Glasses.

Sunday, 21 December 2008


Just because it’s winter solstice in the northern hemisphere today, the 21st of December, doesn’t mean that the rest of the world has spent the majority of the day in darkness like a bat. Sunbathers in Orange County wouldn’t mind leeching some of the darkness in London to shield their eyes from the bright California sun.

If there’s one public figure after Karl Lagerfeld that has an obsession with glasses it must be Kanye West. His wardrobe possibly has more glasses than your local Specsavers store. Except for creating the surge for dysfunctional shutter shades that spread across London, Paris, NY and Milan like Chlamydia, Kanye does posses an admirable taste for bold but yet refined eye wear. Selecting glasses that suits the face is the key to his success. A pair of shades looking slick on a runway model won’t necessarily translate into a stunning appearance sitting on your nose and ears. Someone with a small face might never be able to wear big shades unless they want to look like a bee or a person trying to conceal bruises inflicted by their partner.


With clouds dominating the skyline in places across Europe and northern parts of the United States, sunglasses are about as relevant as Windows Vista is for Steve jobs. Clear lens glasses are an excellent way of adding some new punch to your facial appearance with seeking drastic measure like a new hair cut or getting plastic surgery. These types of glasses are relatively cheap props that don’t have to look geeky or goofy as if you’re on your way to a Halloween party. Select a pair of classy ones and the sophistication of your manifestation shall be on a par with a noble prize winner.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

god, kanye west is such gaudy trash.

i hate when he wears my favourite labels, it de-values them by like 85%

IK said...

Anti shows the outfit of the year!!

Anonymous said...

You look much more snappy than the mediawhore mr. West. Better presence.

I agree with my fellow Anonymous above that some public figures achieve the opposite of what they wish to. Midway 2009 Mr. West will be refused to attend any social fashion event worldwide to prevent general mal-être amongst other visitors.

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Homme Times said...

Only the right guy can pull off glasses. I ove the way the look on runways and sometmes in real life, but over all the look is a little odd. I don;t kno what, but I'll never give into it.

MANICPROJECT said...

I don't know, I kinda dig most of what mr. West throws together, but then again, with just a little bit of creativity and his bank account...

Bill said...

I'm sorry, but I always find that Kanye looks goofy in whatever glasses he wears - He's not the most handsome of men anyway. And, to me, Karl Lagerfeld looks like a buffoon, or some odd caricature of himself, these days mostly.

As for shirts buttoned all the way up, without a tie, that style become popular in the 80s when men were wearing a lot of paisley shirts. It looked good then. However, I don't find that it looks good now when one does it with a solid coloured shirt.