New Glasses: Wide-Arm Wireframes

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Thumbnail: Side detail, D&G logo
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Thumbnail: White designer case
Thumbnail: The branding on the case
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I final­ly got some new glass­es. It’s been years since I had my pre­scrip­tion updat­ed and things in the dis­tance were start­ing to get blur­ry, mak­ing my eyes tired very ear­ly in the day. This time I got a wire-frame pair, instead of the thick emo frames I got last year, though they’re still D&>.

The wide arms are in now, but I real­ly don’t like that style (or maybe it just doesn’t fit my face). I also tend to not buy any­thing that’s cur­rent­ly fash­ion­able, as I pre­fer clas­sic designs. The wide wire-frame arms on this pair push the whole idea of trendy, but are oth­er­wise acceptable.

I’m still get­ting used to the weight. They’re very light, but still not as light as my last com­mon­ly worn pair, which were like not wear­ing glass­es at all. The good thing, I’ve come to dis­cov­er, is that they’re not flex­i­ble, and while this makes them more frag­ile, they’re much eas­i­er to clean as they don’t bend when try­ing to hold steady.

Some peo­ple ask me why I don’t get con­tacts, and it’s because glass­es are a part of my per­son­al­i­ty. In a way, they define me, stay­ing in touch with my dorky past. At the wed­ding Tom asked me to take them off for the pic­tures since they turn pho­to grey from UV light, but I refused. I think I would have looked stranger with­out my glass­es, then with my eyes obscured by tint.

Choosing these frames took a cou­ple of vis­its. I had a hard time trust­ing Bronwen’s opin­ion because some­times she thinks I look good in things that make me either laugh or hurl. I went to Lenscrafters with Aaron and he tried on one pair that imme­di­ate­ly made me think that’s the one, but I didn’t have that instant­ly recog­ni­tion with mine. Louise did though when I showed her, and that’s when I decid­ed on them. Apparently they make me look more mature, or some shit.

7 comments

  1. Oo, Very nice. I kind of wish they didn’t scream D&G though. But the shape works per­fect­ly for you.

  2. Awesome! Those are some nice glass­es. I don’t real­ly like wire frames, but I like those. They are flat­ter­ing. I gots me some new glass­es recent­ly too, DKNY. Glasses are so fun, good for you on not get­ting con­tacts. Seriously, I com­plete­ly under­stand. Glasses are my iden­ti­ty, you take them off and I feel so exposed, and boring!

  3. @xibee — I don’t think the glass­es them­selves scream D&G too much, not the way Gucci does with rhine­stone let­ter­ings at least. Someone just told me today that the shape fits me as well actu­al­ly. I’m start­ing to believe it.

    @quelyn — Thank you. I like your glass­es too…the blue is very sharp. I wish I could pull off some­thing that bold.

  4. man as if u went and got spec’s with­out me i told u i had thows sweet elton john frames u was save­ing for you now who will were the baby blues with the red gem stones :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

  5. Hah, I got these before the wed­ding Rob. You nev­er notice me anymore. :(

  6. it’s such a bitch to find frames you like… and once you get them, you’re stuck with them for a long time. I hate to go through the dread­ed mis­ery of find­ing new frames.

  7. I think it’s excit­ing, but also very true that you’re stuck with them for a while (I per­son­al­ly believe it’s the cost of glass­es that deter­mine this, oth­er­wise, I’d buy a lot more).

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