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Things Everybody Else Loves That I Hate-Enormous Eyeglasses

I’ll bet some of you thought this feature was dead or that I ran out of things that everybody else loved but I hated. How wrong you are!
OK,I know not everybody likes these, but I’ve been aware the last year or so that enormous eyeglasses that,for some reason, were popular in the 1980s and 1990s are coming back into style. I have to ask just one question: WHY?

I am failing to see anything stylish about these. For those of you who are regular readers, you’re probably thinking “Didn’t he cover this already in The Things That Need to Go in 2012?”, and the answer is yes but I feel it’s my duty to make people aware of this unattractive style of eyewear. Bigger is not always better,folks.

I saw a photograph of Anne Hathaway on a magazine cover sometime last month at work and remarked “Hey,Anne Hathaway,1986 called and they want their glasses back!” which got a big chuckle from one of my co-workers. My point is that the rectangular styles we’ve had since virtually the beginning of the 2000s have been working for many of us bespectacled folks. If you put me in a pair of oversized Sally Jessy Raphael frames, I’d look as terrible as terrible gets. I understand that things that were in style long ago come back into style and that what was old is new again. For enormous eyeglasses, it is the opposite.

Take a look at any photograph of anyone who wore glasses even in the 1990s and you’ll see some awful looking eyewear. Even I had glasses for a short time when I was 14, they were big,round,and ugly. I couldn’t bear to wear them in front of anyone and when I was finally ready to bring them to school, the puppies that my dog had managed to get a hold of them and I didn’t wear glasses again for four years when I got them again. My first pair that finally looked good on me came in 2003, those broke within a year.

Anyways, I’m here to save you. I urge my fellow four-eyed followers and friends to stick with a similar style when you get new glasses.Enormous eyeglasses are just not the answer. Ask anyone who wore them back in the day.

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