Living in Washington, I figured I need to wear glasses that had some character, and so opted retro-period glasses because they are a prime example of classic (debuted 1949) American design and manufacture. They help, I think, with my geek cred, too.
I’ve mentioned them before but today, I’ve seen them in three movie ads, a bourbon whiskey ad, and a promo for a new kind of television set. Both Malcolm X and Colonel Sanders wore them. The model is the Ronsir Zyl by Shuron.
See more here. You know you want them. (As I ease back into post-Thanksgiving blogging.)
In that picture, you bear a strong resemblance to the guy playing the cheerleader’s father on Heroes.
Well, I hear it is a show to watch, but I have also regrown by beard. (Hubby and my mother prefer it, as it happens.) Need to change that photo!
Saw this and thought of you …
“Once upon a time, if you wore horned-rimmed glasses, you were considered a high-tech geek. Pocket protector included.
But now there’s a slightly sinister â€” dare we say dangerously sexy? â€” air among men in such frames.”
Hmm. “Slightly sinister … dangerously sexy.” It could be your new signature. ;)
Oh dear, as if being 6’4″, a dark beard, and less-than-warm-and-cuddly affect didn’t peg me as a baddie.
So, where in DC did you find them? I have bookmarked the site for months but have not found a place that carries them. In case we ever run into each other, I promise I won’t get the same colors.
@gary. http://www.embassyeyecare.com/. Dupont. Special order. But in retrospect, I think I paid too much. I called Shuron and they told me who was in the area, selling them. There may be more now. Since I understand they still have some currency among African American shoppers going for the Malcolm X look, you might also inquire on Georgia Avenue or in one of the majority black wards.