes but not necessarily the means. In a post-crash, post-Occupy, 99% world, it’s a model ripe for disruption. Continue reading Quality Goods, Minus the Middlemen (and the Cost)