Play Date: Warby Parker Goes To the Movies….

I am toying around with the idea of getting new glasses for a few months now.  While I love my current frames, it has been two years which is the equivalent of a decade in fashion years, so I am itching to find a new pair.  A creature of habit, I am placing my search in the capable hands of the eyeglass gurus at Warby Parker.

Warby Parker is my online destination for finding stylish, retro frames at amazing prices (seriously $99!).  Last time around, I played around with trying on their frames in my bathroom but figured I would not subject you to my best “Blue Steel” gazes.  Rather, I have been feeling a bit inspired by the Oscars as of late and thought it would be fun to match up my top three frames with Best Picture contenders, so here we go….

Eyeglass Style: Cromwell Sunglasses

Movie: Zero Dark Thirty

The Cromwell sunglass frame instantly reminds of the military due to its classic aviation styling.  I feel bad ass in these frames, like I could take out a whole terrorist cell and still be home in time for cocktails.

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Eyeglass Style: Pelham Obsidian

Movie: Lincoln

These frames make me feel studious, intellectual and grounded.  These are seriously some presidential-caliber frames.  I love their matte metallic finish and the slightly elongated style….


Eyeglass Style: Roosevelt

Movie: Silver Linings Playbook

Well there is nothing foul about these glasses. I heart them like I heart puppies, Bradley Cooper’s scruff and ice cream.  Preferably, I would like see all three of these combined in my bedroom, but a boy can dream.  Okay back to the glasses – a touch of retro, a tad oversized but just the right about of funk.  I love these, but then it may be because I own a pair already in tortoise.

So should I invest in sunglasses, wire frames or stick with my tried and true?  Decisions.  Decisions.  But then at $99, I could buy all three and still be  under budget from the last glasses I bought at an optical store!

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Poppa Wants New Glasses…..Help Me Decide

Be forewarned that I am about to give y’all my best Zoolander impersonation.  Reason  being is that I am looking for new glasses, in particular I am currently obsessed with the notion that I need tortoise-shell glasses.  Enter my secret weapon, Warby Parker, an online eyeglass company that sells retro plastic frames for an amazing price…..$95 inclusive.  Yup, my fellow Americans (and my equally fab foreign friends) you can get a pair of stylish frames and lenses for under $100. 

The obvious question that arises when I tell me friends about Warby Parker is “Dude, how can you buy glasses online and not try them on first?”  My response is pretty simple …”I DO try them on..”.  The web site offers customers the ability to ship up to 5 frames for an at-home try-on for FREE. Yup, you get the opportunity to try on five frames in the privacy of your own home, without a sales person breathing down your back pressuring you to make a decision on the spot.  Can you say heaven on a stick?

To be upfront, I am not a newbie to Warby Parker since I ordered my current glasses from them last year.  However, I am became an instant fan of them thanks to the awesome customer service and quick response to questions/concerns.  It also helped (just a little) that their frames are the perfect amount of retro with a modern edge.  And oh, did I mention that for every frame they sell, the give a pair of glasses to a needy individual?  So you get altruism with style at a fair price…..nifty huh?

So without further interruption, here is my interpretation of my best “Blue Steel” looks (translation – me being silly in my bathroom trying on glasses)…..

To give you a baseline, here is what I look like in my current glasses, the Roosevelt frame in matte black from Warby Parker.

Current Eyeglasses

  So here are my options….

Winston Frame in Tortoise

Thatcher Frame in Whisky

Crosby Frame in Tortoise

And just to see, here is my existing frame but in the tortoise-shell color…..

Roosevelt Frame in Striped Tortoise

 So do you have any clear favorites?  I am  leaning towards the Thatcher frames but would love to hear which frames you think best suit my face.  Leave a comment on which frame you think I should order!  My face is in your hands ….figuratively, but I have never minded a good face-cup on occassion…

PS: If you noticed, I got a haircut — yup, I am rockin’ the “fauk” aka faux mohawk once again and loving every minute of it!  You can read the saga of my hair cut here….