I got 11 pairs of frames in the mail last week. As much as I need glasses, it took almost a week for me to try them on.
I went with two companies - Warby Parker and a lesser known peddler, David Kind.
Parker it's pretty straight forward: select five frames and they send them to you.
With Kind, you pick three, and my assigned 'stylist', selects another three that they think would work for me. Oh - with Kind, you had to submit a photo so 'my stylist' could fit me better.
Their packaging was much much much better too. They really do it up right. The case was incredible and it comes with a mirror!
When all said and done, on-line, the Parker glasses (or the one frame I really wanted) looked incredible. In person? Not so much. I had a difficult time choosing five frames and as it turns out, only one of them possibly worked.
And maybe what I selected all started to look the same to me, or the stylist went in my direction to a fault.
Let's run through it - shall we?
None of the photos are great. They're plastic non, non-glare lenses. They show all the light everywhere - and it's reflected. It's not optimal.
A. Mr. Magoo-ish, but I love the lighter shade on the bottom.
B. Kind. I like the colouring. But they look a little Far Side-y.
C. Warby Parker. It was a whimsical choice. There is a coloured line of blue that runs around the eyes. It looks like I got it from the Buggles Collection®.
D. Not bad. Not bad. David Kind.
E. Now I'm Ira from Boca.
F. Kind of / Sort of like B. Slightly different colouring on top.
G. I like them, and maybe it's the picture, but they make my eyes look crossed.
I think I have it narrowed to two. Possibly three. Though I'm not committed to any of them just yet. I might need to throw in contacts and put them on, so I can see clearly how I'd look in them.
Anyone have any constructive criticism? Or any you like or don't?
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