The comeback of glasses

Designer Carrie Mundane in vintage frames.

2008 was the end of soft and pretty. Edginess is going forever mainstream in 2009. And what shows an edge more than bold and beautiful designer eyeglasses?

Simon Chilvers considers the comeback of glasses in this 2009 article from the Guardian:

With the overload of pretty celebrities in 2009, the power of glasses to cut through the chaff is even greater. Alexa Chung, whose look revolves around an offbeat boyishness rather than high-octane glamour, is the ideal pin-up for the specs revival. Actor Jaime Winstone was clearly gunning for extra cool points when she chose to rock a hefty tortoiseshell pair recently. Hip-hop royalty are getting stuck in too. Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have all been swapping statement pap-proof shades for quirky nerd-like specs instead. Meanwhile, at a cinema near you, Gus Van Sant’s Milk, set in the 70s, features Cleve Jones, a young gay activist (played by Emile Hirsch) whose square specs fit brilliantly with this current revival.

Click for the rest of the article and some great photos

Cazal eyewear is more relevant than ever. Take the 4111, pictured below. These german-made glasses are as much artwork as RX.

If you buy your pair online at (click here), you’ll enjoy paying about half what you would at the downtown boutique. Use the coupon the right for an additional 5% savings and free shipping.

3 thoughts on “The comeback of glasses”

  1. This is great news to me since I have to wear glasses! I’ve always liked to use glasses as an accessory, especially since it is something that will be on my face everyday. It’s great to see that they are beginning to go back to the unique styles of the 70’s and 80’s. Thanks for the great info!
    Carly S.

  2. Daring style on these exotic purple German frames. It’s wonderful how often your and my taste converge, especially since you point me to bargains in the process!

  3. I don’t think that glasses were ever out of fashion. They are, and always will be, a great item to accesorrize.

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