I find myself watching the Colbert Report more and more. My wife finds the Comedy Central show hilarious. I like to see her laugh. She loves the way he addresses the audience as “nation.”
Anyhow, when I watch the program I can’t help but notice his glasses. Or should I say, notice how I can hardly notice his glasses. Why? He chooses rimless frames. They provide a professional look–not a, “look at me, I’m professional” look, but rather reflect a sophisticated attitude of, “I want glasses that look nice, but I don’t need people noticing how nice my glasses look.”
Update 11/9/08:After some additional research, it appears Mr. Colbert wears the Kazuo Kawasaki 631 series frames. It seems that this series has been replaced by the 632 series. The Kawasakis run about $600 and are not available online, at least to the best of my knowledge.
If you want something a little–okay a lot–cheaper, you’ll find some good alternatives at the discount internet shops.
The glasses above (click the picture or here to go to the product page) are a close match to Mr. Colbert’s frames. This is an ultra-lightweight and fairly delicate pair of glasses – better for the businessman than the mechanic.