Thursday, January 20, 2011
Eye glasses made cool
I don't wear eye glasses nor contacts. In fact, I'm dreading the day I wake up and realize that things I once was able to see clearly are now a bit fuzzy.
So it was with some surprise that I found myself actually pining for eyewear earlier this week after reading the New York Times' profile of Warby Parker, a start-up company selling $95 glasses online only.
The glasses nearly all follow that slight hipster, slight bookworm sort of look. It's a very masculine design but in my humble opinion I think they look the best on women.
And to top it all off, they took a page out of TOM's book -- for every pair of glasses you buy, Warby Parker donates one to a person in need.
Next time I'm in NYC I might drop by one of their stores, where you can try on a pair before ordering online.
(via New York Times)