Dark, thick framed glasses are all the rage. It’s hard to turn on the TV without seeing a pair of these “hipster” frames on actors and news anchors. These horn-rimmed frames have been around for many years and have traveled through the entire fashion gamut. Some call them nerdy or geek-chic, others call them retro or vintage. They drum up memories of Elvis Costello, mission control members from Apollo 13, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, James Dean, Buddy Holly.
These glasses have become fashion accessories, rather than merely tools for vision. Our favorite bespectacled stars of the moment include Jay-Z, Johnny Depp, Lebron James, and Rachel Maddow. The Washington Post put together a cute Celebrity Hipster Glasses Quiz so you can test your knowledge of glasses styles and the celebs that wear them.
What you may not know is that many of these styles can be had for more affordable prices, allowing you to have multiple glasses to achieve multiple looks. Our College frames really nail that classic look and are priced so that you can buy two or three for the same price as the name brand glasses.
Whatever you do, we beg that you don’t impersonate this style by keeping glasses from 3D movies and popping the lenses out. Yuck.