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”
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
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)
A friend recently asked me whether or not thick, horn-rimmed glasses would be good for him or if they had become passé. Since the powerful influence of Mad Men‘s style started creeping into the mainstream, inspiring men even in the … Continue reading Horn Rim Heroes: Making the Case for Those Thick Glasses
It perhaps began with his iconic three-time portrayal as Harry Palmer starting with The Ipcress File in 1965, but Michael Caine has displayed a spectacular, glorious, badass selection of eyewear over the years. From the chunkiest of horn rims to … Continue reading The Spectacular Spectacles of Michael Caine
I love my Oliver Peoples frames, and I get complimented on them all the time, but they ran me almost $400. Never again. In terms of taking the ridonkulous price point of designer eyewear and blowing it out of the … Continue reading Warby Parker: My Next Pair of Glasses