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How To Know When A Trend Has “Jumped The Shark”

True story: I mostly miss the boat on trends. About three years ago, Ray-Ban Wayfarers made the scene. I saw them on the likes of Kirsten Dunst and Sienna Miller in paparazzi photos—and, at the time, wasn’t so sure about their place in my wardrobe. For one, I wasn’t about to spend the money on something that wouldn’t at least kick around for a season (cough cough, my numerous misguided baby doll dress purchases) but also, I didn’t know if they could be me. Let’s just say that, sartorially speaking, I’m not hipster-ish, not super-pink-green-and-pearls-preppy—I try to be a classic version of what’s happening in fashion at any given time. How would Vogue characterize me? Slightly seasonally madcap, but optimistically sophisticated? Uh, yeah sure, I’ll stick to that.

So, for the last three years I’ve mulled over the Wayfarer purchase, at times getting quite close to plunking down the 120 dollars—i.e. spending an hour in Solstice discovering that buying a pair can be rather confusing, didja know there are about three versions of the original out there?—and alternatively swearing off the trend completely. Fashion shouldn’t be this hard. I should save my over-analyzing nature for more important topics, right?

Mostly my M.O. is to become entirely no-looking-back enthralled with a trend because of one photo. Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Protect Your Peepers With Some Sweet Shades

Catherine just bought some awesome sunglasses that she did not include in this slideshow because she didn’t want the entire universe running out and buying them — but we did include our other 10 favorites. I am personally partial to big shades that make me look like an alien, while Catherine goes for something a little edgier. But we both agree that the aqua Ray-Ban Wayfarers are friggin’ hot sauce. Keep reading »

Hot Guy Trend: Dudes In Tortoise Shell Wayfarers

Yeah, I know. Guys in Ray-Ban Wayfarers are not a trend. But guys in TORTOISE SHELL Wayfarers should be. All the dudes are either wearing the black ones, or the white ones, or the red ones, which have a very hipstery vibe. But this weekend, my feef tried on a pair of the tortoise shell ones and my god did he look like a hot piece of country club ass. And I mean that in a good way. [Ray-Ban]

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Thrillist’s Top 5 Things That Don’t Suck

The Frisky has teamed up with Thrillist, the daily men’s lifestyle and city guide, to bring you a weekly list of things for the guys in your life. Here’s the inaugural “Thrillist’s Top 5 Things That Don’t Suck”.

Gear: Rufus Shirts Sample Sale
Get 50+% off button-downs from the Manhattan shirtmaker, who combines classic Savile Row tailoring with American steez for a look it terms “updated traditionalist” — perfect for the cyborg Amish in your life. [Rufus.com]

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