Thursday 20 May 2010

Why do oldschool granddad glasses look so good?

I don't know. It's by no means a particulalry new thing. Alexis Taylor, the lead singer of Hot Chip has been wearing his for a few years.

But I think this picture illustrates how great they can look - thanks to djalankin and his girlfriend for the picture.

I've written about this image before in the context of Mykita Lite glasses, some of which have similar eyeshapes but using lighter material. As Mykita stated then, its Oda and Ulf styles (below) are aimed at the over 60s and at a younger generation.

With vintage and retro style dominating eye fashion so much, in particular with the popularity of the aviator in recent years, this style has turned the corner from the Hot Chip geek chic and will slowly enter the mainstream. So far we've seen big acetate frames becoming a must-have accessory (e.g. Prism) but look out for the metals...

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