Monday, 30 November 2009

Boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses.

Well, so said Dorothy Parker, but they didn't have Prism or Oliver Peoples in those days, did they?

Does anything other than this style of glasses just look horribly dated now? I think maybe. But I'm a bit scared to make the jump! I think top left are Prism glasses (click to enlarge). They are gorgeous, but maybe a hipster hop too far. Oliver Peoples, on the other hand, are slightly more classic but up to date. Glasses by Adam has a good selection, and lets you try a few pairs, and you send back the ones you reject. I like the Emerson style. And it is two years since my last eye test...

[Photographs by Garance Doré and The Sartorialist]


  1. YES! I feel like my (hip as of two years ago) glasses look totally dorky now. I tried on a few styles like these when the hubby just got new glasses and felt really unsure/a little bit old lady (but isn't that the point?) and chickened out.

  2. Mike says don't buy the ones on the right as he has a pair similar you can have (Circa 1970) - actually she looks really good in them. Love her scarf too.