Friday, March 9, 2012
You Wouldn't Hit A Guy With Glasses Would You?
I remember the burning passion with which I wanted them like it was yesterday. Enough days sitting too close to the television, a couple of cross-eyed faces that might stick, and I'd be in a pair of glasses in no time--just like my 3rd grade best friend. His glasses had instantly elevated him up the social ranking of elementary school like winning the lottery in a soup kitchen, and I was determined to keep up. Unfortunately, I was horrible at purposefully failing eye exams and my corrective lens days would have to wait until junior high.
And so it is now after decades of yearly eye exams and contact lenses that I have finally come to a startling revelation--my face is unfathomably long. And shamefully, beardless. I'm afraid the unremarkable nature of it may actually be tiresome on the eyes of the general public to travel over until you get to the rest of my lanky exterior. With no epically styled Abbey Road-esque facial hair and no real hope of ever achieving such a level of manliness in this lifetime, I find myself in a situation at times where I need to punch up the whole face part of my look. One option is to follow Mike Tyson's example. Another, is a new pair of solid frames.
As the gentlemen above more than adequately illustrate, a slick pair of frames accomplish the total opposite of making you look like a "square", they make you look like a blasted genius--smarter, more confident, in control. Simple as that. Use them to mix it up, whether it's everyday or just when your look needs an extra shot of chutzpah in the morning. And don't shy away from it. Go BOLD with your frames, and let others admire the effortless swagger with which you pull them off.
As for me, my wife's still getting used to them. They're a big change--and here's to hoping I have enough swagger of my own to rock them appropriately. What do you think? Let me know in the comments and I'll see you all next week! Until then, Cheers.