Current eyeglasses styles for men

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Mike (remove XX's to reply), Jan 25, 2005.

  1. I'm not sure if this is the right group for this. I think it's time to
    upgrade my glasses. Any way to find out what's in style for men nowadays?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
    Mike (remove XX's to reply), Jan 25, 2005
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  2. Mike (remove XX's to reply)

    Mark A Guest

    There are some on-line frame stores (do a google search), but you need to
    just go shopping and ask the opticians to show some styles.
     
    Mark A, Jan 25, 2005
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  3. Mike (remove XX's to reply)

    scs0 Guest

    I'm not sure if this is the right group for this. I think it's time
    to
    nowadays?

    What's in style today? That's easy to answer: UGLY! The current trend
    in eyeglasses is for people to wear those thick brown or plastic frames
    with the little rectangular lenses. The thicker and gaudier the
    better. When wearing the glasses you should not have any meaingful
    peripheral vision and if you picked thick enough frames your forward
    vision should be as obscured too. When placed on your face your
    glasses should become the dominate feature and hide everything else.

    To sum it up, proper fashionable glasses should be:
    - Ugly
    - About 5 pounds in weight
    - Black or dark brown in color
    - Ugly
    - Obstructive to your vision
    - Ugly
    - Ugly
    - And did I mention ugly?

    The funniest thing about those glasses is that people wear them
    thinking it makes them look like an intellectual, but in reality it
    shows them to be a dunce who's so gullible that they were actually
    tricked into buying those hideous things. (Unless, of course, you have
    a reason to hide your face like Janeane Garofalo. Hiding her face is
    probably the only intelligent thing she's ever done.)

    Now, if you want glasses that look good then you have a lot of options.
    My last pair of glasses were amazing - they had thin metal arms that
    anchored directly into the lenses. This design eliminated the frame
    around the lenses. I was also able to get an antiglare coating on the
    lenses which made them even more invisible on my face. The lack of a
    frame also eliminated that obnoxious border around my field of vision
    (though since they are glasses I still had that boundary between the
    corrected and uncorrected light that passed into my eyes. Those
    glasses were so nice they caused their own demise. They were so close
    to not wearing glasses at all that I decided to go all the way and have
    lasik :)
     
    scs0, Jan 25, 2005
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  4. Mike (remove XX's to reply) () wrote:
    : I'm not sure if this is the right group for this. I think it's time to
    : upgrade my glasses. Any way to find out what's in style for men nowadays?

    When I picked up my new glasses a couple of weeks ago I asked my optician
    what's trendy these days. He runs a shop that carries some very
    avant-garde frames. He said that the trend in recent years to very short
    top-to-bottom frames is finally ending and that bigger lenses are making a
    comeback. He had a line of wire frames there that seemed almost like a kit
    for him to assemble; he said they could set just about any shape of lens
    in these although he had a number of display styles, some of which he said
    were copies of vintage shapes from the '50's. Think Harry Truman glasses
    in colored wire frames and you'd be close.
     
    Greg Beaulieu, Jan 26, 2005
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