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Old 10-18-2018, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Depends on the glass. My Ray Bans are heavy and don't stay up. But yeah, that's the perenial problem. Where to put your sunglasses, or any galsses. For a long time I would let them hang off my shirt but that would stretch the shirt. Then I started hanging them off my belt loop. That works. I also slip it in my pocket. But it doesn't end there. I don't have a place to put them away in my car. The cupholders are usually taken.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Well, I will only say that I must be the top dorky poster here. I have worn glasses since I was a teenager and there is hardly anything convenient about them...except that they allow me to see the world far better than I can without them.

In years past, whenever my prescription changed I would also purchase prescription sunglasses and it finally occurred to me that it was too expensive to continue that practice. The solution is not necessarily glamorous but it works for me and I am past the age where I worry about the 'fashion police".

These work for me because I can wear my glasses while my sunglasses go on top of my head when I'm shopping. Admittedly I buy the most attractive ones I can find and I have them in various sizes to accommodate a change in the frame size of my eyeglasses.

Yes, I am a dork and have lived long enough to qualify for that.

Fit over Sunglasses

https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/fit-over-sunglasses

https://www.amazon.com/sunglasses-fi...over%20glasses
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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So, I still remember the 80s. Everyone used to wear their glasses not so much on their eyes, but on top of their head......

Curious, when you see someone wear glasses that way, does it REALLY look dorky, or am I just paranoid from what other's have been saying on the issue?

Thanks in advance. And BTW, I'll still wear them on my head at work regardless of the results, it's just a curiosity thing...
Don't recall that glasses on the head/in the hair was a big 80s thing in NYC, but maybe.

As for who does it now and is it "dorky"? I see it done frequently, but then I live in Europe, so perhaps it is not so much "dorky" as un-American.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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So, I still remember the 80s. Everyone used to wear their glasses not so much on their eyes, but on top of their head...

Lately, I've been told that's a definite no-no these days, and looks dorky. Especially since it just gets oils from your hair (no matter how well washed) into the lenses.

That said, I have to make many trips into the back-room at work (the stocking room), and it is a requirement to wear safety glasses there. It's ok, they give us these fancy ones that you can not even tell at a glance if they are dorky safety glasses or not.

However, I do not store them in my apron when I walk out on the floor again, because they will get scratched up too easily that way. So instead I hold/wear them on the top of my head.

Curious, when you see someone wear glasses that way, does it REALLY look dorky, or am I just paranoid from what other's have been saying on the issue?

Thanks in advance. And BTW, I'll still wear them on my head at work regardless of the results, it's just a curiosity thing...
Sunglasses, all the time. Not dorky at all. No sun, you flip them up.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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I've seen my friend wear glasses on the back of her head.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Some people don't like wearing them on top of their head because it messes up their hair. Maybe if you have straight hair that is fine and flat it's okay but it you have curly full hair or an elaborate hairdo then you start seeing people wear them on their chin (REALLY weird!) or tuck them into the neckline of their shirt, etc.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I ALWAYS have a pair of readers on top of my head...... or on my nose if using them.....


I keep a good cleaning cloth in my car and next to my computer on my desk for cleanup.....
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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So, I still remember the 80s. Everyone used to wear their glasses not so much on their eyes, but on top of their head...

Lately, I've been told that's a definite no-no these days, and looks dorky. Especially since it just gets oils from your hair (no matter how well washed) into the lenses.

That said, I have to make many trips into the back-room at work (the stocking room), and it is a requirement to wear safety glasses there. It's ok, they give us these fancy ones that you can not even tell at a glance if they are dorky safety glasses or not.

However, I do not store them in my apron when I walk out on the floor again, because they will get scratched up too easily that way. So instead I hold/wear them on the top of my head.

Curious, when you see someone wear glasses that way, does it REALLY look dorky, or am I just paranoid from what other's have been saying on the issue?

Thanks in advance. And BTW, I'll still wear them on my head at work regardless of the results, it's just a curiosity thing...
"cool", "dorky" or not..if it works, it works.....
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Leaving CO in 2-wks!
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What is dorky is wearing them on the back of your head like this.
Ahahaha. So true. Truth be told, I've never seen anyone but him do that... is that a "style" anywhere?

I don't care if people wear their glasses on their heads, but the OP is right... I haven't seen it since W Magazine used to follow around Jackie O & her posse of zillionaire socialites, who sometimes held back their teased & sprayed locks with their giant Invasion of the Bee Girl sunglasses. As someone who wears them each moment I'm awake & have since 9, if I put them on top of my head, it would stretch out the frames & I'd need to readjust them, again. To that end, I also feel utter rage when someone picks up my glasses (I remove them to eat, only) & puts them on by bending them onto one ear, with one hand & then hooking onto the other... thanks a lot... you just stretched out the frame & they'll be uncomfortable 'til I get them professionally adjusted.

I've always disliked wearing glasses (the feel of something on my face all day is annoying, but something I've learned to tolerate), but as someone who needs them, I need the fit to be secure. So, top of the head, nope. Sometimes I hook them into my shirt, like if trying on a hat, putting my hair into a ponytail or switching from progressives to sunglasses, only so I don't drop them... I'm a huge butterfingers.

Oh, didn't the Poison singer (or another one from an old hair band) wear them over his baseball cap/cowboy hat? Can't find a pic, but that's a bit unusual & not for comfort, but style only.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Amateurs!

I have been known to wear a pair, have a pair on my head and have a third pair tucked into my blouse, similar to this:

https://cloudfront.dappered.com/wp-c...-em-header.jpg
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