Fashion-Impaired Guy Needs Cool New Specs
October 31, 2007 6:32 PM Subscribe
I need new glasses. My style sense is atrocious... how can I find out what frames are in fashion, and which of those suit my overall look?
I'd like contacts, but for strange reasons I won't go into, can't wear them. So, I usually defaulted to not-round-but-not-square thin metal frames. I'd like to investigate something more stylish, but I'm stumped as to what isn't dated, age-inappropriate, unsuited to my face and build, or just plain silly.
I'm a guy, and built like an upright washer/dryer set - big and heavy, but not round. My fiancé really likes my eyes, and thinks they're large and expressive (puppydog eyes, she calls them). She hates my glasses, but doesn't really like any of the ones we tried at random at the optometrist. Are thick plastic frames still in? Are there any that don't make me look like I'm squinting? Are "frameless" styles still cool, or does the fact Alton was wearing them in Season II and Colbert wearing them now bode ill for their up-to-the-minute cred?
I'm not really a stylista, but this is one area where I'd like to put in the effort.