I've worn glasses since I was a kid.... I once swapped glasses with a 75 year old man, and his weren't as strong as mine.
People ask me why I haven't got contacts, or had laser eye surgery; and among answers such as "I don't quite fancy having a Bond villain's weapon of choice aimed at my face" and "I take issue with regularly poking myself in the eye" is simply this:
Glasses are cool. (and Harry Potter wears them.)
Who better to illustrate this than Warby Parker? - The designer eyewear company who not only specialise in the thick-framed specs with which I have fallen in love, but who also operate with an extremely noble concept at their core. Their 'buy a pair, give a pair' initiative is so far responsible for the distribution of one million pairs of glasses to people in need, all over the world. If that's not cool, what is?
So when the lovely people at Warby Parker asked me to take a peek at their new Waterway Collection - a selection of their classic shapes revamped in new colourways - I was powerless to resist, and decided to pick my favourite.
The Percey frames in crystal are refreshingly minimal, and represent a modern take on a classic shape. The fact that they're colourless means that they're versatile, and while I don't really wear anything that isn't black, white or grey, I can appreciate that this would be a draw for people who have a more eclectic colour palette. I'd love it if they introduced some of their larger frames in clear too!
If you'd like to check out what else Warby Parker have on offer (and I highly recommend that you do) visit their website.
Here's where I suggest you head first: