So, way back when (before Christmas, which makes me a terrible blogger), I was contacted by LensWay who asked if I would like to trial some glasses. The post that I was asked to write can be found here (it’s about matching up these frames with specific outfits) but I thought it would be a good idea to review them separately as well.
I was sent three pairs of glasses – I tried to choose totally different frames to my usual style. In the post I did about outfits that would go with the different frames, I said that I’d never ordered glasses online – but whilst moving house, I found I was wrong! I had ordered two pairs of glasses from Glasses Direct, after they had a Groupon deal (I think something like £19 for £49 to spend on the site) and I had some credit that I just couldn’t find anything to spend it on from writing posts for their blog. Maybe it was me, maybe it was Glasses Direct, but I used the same prescription as I used for the LensWay glasses, yet I can barely wear the glasses for more than 10 minutes.
Anyway. To the photos! (Apologies in advance for them – I’ve still not found the right spot in the house for photos. Total blogger problems.)
These are the Derek Cardigan 7019 frames which I said in my previous post that I’d been looking for a similar style for ages. These are definitely my favourite pair to wear for work – perhaps I just want to go for that sexy secretary kinda look? (I don’t really do sexy anything tbf)
I love the tiny details that you might miss otherwise on these glasses – in the top outer corners, there’s a little colon and a semicolon on either side.
Next up are the Calvin Klein 7759 which were my “safe” choice. These look fairly similar to the first pair of glasses I bought in this style (waaaaay way back in 2004) and there isn’t really anything exciting that I can say about these glasses.
Finally, the ridiculous choice. These Derek Cardigan 7017 wouldn’t normally have been on my list of styles to try – even for a laugh – but the original email offering me the glasses from LensWay suggested them as an ideal pair and I thought, “well, why not?”
Again with the tiny details, in the corners are a multiplication sign and a division sign, then on either side on the arms, an equals sign. Maths nerds ahoy! I tend to wear these at the weekend more because I find it a bit easier to dress them up with my home clothes rather my work wardrobe.
In terms of ordering the glasses, it couldn’t have been easier. I have a recent prescription, and it’s pretty obvious when looking at the prescription and the website on where the details should go. The only thing that can be a little more difficult is working out your PD – pupillary distance, or how far apart your eyes are. I sent off for a plastic frame thing a year or so ago and forgot about it until now which helps you to measure your PD – you can get one from eBay or by following the instructions on LensWays FAQ’s. Delivery was quick, with my parcel appearing to come from the US.
Whenever I’ve bought glasses in a shop, when they have those “2 for £X” deals on, I’ve felt like I’ve had to go for them, and have ended up with two pairs of glasses that are very similar – which meant that I rarely wore the second pair. LensWay had a much better selection of frames available so I feel like I have a much better choice for different outfits!
Is it possible to have a glasses wardrobe…?