I got new specs last week.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been far sighted for years but in the past year, my distance sight has been getting fuzzy. Thankfully, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need bifocals (yet).
HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the thing that peeves me:
It came time to choose the frames. The vast majority of frames right now are rectangular, which look great on some people, but I have a fine featured, small heart shaped face. The staff at the office kept plunking overpowering, huge plastic rectangles on my face and when I explained that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like the rectangles, they told me that glasses are a Ã¢â‚¬Å“fashion statementÃ¢â‚¬Â and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just choose them to suit your face. Eventually I settled on a not too rectangular, metal/plastic combination.
I spent over $300 my fashion statement.
I got sunglasses that clip on, too. Actually, I am pretty happy with them. I just wish there was more of a range of styles to choose from.
We went into town to pick up a few things last Saturday, and I wore my brand new glasses. I know it was because I had glasses on my mind, but it seemed that all around me people were wearing glasses. Most of the glasses I saw were rectangle. All kinds of people, grandmothers, kids, middle aged men, all of them making fashion statements…
All these rectangles on multitudes of different faces; it reminded me of the bold geometric wallpapers that are everywhere right now. Who was it that decided we all have to wear rectangles on our faces? Is there a small conglomerate of powerful design gods who decide these things? Is there a connection between glasses and wall covering patterns?