"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." - Albert Einstein

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Eyewear takes a '50s turn for fall, by Tom Ford and Warby Parker!

TOM FORD Special Edition Eyewear for Women #5257

Yellow-gold plated metal with brown/gray or
white/gray striped horn
TOM FORD has proven that he's a Man of the Brand with his past successes at the helm of Gucci, and now as master of his own universe, the TOM FORD brand of cosmetics, fragrance, accessories, women's wear, and eyewear.  That said, the eyewear line has just released luscious images of the new Fall/Winter 2012 eyewear collection which shows a heavy borrowing from the past, specifically the Mad Men era of the 1950's. The frames are beautifully crafted in Italy from actual water buffalo horn, and arrive in a Bakelite case with a chamois cloth and cream for careful cleaning! At $2,950 a pop, you'll get to choose from yellow gold-plated metal with brown and gray striped horn, or yellow-gold plated metal with white and gray striped horn.

Or, if you're less inclined to spend the better part of your paycheck (or two) on your frames, you should check out the Nedwin Cedar frames by Warby Parker. Pleasantly retro, they have a rounded rectangular shape, in a warm tortoiseshell color. They're $95.00-- and that includes prescription lenses and non-glare coating! And best yet, for every pair you buy, they provide a pair to someone in need.