The most essential part of the present is remembering the past. Without knowing our history, we can’t really understand where we are at presently. Corey Shapiro and The Vintage Frames Company premiers it’s series on The History Of Eyewear In Hip-Hop. Our first episode begins with legendary super producer Jermaine Dupri as he takes us through on a journey through the importance of eyewear in the Hip-Hop culture. From Kris Kross to The Fat Boys, get an insight on where it all began.
One good thing about the dress code for NBA players is that we get to see fashion sense that these gentlemen have. They have forgone the sagging pants and brought out the suits, crazy shirts, and now the Dwayne Wayne glasses. Dwyane Wade tapped into his inner geek and pulled out a pair of these retro glasses.
If I told you once, I told you twice; Warby Parker is the answer for your opticals. I love a good pair of glasses, but I will be damned if I pay some of those outlandish prices. I love to style, don’t get it twisted. But some things you can cut corners on, and glasses frames are one of them.Lucky for me, I have Warby Parker.
For those who don’t know, Warby Parker is a company that can deliver to you a pair of glasses for $95. Yep that’s right, $95. The same styles of frames that you pay $300 or more for, can be copped for under $100. If you don’t believe a player, check it out for yourself.
Designer Rikke Hagen explains the idea behind the Cognac glasses: “I wanted to craft a cognac glass. The perfect gift to the man, who has everything. The inspiration springs from my own perception of when you drink a cognac; that is when you have time and in calm surroundings. I wanted the glass to give the user a feeling of a gentleman’s study and at the same time, the sense of calmness you get when you e.g. fondle a stone. The stem kept irritating me. I took the consequence and cut it off. That’s how my Cognac glass was born.”
Sip like a Mogul
I love a good pair of sunnies, so that means I love 9five. I have a pair of their frames and I may have to add another one to my collection.
It seems like glasses have taken on a life of their own. And the bigger they are the better they are. Even kids are jumping on the eyewear bandwagon by wearing glasses with no prescription and sometimes no glasses. So where can you snatch up a pair of Steve Urkels? How about Warbyparker.com.
Warby Parker is like the Netflix of glasses. The company founded by 4 students makes shopping for glasses just that much easier. You can search their site and pick up to five pair. The company will then send you the glasses and you pick the pair you like. Then all you have to do is send back all samples and they will return the pair you selected with the prescription lens in place! Easy as 1,2,3. And get this, you can get your glasses for less than a bill ($100). Who can ask for anything more, especially when lens alone can cost you up to $100.
So get your Urkel and save a dollar or two.