Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it

I'm worrying obsessed by this photo of Jean-Paul Sartre... or, more precisely, with the glasses in this photo of Jean-Paul Sartre. Aren't they brilliant? Such round frames seem oddly quaint, yet so modern at the same time. I also love how they look like they've been cut out of paper.

If you share my love, I've found a good collection of round-framed glasses via the marvellously named Retro Specs. If only I could get over my vanity and convince myself to give up the contact lenses...
I would love to see more men wearing truly intelligent specs like these. The large geek classes have been around for some time and show no signs of becoming less popular (at the moment anyway) but these round specs exude intellectualism. In my mind there aren't too many men more intellectual than Sartre. I could certainly see The Sunday Best sporting these...

4 comments:

j said...

So correct me if I'm wrong, but someone once told me that these round frame glasses were once given out for free by the British health care system to the indigent.

dlittlegarden said...

Oh! Yes, I adore these!

Thomas said...

Two mentions in as many days - I'm blushing!

are you there, god? it's me. said...

ahh i love the guy; never thought he'd be the one to inspire anyone, though. [in fashion, that is]

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