Glasses Collection - Part 1

Friday, April 27, 2012

I have been wearing Glasses since I was 11 years old and found myself in the middle of math class asking to borrow my friends glasses so I could read the problems off the blackboard. Turning into a teen is hard enough without being fat and having to wear glasses. As you can imagine I was not one of the cool kids. I was bullied at times but had a core group of friends that got me through the crappy times.

I remember getting my first pair of glasses and feeling happy that I had picked a nice frame and was happy to wear them. Plus I could see!!!! It was not long after I got them when a great aunt came to visit and and I had not seen her in a few years. We were not close. The first words out of her mouth upon seeing me were " You know boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses!" I remember thinking what? Is this true? Will I forever be alone? Obviously we all know this is complete rubbish! Although at the time it had me worried and its stupid off the cuff comments like this that can crush childrens spirit. Be mindful of what you say.
Not long after this The Spice Girls came on the scene and were pro glasses wearers! Which helped me and many other I am sure.

All of the glasses below are Vintage but NOS. Meaning New Old Stock. I have purchased mainly from Dead Men's Spex on ebay and Etsy. You can buy vintage frames from many places and if you shop around online you can get prescription lenses fitted for as little as £15 including postage. If you go to a optician on the high street you can be quoted up to £50 just for lenses! Can you say RIP OFF!
I also give my Glasses names!






I have recently ordered these two pairs by Derek Cardigan from COASTAL (for USA peeps) LENSWAY (for UK peeps) to add to my collection. Also see my Blog Post on Glasses Porn for more details. Great FREE frames with prescription lenses for $20/£20 or less! 

Not sure what names I will give these ones! Maybe Dr & Catwoman.

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  1. I love the glasses especially bettie. I really need to get some more, your collection makes me jealous ! Xx

    1. take advantage of the free pair form lensway!!

  2. Majorly digging your new Dr glasses! Thanks for this post, as a fellow specs wearer it gives me a bit more confidence to not just wear whatever Specsavers have in stock!

    1. totally shop around! most sites have one of those photo things where you can see what glasses will look like on you or at least give sizes so you can tell if they will be too big for your face. one tip is dont trust a mirror!!! always take a picture of you wearing the glasses before you make your mind up. seeing a picture gives you a better perspective of what you look like. same goes for clothes! pictures pictures pictures!!! :)


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