The Bespectacled Butch.
Butches love glasses. Butches also love contacts. Butches really love sunglasses.
I know I’ve posted before about eyeglasses, but it’s time to update!
I first bought my glasses online about 8 years ago– honestly, I can’t believe it’s been that long already, but it has! Just before the winter holidays, I updated my prescription once again and purchased a few new pairs so I have some reviews to share.
Warby Parker remains my favorite for style, durability, price, and customer service overall. I recently purchased Percey in Crystal. With my faux silver/gray hair/dark roots, I dig on the look of the crystal frame. They don’t do coupons, but they do home try-on of most available frames, and they do special collections every season that are pretty great. If you get a scratch within a year, they’ll replace the lenses in your glasses, and if you update your prescription and send in your old frames, they’ll update your lenses for only $50. I have done this a few times with frames I was super in love with. (Oh, marzipan tortoise Kimballs, i’m thinking of you. My favorite glasses of all time, and I’ve been wearing specs for 30 years!)
Coastal makes a great product at a good price, and they arrive incredibly fast. I picked up the Randy Jackson RJX123-46 in tortoise, which they seem to be out of now. I love the fit and the look of these– they remind me a little bit of Moscot which I am in love with, but can’t really afford. (Last time I was in NYC, I went to the store and tried a bunch of them on. I was sad when I walked out because they made my heart beat oh so quickly.) Coupon code FRESH30 for 30% off right now!
Because I have a hobby that requires me to look at small things up close for a long time, I have a pair of glasses that are my regular prescription with a magnifier of 1.5. These are the Venus from EyeBuy Direct, which I really have been pleased with. They make a good product for a decent price and shipping is pretty fast. FRESH20 is a coupon code that works there right now.
Glasses USA is having a sale right now– you can get 50% your first pair if you are a new customer. If you are a returning customer, the code everything35 will get you 35% off. UPDATE: they’re having a flash sale : FLASH50
So I’ll have to update this post because I am going to order my first pair from Polette soon!