Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I was framed!


My sight has been going for years. It seems to have accelerated the last 5 or so but it's been going none the less. I have resisted surgery of any kind, mostly because it's still pioneer days with the Lasiks, but I also love wearing glasses. LOVE IT! Frames are the greatest accessory there is for a guy if you don't count guitar pedals. I'm a big fan of taking inexpensive sunglasses and swapping out the frames like the pair I have on above which are from a company called Mosley Tribes. When I say inexpensive I mean that I got them on sale at Gilt. Sometimes I actually wear my dark sunglasses indoors or after dark and that is because I suffer from macular degeneration which is a slow form of creeping blindness. Essentially all light becomes too bright and it makes my eyes water and itch and I blink too much. The dark glasses make my globes feel like they've been submerged in cool water. Yes I look like an asshole to some and a jazz musician to others but at this point in my life I could give a fuck. I love my sunnys (australian term) and I'd wear them to bed. My go to pair of darks are The Deacon by Oliver Peoples. Like the hat, finding the right pair of sunglasses took awhile to find but when I did I stopped looking and bought 3 pair. The Deacons are my jam. But with the clear indoor glasses I'm still  playing around with cheap frames till I find the ones that work. Glasses like all clothes are an opportunity to say something about yourself so get after it you optically challenged fashion beast. If you have questions ask em here. ODE!!

UPDATE: Just after I posted this and then reposted to all of the usual places I was alerted by several people that there is a amazing Glasses and Frames site that will not only take your perscription but also let you try on and return their frames. They are called Warby Parker and they look awesome. I recall a friend telling me about this before. Not only are the glasses cool and retro but they also have a buy a pair donate a pair program. I will be purchasing a pair today. Here's to the internet community!


7 comments:

  1. I, too, am a aficionado of "sunnys." I have this great issue known as "photic sneeze reflex" where my very blue/green eyes freak the fuck out when I go outdoors into a sunny day and proceed to sneeze 3-8 times in a row. My sunnys are form + function. You're a champ, Greg. Saw you at WiseGuys last September in SLC, Utah. Would love to have ya' back sometime. They say never meet your heroes, well you were the best kind, and came out after the show (I got a hug and a picture, damn.) Glad I met one of mine, you did not disappoint.

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    1. Paige! Thank you I will try to get to SLC but yo may have to come see me as I am taking less and less work away from the family. Thank you for reading this, flattered. GB

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  2. I had Lasik 8 years ago and am going in for an eye exam today because they deteriorate anyway and then you need glasses again. It was great while it lasted though.

    You look super awesome. I hope I can pull off a pair of frames as easily as you do.

    Tracy

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    1. Tracy I love you!! You know this. Kiss that tattooed manimal you live with. GB

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    2. Mwah. I will tell him. KWC is opening for Sleep at the Fox in Oakland on Tuesday. They're pretty excited.

      See you and the gorgeous Amira soon, I hope.

      Tracy

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  3. Hey gb and Amiira there is an online glasses retailer high style and very reasonable: www.warbyparker.com

    xo

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  4. Very cool sunglasses. They fit you ideally. I like their laconic form and perfect frame color. Nice choice! But I personally prefer more sporty style, as Oakley eyeglasses have.

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