Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Ever since I bought my first pair in a senior citizens supply store in Florida, I've been mildly obsessive about giant sunglasses. Not only do they hide a hangover, but they also prevent wrinkles around your eyes and because I smoke, Factor 50 and giant specs are all I have.
I'm happy to experiment with most things, but sunglasses are one thing I refuse to fuck with. The return of small round frames (SS09 Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten, Ralph Lauren) puts the fear of god into me. They even manage to look silly on an Olsen. It's happening though, Nasty Gal has clean sold out of their $40 black 'Annie' glasses and we haven't even had an Easter egg yet.
I reckon you need a tiny head to pull these off, so I'm out of luck there, but even with the tiniest Pixie-Geldof head in the world, I have yet to see someone wear these and not look like Nazi scientist.
I'm digging the classic 80s frame that's on the way back for men, main pic, €18, Topman.
On the right from top:
Red Frames - Red Herring, €23.50
Enamel Aviators - Penney's, €3
Navy Frames - Dorothy Perkins, €15
Giant frames "Feeeteeeen dolla!" Chinatown, NY