If you are a regular reader of the blog it will come as no surprise to you that I wear glasses - as Alan Carr would say I am a spexy beast. I've needed glasses from about the age of 15, yet didn't really start wearing them (or relying on them) until I was about 18. Over the years my eye sight is getting worse and worse and I have lines on my forehead from squinting when I don't wear them. I'll always wear contacts for nights out and I used to wear contacts on and off during the day, however I've reverted back to glasses. As I've been blessed with a massive head I can't get away with smaller lensed frames - I prefer larger frames, or to put it bluntly geek glasses.
My Optique recently contacted me and asked if I would like to try a pair of glasses from their London Retro range. After a lot of deliberation (and comparing glasses sizes) I decided to test out their "Highgate" frames - as they seemed to be the largest frames out the range. What is worth noting with the London Retro range (bar a couple of frames) is that the range is completely unisex - massive thumbs up from large headed me. Onto the Highgate frames - I choose these purely due to the fact that they're tortoiseshell, all my other glasses are black and also they're not as wide as my current glasses (see second pic). As an added touch inside my glasses the frames are purple which is a bit different. These glasses are very light weight and don't hurt or leave a mark on the bridge of my nose. For £79 (including lenses) these are excellent value for money. I am tempted to try the Bakerloo Frames, however can I pull off a cat eye??
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