Being visually impaired for most of my life, I have had the great pleasure (can you sense the sarcasm?) of owning many, often unattractive pairs of glasses. After countless years of being called "four eyes", I decided to make the switch to contact lenses. Innumerable eye infections and a cultural renaissance (the hipsters made me do it), had me re-embracing glasses in a BIG way! In a sense, I am defined and often identified, especially on the blogging circuit, by my oversized, yet stylish, tortoise shell frames. I have learned to love my spectacles...they're unique and I think uniqueness is pretty darn cool!
Now how, you ask, does this relate to Warby Parker? First of all, were you aware how BAD ASS this company really is? Why? 1) They provide prescription eyewear at a fraction of the cost. 2) Their frames are the tits (translation: the in-house design team knows what their consumers want to wear and deliver a fashion-forward "dope as shit" aesthetic season after season) 3) They partner with non-profits to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold one is distributed to a person in need. What's not to LOVE, right?
The company just launched its Fall 2014 collection TODAY, and introduced 9, yes NINE, new shapes. For the bold, they created three clever styles in crystal. For the polished professionals, they updated three hardworking acetate frames with titanium temples. And for the folks who really mean business, they designed a handful of angular silhouettes. Two new hues were also added to the mix: Striped Pacific and Petal Tortoise. The first is a streaked combination of rich, seaworthy blues; the second is a painterly mix of soft pinks and earthy browns.
Check out the entire collection, here: https://www.warbyparker.com/eyeglasses
So what do you think? C'mon...you know you wanna try a pair!