Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sheldon Scott from Restaurant Marvin, and his funky clear specs

I'm not familiar with Washington DC but found this profile photo of Sheldon Scott who is manager of Restaurant Marvin.. and I absolutely love the clear plastic specs he has on. Does anyone know what brand/model they are?

Source: http://www.wornmagazine.com/2010/03/marvin-men-sheldons-glasses/

The "Donahue" glasses frames from 3.1 Phillip Lim

I love how dope these black and gold optical glasses are.

As reported by SlamXHype, these are the latest Spring 2010 range of frames from 3.1 Phillip Lim called the "Donahue" which claims to be a modern twist on a classic aviator style.

Source: http://slamxhype.com/fashion/3-1-phillip-lim-%E2%80%9Cdonahue%E2%80%9D-glasses/

Ultimate Photo Guide to Hipster Glasses

Feast your eyes on thousands of fashion photos / look books featuring glasses frames from Lookbook.nu. You're bound to find the hipster look you're seeking for in this massive collection of pics.

Source: http://lookbook.nu/looks#categories/eyewear

Improve your job prospects with eye glasses (and look sexy at the same time)

The results are in: glasses are more chic than geek!

MBFW A/W 2010: Lena Hoschek Fashion Show

An online survey conducted by OPSM New Zealand confirm that glasses are sexy and can even help you when applying for a job.
  • 60% believe wearing glasses help improve your changes of getting a new job
  • Just over half say they believe colleagues take those who wear glasses more seriously
  • 70% think spectacles make people look more knowledgeable, likeable, professional, stylish, successful and trustworthy.
  • 74% believe glasses can make people look sexy
  • 94% of respondents agree that glasses now more fashionable then ever
Source: http://www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/glasses-more-chic-geek-survey/5/43447

Britney Spears rocks it out with nerd glasses

Britney Spears spotted in her oversized, fake geek glasses.

Britney Spears Takes Her Boyfriend To A Hotel

Britney Spears Takes Her Boyfriend To A Hotel

Britney Spears Takes Her Boyfriend To A Hotel

The Specs Effect - Lynx/Axe Ad Parody from Specsavers

Very funny TV advert from Specsavers featuring hundreds of bikini clad women.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Buying prescription glasses online - a review of eyewear retailers

Matthew Curry has posted on Econsultancy.com a really descriptive review of his experience buying a new pair of prescription eye glasses from online retailers. It covers a lot of points that I agree with such as:

- Virtual Mirrors and Actual glasses on Actual people
People don't buy a particular frame because it looks good on a shelf or behind a lightbox. They pay top dollar for glasses frames because it makes their face look good. One of the biggest barriers of online eyewear retailers is that you cannot try on the glasses, as opposed to an offline store where you just pick up the glasses instore, pop it on and check yourself out in the mirror.

Takeout for online stores: Please offer the virtual mirror or at the very least feature photos of people with the glasses on.

- Face Shapes
Matthew doesn't believe that face shapes contribute at all to helping choose the right frame for your face. I'm still trying to figure out what my face shape is - I can never see myself in those Round/Heart/Square face diagrams.

However, a trick I learnt from my boyfriend who used to work at Sunglass Hut many years ago is to match your glasses with the shape/curve of your eyebrows.

I look forward to reading Matthew's follow up post which will be about the delivery of his order and the actual goods itself.

What has been your experience ordering glasses online? Or even better for me personally, what's your trick to finding your face shape besides looking at clip art type figures?

Check out his full review: http://econsultancy.com/blog/5363-buying-glasses-online-short-sighted-thinking-from-retailers