- Mrs.Muffy, Where did you purchase your "Aviator" sunglasses that you are pictured in in quite a few posts? I hate to ask, in the event that they are more than my allowance permits, seeing that I spent this month's on a pair of new, much needed Sperry Topsiders. I am in the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses, I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know. Thank you. PS. I live off of your blog; it gets me through World Lit :)
- What are thoughts on Preppy eyewear & sunglasses? I see there’s a comeback on the old School boy horn rim frames which I own (Brand Anglo-American made in the UK). Ben Silver has the best collection of aka Preppy eyewear.You thoughts dear lady:)
- Dear Ms. Aldrich, I have recently discovered your blog, The Daily Prep, and have greatly enjoyed reading your views on preppy lifestyle. This morning as I was dressing, a thought crossed my mind; "I need to get my eyes checked again." This subsequently triggered other thoughts about getting a new pair of eyeglasses, and I wondered, "what are preppy eyeglasses?" Any thoughts you have on this question would be greatly appreciated. Regards.
- Hi Muffy, Here's a question under the category of things that can ruin an outfit. What kinds of glasses are acceptable (preppy) and which are beyond the pale? I know you don't wear glasses, but I'm sure you have opinions on the subject. Thanks
The sunglasses that I am currently wearing are a pair that I “borrowed” from my husband. They are made by Revo, and although they are on the heavy side, the quality of the lenses is superb. This was meant to be a temporary situation while I look for some of my own, but what I really need is a sunglass “wardrobe” of sorts - different glasses for different situations.
|I don't think my husband is getting his sunglasses back.|
There are many factors that I consider when selecting sunglasses. Obviously protection is at the top of the list. And my eyes are so sensitive that I wear them constantly, so weight is also a consideration. Add to that my desire for polarized lenses, and it becomes a little trickier to find the right pair. (And I am not so fond of the oversized styles currently available for women.)
So far I have been getting sunglasses either from Revo (for example), Maui Jim (for example) or Ray Ban.
- For more active pursuits it is hard to beat Maui Jim. They have high quality, polarized lenses that are extremely comfortable and lightweight to wear. This will be my first stop in my quest for a new pair to wear in the pool this summer. But I do find it difficult to find good looking options from them.
- Ray Ban of course makes the original Aviator style (which have traditionally not been polarized due to the need to read LCD based displays such as in airplanes, cameras and GPS) and Wayfarer. Their site is a little overwhelming and requires careful reading of the descriptions.
- There is also Persol and, as the reader mentioned, Anglo-American, although I do not have any experience with either of these.
For more affordable options, I would look at Lands’ End and L.L. Bean.
For eyewear, I agree that some of the best looking classic frames can be found at Ben Silver. My favorite material is tortoise and great options include The Pantheon Shape, The Silver Line, The Liberty Frame and Round Frames. Ben Silver does offer sunglasses, although better styles for men than for women.
Also see Bill Stephenson's excellent entry on eyeglasses on Ivy Style.
|I want to get a pair like my father (in front) is wearing in this picture.|