As a visually impaired person an accessory necessity for years has been a good pair of spectacles. Aside from a Mike Tyson tribal tattoo, it is one way to be able to give your face a little flare, whilst also being able to see and not walk into walls. One of the first major decisions in my life came when I was deciding which pair of glasses I would wear. Spending about 2 hours in the optical section of Costco I meandered too and fro trying on every pair they had to offer. Way ahead of my time I originally wanted the hipster sheik and grandpa-esque Mitch Hedberg big eyed rims with the connecting bar on top. I was talked out of that by my mother and ended up settling for a more reasonable Kirkland Signature brand plane wire rim. As years progressed and fashions changed, as well I myself getting a bit bolder, I made the transition to thick black rims and then to a JFK era retro spectacle that I currently wear. Through all the iterations and permutations I have always been hesitant to go for the clear or colored plastic rims, and I could never put my finger on what the reason was for my hessitance. I think I have figured it out though. I simply am just not cool enough. It takes a certain cool factor to rock some killer clear shades and when it comes down to it, I simply don’t have the street cred to pull it off.
I’m not Cool Enough for Plastic Glasses