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    "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    Hey all, it's been a while since I've made a fashion post I feel, so here is another one

    This will garner no in-between answers, probably, and they're still a little avant-garde for the every day. I myself am afraid of trying to pull them off...in fact, I don't even know where I'd find a pair =P plus, I feel they're kind of useless because I do have a pair of real glasses.

    But, without futher ado, what do you think of "geek" glasses?







    http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/q...g?t=1245048969

    My mom thinks they're horrendous. I don't know though, I find them endearing for some reason. HOWEVER, You must pair them with the right outfit or you'll end up with a trainwreck. I was thinking of pairing them with my regular "geek chic" outfit but I don't know if that would be overkill.

    See, geek chic on the other hand, is a style I adore. Again, you must know how to pair up the right pieces or else you WILL end up looking like a super outdated geek. And we don't want that.

    I wear this (something similar)..and actually got *gasp* compliments!!







    ^ LOVE this look.

    So geek glasses - they're definitely not for the faint of heart. I feel like if I wore these around campus I'd just be bombarded with the following reactions:











    or maybe even...

    , but just maybe

    But geek chic, on the other hand, I totally dig.

    What do you guys think?

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I love this look. I think it's uber cute. And Johnny Depp looks extra yum in them. Definitely don't be afraid to wear them on campus--you'll look quirky gorgeous
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    I secretly love them

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    I like them if they are rectangular sized (like the pictures macnoob85 posted) but if they are round and long, it's a no no for me.
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    They can look good... or bad.
    I think the "geek" look is about saying "I'm interested in more important things than fashion", and therefore...
    wearing them because it's fashionable to do so.... bad
    wearing them without even knowing they were fashionable... possibly good

    ...so if you know they're fashionable? Maybe not so good... I'm undecided.

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I wear glasses similar to the first guy in the second row of that celeb photo grid. (not the ones in my avatar) I love the geek chic look. My style is much more casual compared to the runway looks, but it's sooo my style!
    There was a girl at my high school who fucking ROCKED the geek chic look every day. One day, she wore these pair of "Grandpa glasses", a bright vintage t-shirt, high waisted jeans with suspenders, and high top sneakers.
    She totally pulled it off, too.
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    Quote:
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    I like them if they are rectangular sized (like the pictures macnoob85 posted) but if they are round and long, it's a no no for me.

    What she said.

    Oh but that doesn't include Mr. Depp..

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    Geek glasses are so cool, but it's more of a costume item.
    I always think of Buddy Holly...
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_slmprLWccJ...-On-726588.jpg

    Back during my junior year of high school (2003), I was a "preppy geek".
    When I dressed "geek", I loved it.
    I had bought a few glasses (more of the long rectangle shape) from Hot Topic for $7 at the time. I also would wear a tight fitting hoody sweater (usually bright red) with a long sleeve plaid top under. The collar of the shirt (popped up), cuff and bottom portion of the top would be exposed out of the sweater. With denim and red slip-on Van's to match. I was so cool, lmao. I would walk around school with a big smile. If I looked silly, at least people would remember me.

    Currently, the sunglass version is everywhere.
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    But with the 1950's office attire is very cute. I love the 1950's era.
    More props to you if you sport the look even with people saying "wtf?".

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

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    I love this look. I think it's uber cute. And Johnny Depp looks extra yum in them. Definitely don't be afraid to wear them on campus--you'll look quirky gorgeous

    aww well I would hope so!!! I might just wear them to fashion club meetings.

    I think I like the rectangular top glasses more than the circular Harry Potter-esque ones. I still like the larger geek-glasses though too :X they're bold and odd. I was kind of a geek myself during high school, and began to start loving fashion in college, so I thought to myself, what better way to whimsically remember my geekiness and combine my new found love for style than geek-chic fashion?

    I found pairs at metro park I might be able to work with:

    Metropark / Metropark / Geek Glasses

    Metropark / Metropark / Buddy Holly Glasses

    haha. I already have glasses for eye sight, but these are more of a fashion statement, I guess :O

    macnoob85, you rock those girl!

    chocolategoddess, love those glasses that he's wearing...you should post a pic! I want a pair myself.

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    I don't like them. It's like faking bad vision to me.
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    Overall, I really like this type of look, especially when it suits a person's personal style and personality. I dig it.

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I think glasses, especially heavy rims, are as hot as hell. I don't care if they're on a man, woman, dog, or fire hydrant.

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    My everyday glasses are geeky. A few years ago I switched from mostly invisible rims to big chunky rectangle ones. My bf and coworkers all think they're adorable on me, so I'm happy.
    I fully support geek chic, but it seems totally silly if you don't need glasses to see.

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    I love geek glasses a la Weezer style. Have they only just come out on the runways? Excuse the dumb face, but heres mine:

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    I love geeky glasses!!!!
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    Quote:
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    I love geek glasses a la Weezer style. Have they only just come out on the runways? Excuse the dumb face, but heres mine:


    One word: HOT. You totally are working those, girl.

    I want THOSE glasses! they're effin' awesome!!

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    Quote:
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    I don't like them. It's like faking bad vision to me.

    I agree, with the faking part. If you don't have bad vision, then wearing glasses is kind of dumb. I, on the other hand, actually can't see, lol. My glasses aren't a fashion statement, I actually bad vision.
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    I think they're awesome. Hell, you're in college! This is the time to get away with trying out crazy trends! At least, that's what I tell myself.. Maybe I'll get myself a pair; I'm due for new frames as it is.
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    Katie Holmes looks like an idiot in these glasses.

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    I think it's cute, but not for me. They sell them at nordstrom bp for ten bucks.

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    I think it's pretty awesome actually! I have terrible eyesight, and I usually wear contacts, but I'm sick of them... my eyes get terrible in the summer from hay fever ;/ I'm going to the opticians today to get a new pair of glasses as I lost mine about 3 weeks ago.

    I love the idea of big geek glasses because eye makeup can actually be VISIBLE behind them! My last pair were rectangular mod glasses, and they totally overshadowed my eyes, they were too big and statement-y.

    I hope I can find a pair, not entirely sure if I can pull them off though ;O I'll have to wait and see... I always spend about 2 hours trying on glasses at the opticians, lol!..
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    Well, I already have bad vision lol, but I don't necessarily if I'd want to get my "geek glasses" prescribed. I wouldn't want to wear them every day since they don't match with everything, and to me, they're just a fashion accessory, like a necklace. I just would want to put them on when I want to add a little attitude to my outfits. But I don't know.

    I need to get some at Nordstrom!! They're even cheaper than the Metropark ones!!

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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I'm so happy that glasses are in style now. I'm too lazy to wear contacts everyday, so I'm always wearing glasses. And i actually look better in my glasses then I do without.
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I own huge Persol glasses for my prescription.
    I HATE having people ask if they're real or not.
    I guess I'll just have to deal till the fad has past-

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    chocolategoddess, love those glasses that he's wearing...you should post a pic! I want a pair myself.

    They're pretty geeky but still wearable.

    Don't I just look happy to be alive?

    EDIT: I was looking at this picture for a while and totally reralized how much I look like my dad when I wear glasses. :S
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I got myself a pair of library nerd glasses, I love them! And more than that, everyone else seems to love them too and keeps asking to try them on xD Geek FTW!
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    Re: "Geek" Glasses/Geek Chic. what's your opinion?

    I wore glasses for 14 years. The ONLY glasses I'mma put on now are SUNglasses.

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