Men's Geek Glasses - Which Ones?

   I have, for nearly my entire adult life, sported the same style of glasses - black, thick framed ones, as favoured by the likes of Buddy Holly and Jarvis Cocker, a perfect short-hand signifier for my inner geekhood. Yet, these glasses, as pictured throughout my blog, have left me feeling rather complacent and I've often wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try some new styles. Thankfully Specspost have given me such a chance!

   Specspost, who provide a range of prescription geek glasses, have offered me a rather wonderful opportunity: I selected three pairs of glasses from their web-site, of which I have been sent the frames to try on, and choose my favourite pair. Once these have been selected I can get my prescription lenses added and wear them on a day to day basis without bumping into things or being even worse at Tetris than I already am. This is where you, dear readers, come in!

   I've taken photographs of myself sporting each pair as well as a picture of myself bare-faced (although I do have to apologise for my hair on these pictures - they were taken on New Year's Day which explains why I look to be taking the lead character from Old Boy as my follicle inspiration). If you would be kind enough to leave a comment below about your preferred choice that would be fantastic!

Which of the following do you think suits me best?
(Please leave your thoughts in the comments) 



This is me au natural. Sometimes I still get IDd. I presonally think I look like a bass player from a low-fi Scottish indie band from the 80s who only released two EPs before splitting but remain well respected in some quarters.


Pair 1

These "Nile" Havana glasses are perhaps my favourite - they provide, in my opinion, all the qualities that my default black-framed pair do, an air of articulate intellectualism, whilst their tortoise shell design adds an edge of regal debonair sophistication to outfits I tried them with too. In short, they make me look much more clever and handsome than I actually am. I'd like to think this is the type of eye-wear which an impossibly handsome actor would sport in a film playing an idealistic primary teacher in a Korean melodrama.



Pair 2

These Johnny Depp style round glasses are a perfect example of why face shapes should be taken into consideration when choosing eye-wear. Although when in their cases, and off my face, the frames are clearly of the highest quality, I do fear when I sport them I transform into a highly visible version of Where's Wally? They'd be perfect for some, as evidenced by Johnny Depp sporting his, but, as far as I can tell, not for me.


Pair 3

I rather like this pair of Malli specs too. Although I do think i may have a personal preference for the first of the styles, these do also add a touch of regality to the wearer's appearance - the frames are slightly darker than the "Havana" style and, as such, provided perfect accompaniment for a whole host of different articles I tried on. Alas, I fear these may be a touch too small for my surprisingly wide head.


About Specspost
Specspost is an on-line glasses retailer based in Manchester who ship their eye-wear across the world. Browse their collection here - http://www.specspost.co.uk/

20 comments

  1. The first pair are definitely the best, and you are right, the first pic has an air of old boy about it :)

    Now I am going to have to go and watch it again as it is in my head now!

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  2. A classic case of looking better in glasses than without. The tops ones definitely and a definite no no to the black Johnny Depp style glasses. Well done old boy!

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    1. Aye - I pretty much agree with every thing you've said there. Thanks!

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  3. Agree with the above comments - definitely the top pair (though the bottom pair aren't half bad either!), and a big no-no to the Johnny Depp glasses... look more 'Where's Wally' that 'Johnny Depp' to me!
    And excellent hair! x

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  4. I love the 3rd pair :)

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    1. I think I prefer the first - you can't tell on the photos but I they were a bit small for my surprisingly wide head!

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  5. The first pair for definite! Although the 3rd pair come a close second ^+^

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  6. I'm in favour of the first pair. Just skipping the middle pair.... ha ha. I think the third pair are a little too dark. First pair for the winner :)

    Naomi xxx

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    1. Haha yeah - second pair looked awesome on site and in their case too... just up until the moment I put them on my face! Sure they'd suit someone else but defo not for me!

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  7. You look like Harry Potter in number 2 (I love HP)!! I vote #3, you can't beat the tortoise shell look. :)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. Haha I hadn't thought about Harry Potter but you're quite right!
      Also I love 80% more like an owl in that photo!

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  8. I agree, you look like Potter in No.2! :D But your features look best on No.3 <3

    XO, Michi
    www.hautemenot.blogspot.com

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  9. Go with the first pair! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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    1. I've indeed gone with them! Getting lenses fitted soon.

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  10. first pair for the win, definitely. I know what you mean about face-shape being a very important part of glasses selection; I've a fairly wide face myself, which is really quite round not to mention I'm so pale that dark coloured frames make me look ill. But, oh how your commentary on the glasses made me chuckle...in a good afternoon pick-me-up sort of way.

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    1. Glad it made you chuckle! And thanks for taking the tie to comment - glad im not the only one who can't wear round glasses :)

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  11. Hi! I think pair 2, you looks good in round sunglasses.


    Oakley Sunglasses

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