Back in the day guys and gals who wore eyeglasses were known as nerds and geeks. Today eyeglasses have taken on a whole new trend. The nerdy look is in and becoming bigger then ever. Young attractive men have begun wearing their grandfather’s old specs with pride and confidence.
Lets go back to the 90’s when we were all introduced to frameless, tinted or black-framed glasses. The look was intellectual chic. Everyone from Drew Carry to Jazz from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air wore glasses and made it look cool.
It seems like glasses are here to stay. It’s funny to think that back in the day, people felt less confident wearing a pair, and today, the stylish one in the group will typically be wearing the most outrageous style of eyeglasses.
Dar Optics is a luxury eyewear boutique at 356 King Street W. I spoke with Zahra Lavji, the Retail Manager and registered optician, about her thoughts on specs becoming one of the newest trends. Zahra explained that there isn’t one particular trend that’s in right now. It has become a little bit of everything. Retro is huge with heavy chunky plastics but yet so is the minimalistic look. Glasses are becoming a lot larger and heavier, with plastics, dark frames, and lots of details on the side.
I think a pair of eyeglasses says a great deal about a person. In conclusion this is the time to play around, try out new styles and find out what works with your look. There is nothing too big, flashy or outrageous… so have fun and enjoy finding your chic geek self.