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dakegra
dakegra
new specs (potential)
Most likely pair:




however, I loved these:


However, they were £200. Plus lenses. The first pair were in the 'complete glasses for £69' range. Hence the 'most likely'.

:-)
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adrith From: adrith Date: March 9th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC) (linky)
I think the "most likely" pair still looks very nice!
chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC) (linky)
The reason you love the bottom pair is because the arch of the top of each lens perfectly mimics the arch of the underside of your eyebrows, meaning they look as if they are part of the architecture of your face.

The top set of specs have a line that fights with your brows, and loses. You don't need to spend £200 on specs, but you do need to find a pair that have that arched line, because it really looks handsome.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 9th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC) (linky)
cor.

See, I *knew* I should have taken someone who knows stuff about such... stuff.
chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'm really into eyebrows. If you get them right, the rest of your face doesn't really matter, because it's the brows that express aggression, open-ness and how relaxed or tense you are. Those first specs make you look quite aggressive because their straight top emphasises the strong "V" shape of your brows, and their thin frame emphasizes the heaviness of the brows; whereas the slightly curved second set soften the "V" and their thickness works better with the thickness of your brows, so they give you a very kind look.

This is what you get for making friends with someone who is really into eyebrows.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 9th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC) (linky)
well, I've certainly got eyebrows...
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 9th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC) (linky)
I also like these
http://www.specsavers.co.uk/glasses/glasses-search/results/?keywords=toby

but K doesn't. However, they *are* in the buy one get one free range....
chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC) (linky)
Hey, if the person who's going to be kissing you doesn't like 'em, you have to keep looking for ones she does like. ;)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 9th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC) (linky)
heh, they're for when I'm using the PC or reading. Smooching is done glasses-free.
chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC) (linky)
*mental image of dakegra removing his glasses and sweeping back his flowing hair*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC) (linky)
Hee! Last time I had flowing hair was back in '89 in my university days. Geek astrophysics chic
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC) (linky)
she's not taken with any of the new lot I tried on today either.

*sigh*
chiller From: chiller Date: March 10th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC) (linky)
Oh dear ... the hunt continues!
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
indeed. I'm guessing the 'well, chiller likes the CK ones' won't go down particularly well...
myfirstkitchen From: myfirstkitchen Date: March 10th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC) (linky)
I don't like those- generally they are fine, but not for your face. They'd be too severe on you.
squirrelette From: squirrelette Date: March 9th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC) (linky)
Agrees with Chiller. With the first pair they seem to float above your nose. Might be good to look at non-black frames though. Love them to bits but they can look very dominating depending on face shape and skin shade.
chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC) (linky)
The expensive pair in the above pics are tortoiseshell. I think that looks really good with his colouring.
squirrelette From: squirrelette Date: March 9th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC) (linky)
Ahh, thanks! *Duh* moment because I thought they looked darker and then checked again. They are indeed more flattering.

chiller From: chiller Date: March 9th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yeah, they do look pretty dark in the pic. I think it's because dakegra isn't wearing any makeup. *ducks*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC) (linky)
Well, not today. *flounces off*
quaero_verum From: quaero_verum Date: March 9th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC) (linky)
Both pairs make you look like Drew Carey. :-)

My vote is for the cheaper pair, btw.
sirenity From: sirenity Date: March 9th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC) (linky)
I totally agree because that green sticker in the first pair would be a vision problem, yes?

;)

P.S. You handsome devil you.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC) (linky)
flatterer. *blush*
pteppic From: pteppic Date: March 9th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'll upset you :-P

I've owned two pairs of CKs (my current regulars are CKs). Build quality has been *excellent*, really top-notch. Worth every penny.

As (was it you?) was pointed out - you're wearing the buggers everyday. Although I think yours are for close stuff (inferred from above), where as mine are for *everything*.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: March 10th, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
I just loved them from the moment I put them on. My argument was that I'll be wearing them at work, on on the PC, neither time when K is around to see me with them on.

Still, 200 notes. Ouch. Opinion is quite... mixed.
missprinty From: missprinty Date: March 9th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC) (linky)
Really don't think the top pair flatters your face whereas the second pair certainly do. But that's why they're wanting £200 for them I suppose. Also, am thinking tortoiseshell colours will favour your coulouring better than stark black. Top ones are a bit hipster-lite, bottom ones more classic. And the pair you linked to that K doesn't like, I think could look quite nice on you. And agree with everything your eyebrow friend says about the shape.
paula_abroad From: paula_abroad Date: March 10th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC) (linky)
would have been interesting to have people guess which ones were the pricey ones.

otherwise - agree with chiller :)
caitirin From: caitirin Date: March 10th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC) (linky)
I like the first pair too :)
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