Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Want Your Specs: Fucking Hipster Glasses

My husband found out recently that he needs glasses (poor baby!) so last weekend we browsed around a few optical places to check out his options. Because I’m a bit of a brat, though, I mostly ignored Hubs and perused the selection of women’s frames instead. I’ve owned glasses since the sixth grade, but they rarely make it out of their case —I much prefer contact lenses. As a result, it’s been a ridiculous number of years since I last bought new glasses. The ones I have now are at least six prescriptions out of date; I can barely see out of them. What better time to treat myself to a new pair of specs?

While browsing, I found myself repeatedly drawn to oversized, thick-framed glasses. Think sexy librarian from 1987. This style seems to be everywhere right now:

 Designer and blogger Judy Aldridge, fabulous in hers

Her equally fab daughter Jane  has a pair

Annabel from Blushing Ambition scored some kick-ass Jimmy Choo frames



And here are the lovely Oliver Peoples Lukas glasses she was considering before buying the Choos
Photo via Blushing Ambition

Garance Doré loves her friend Anna Laub’s new line of eyewear, PRISM 

I’m really feeling the clear “New York” frames, which can be purchased here 



So what do you think — should I take the plunge and get a pair? Considering how long it’s taken me to update my old ones, these glasses could potentially be around for many, many years. Are these timeless or painfully trendy? More importantly, how can I wear these without looking like someone from Look At This Fucking Hipster ?



I mean, really. Look at this fucking hipster.
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