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warby parker home try-on

warby parker glasses review on stylewiseblog.blogspot.com

It's about time for a new pair of glasses, so I went ahead and ordered a free home try-on from online glasses company, Warby Parker. While not strictly fair trade (there's not a lot said about production standards), they work with non-profits to help sustain vision care programs in developing countries rather than merely giving some free stuff to people in need. It's actually rather thoughtful; you can read more about it here.

I really just wanted to try on the clear acrylic frames, so I let them fill the rest of the box up for me. The top left image is me with the glasses I already own. I organized the rest from worst to best (starting from the top middle image). I'm pretty sure you'll agree with me on the order.

Ames in Whiskey Tortoise: 

These have the remarkable quality of making me look cross-eyed. They're also gigantic. No.

Ainsworth in Walnut Tortoise:

Not bad, but kind of gigantic. They swallow my face.

Burke in Tennessee Whiskey:

Just so BIG. Why!? I like the fade effect, though.

Marshall in Rum Cherry:

I would really like these if they didn't angle down on the ends. The line is a bit too '80s for my taste.

Coley in Crystal:

I really like these, but then again, they're the reason I ordered the home try-on. They fit the angle and shape of my face well and draw attention to my eyes instead of my glasses. They fit a bit too tight at the temples, however, so they may be a no go.

Overall, my Warby Parker home try-on was, um, an interesting experience. Better luck next time, I guess.

2 comments

  1. The last pair looks super on you! All of these are nice, but I see what you mean about gigantic frames. Good luck with finding the right pair. I lost my main pair of glasses so I'm on the hunt for new ones too. It tricky finding the right balance between aesthetics and comfort, isn't it?

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  2. It is tricky, especially since glasses are quite the trend item right now. I tend to keep my glasses for at least a couple of years before replacing them, but having ones that strike me as stylish are important since my eyes are too dry to wear contacts.

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