Classic Geek Eyewear for Writers

July 17, 2009

Glasses have always been a part of many writer’s couture. For the lucky few that manage to read and write tiny print for days on end and be unaffected…bravo.  But for those of you who have to wear glasses AND prefer your spectacles make a statement so bold as to enter the room before you do, follow me.

When I say "prefer your spectacles make a statement", I’m not referring to wacky, zany, Elton John-type glasses  that can grab a blind man’s attention… in the shadow of night… in a dark room, but rather I am referencing the Johnny Depp, Dianne Keaton, Truman Capote, Talented Mr. Ripley type frames.  I’m talking about glasses that beg the question, "Is she really as smart as she looks?" Granted, spectacles can’t raise your IQ, but they can certainly boaster a sense of self confidence. 


Moscot, Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith – a division of Oliver Peoples – are three companies that have steered clear of the banal, and taken the scholarly/preppy styles of the early to mid-20th century, and turned them into  modern-day chic. Moscot is taking it a step further when they introduce their titanium collection this September, which will be a spin-off of classic plastic frames.  Can’t wait!

It is kind of awkward buying glasses over the internet if you’re not familiar with the style and size.  Both Moscot and Oliver Peoples have multiple walk-in shops on the East and West coasts – as well as internationally.  I’ve made it easy for you to get your feet wet.  All of the pics in this article are linked to a web source, so  just follow the "click". 

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Phillip Defreitas | Eye Test November 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

People generally use spectacles when they actually need it that means if they have some eye infection or eye diseases. But now a days it is more of a fashion. So a lot of varieties are available in the market.
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geek babes February 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

yeah i agreed what you said… nowadays i starting to use a computer for 10 hours a day i do want to have an eye wear glass for protection of my eye … can someone recommend me for the a good eyewear?


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