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Old 10-26-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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What is up with people wearing these glasses lately? They are so ugly IMO. Put a piece of tape around the middle and I swear they remind me of "Porky's Revenge of the Nerds".
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Not everyone can carry off that look, that's for sure. I'm always reminded of George Burns or Harry Carey when I see them. They are sort of cartoon-ish.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Well buddy Holly start a craze then those gallses like yor grandfther owre with the plastch top frames and wire bottom got popular.Johnny Dep made them polular again for awhile. Its just fade IMO.I mean once you get peole to wear raggied clothes that don't fit;anyhting is possible.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Contacts people. If you can - look into them!!!


IMHO, Johnny Depp can pretty much get away with wearing just about anything. Saw him up close and personal at a Public Enemies film making near me. He had a much better looking pair of glasses on but the scarf was a tad over the top. (Sorry. Got sidetracked thinking about him. )
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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They look like those ugly cat-eye glasses people had to wear back in the 50's-60's because there was no other choice (example:Kevin's friend Paul on 'The Wonder Years') I'd rather walk around half-blind!
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Old 10-26-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Contacts people. If you can - look into them!!!
I think most people DO look into it. I never could, so I've always been at the mercy of whoever designs eyewear. The recent trend toward teeny tiny lenses with big frames drives me nuts. It means a huge area in my field of vision is out of focus and I have to swing my head around instead of just moving my eyes. Irritating when I'm driving, in particular.

The role of glasses is:
#1 - help me see the world around me well
#2 - to look stylish

I hate it when #2 interferes with #1.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I rememer Henry Kissinger in those glasses, too.
I like the look, only because I hate contacts
and I clean my glasses at least once daily.
I also like glass lenses, because they are easier
to clean.
The chunky plastic frames are not so delicate.

But, that is practical me.
I would like them in transparent plastic, though - not black.

I love the big framed sunglasses.

I think Oliver Peoples brought these things back.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Glasses, like shoes, have to change styles all the time to promote revenue. I guess the black ones are the kind that are popular now.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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They always remind me of Lisa Loeb. I guess they look okay on some women, but on a guy they just look nerdy IMO.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I really dont know whats up with that. I see women wearing those big ol' gaudy sunglasses that cover over half your face, sheesh. Usually its a celeb that starts a 'trend' thing and everyone wants to be the caboose, following that trend, rather than 'sail their own boat'. I wear what feels comfy, what I personally like, not what everyone else wears just because its 'in' and havent lost any friends because of it.
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