As of late I’ve been rocking a less preppy look. The only reason this look has hipster in the title is because this used to be my idea of a “hipster” back when the term was still cool. (Wait was it ever?)
You may or my not know that I am terribly near sided which means that I constantly need a pair of strong prescription glasses affixed to my face. Now if you REALLY know me personally then you might have known that I broke my vintage metal aviator frames (seen here) all the way back in December. At this time a regular person would have either gotten that pair fixed for found a new pair in a short amount of time. I happen to not be a “regular” person.” Let’s just say that it took months and a couple $5 street vendor frames later until I found the perfect pair. Enter Warby Parker.
A fellow editor of mine, Jessica Lapidos, told me of a brand that sold affordable frames , gave to charity, and were super cool. I immediately made an appointment to visit the Warby Parker showroom in Manhattan. I fell in love with the many styles and colors of glasses. The employes were amazing helped my find the perfect pair of glasses. (Which I got in 2 colors)
All glasses start $95 except the monocle (yes, a monocle!) You can either visit a showroom or order your glasses online. You can even enter your eye prescription and they will put them in for you. I think my favorite aspect of these guys is that they have a “Buy A Pair, Give a Pair” program where they try to serve the one billion people on earth who do not have access to glasses whenever a pair is purchased.