As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, which featured a bespectacled gentleman in tortoiseshell frames, here are some new glasses by Warby Parker released earlier this month.
The new shapes are called the Buckley (above), Bates (below) and Oxley (bottom).
I ran them by David Wilder, longtime salesman in J. Press’ New York store and known for his expertise in the history of eyewear. After noting that the models sound like they were named for dormatories at a quaint Midwestern college, Wilder added:
The Buckley and Bates are updated version of the “Shosty” frame which Trapp used to carry in homage to Shostakovich. This updated P3 in the “eyebrow” style has been an appealing recent trend. The Oxley is very George Smiley and reminds me of vintage Dunhill models from the ’80s that my father used to wear.
The glasses are available as prescription or sunglasses. View Warby Parker’s full summer collection here. — CC
No. Wayfarers, only.
This comment raises something I am wondering: Do people generally prefer Wayfarers over WPs?
Warby-Parker produces some great looking frames in all kinds of classic styles, colors, etc. Sadly, for people with really poor eyes like yours truly, they are unable to fill high prescriptions beyond +/-10. At least that was the case in 2013 when I considered a purchase and called the company headquarters in NYC.
Heinz-Ulrich von B.
Interesting blog, thanks. ( well the one about clothing ) 😉
@Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke: I believe it is still the same, I do not wear glasses (my brother does) but if I am not mistaken could you buy a pair and take them to your eye doctor and get custom perscription in? I could be very wrong.