Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In Retro Specs: Lurrrving Vintage Eyeglasses

As I sat in the waiting room at an urgent care on Sunday sans air-conditioning with my left eye watering and twitching, I wondered to myself why I even bother with contact lenses. Some of the most fabulously fashionable people I know (Lisa Loeb, anyone?) have made their eyeglasses part of their trademark look. I love vintage clothes, so why not give vintage eyewear a try?

Don't be fooled by the name of their website -- EyeGlass Boy offers an array of vintage glasses for men and women. Plus, they are very reasonable compared to the designer frames you see at your optician's office. Of course you don't have the benefit of trying them on before you buy them, but if you can return them within 10 days or if you're feeling daring...



Well maybe not that daring. I'm more into these:



And these:



Or maybe these:


They even offer detailed directions for measuring to make sure you get the right size. And even though they're vintage, none of the glasses sold on their site have ever been worn (mostly unused optometrists' stock).

Go ahead and see for yourself!

1 comment:

Anahata said...

Eyeglassboy is a terrible company to do business with, the customer service was worse than any ive ever experienced. There are too many other shops out there selling the same merchandise, and chances are your not going to be treated with the level of disrespect that I was. Do your research before jumping for that pair of frames you just gotta have, you may get more than you bargained for.