I'm not sure if you've ever seen these vintage 80's Commes des Garcons frames I own. I found them years ago at the flea market for cheap and if nothing else, they always get a laugh from Michael. But they are different.
To be honest, there's something about those Warby Parker frames...they're just soretro-trendy and tasteful they're almost boring, do you know what I mean? And while $95 is cheaper than many frames out there, it's still a chunk of change. I also agree with those of you who said that the frames are all a bit wide for my (relatively) narrow face -- though that's very much the look these days.
Anyway, I still have four more days to make up my mind though I doubt it will take that long.
In other, arguably more exciting news, I'm making good progress with my white linen pants, which I hope to finish tomorrow. So far there haven't been any major hiccups, though I had a minor panic attack when I realized you could see the white pocketing through the white linen. I thought this linen that was sufficiently opaque; perhaps not. I may need to buy white tights...
I redrafted the front slant pockets so that the inside edges meet the fly, which is how my H&M linen pants are made. It gives the front added heft (like underlining) and holds the pockets more firmly in place.
The zipper -- a metal YKK I bought at Sil Thread -- went in very smoothly. The metal zippers seem easier to install -- maybe it's the zipper tape, which feels more substantial and less cheap than the zipper tape on plastic zippers.
Just because I'm a glutton for punishment, I made two back double welt pockets on these pants (one is standard). I may yet add a buttonhole to each.
I decided I'll be fitting these at the center back seam, where I left a wide seam allowance (normal at the bottom but gradually wider toward the top), rather than at the sides, as I normally do with jeans and other casual pants. That means that the waistband will split at the back. I've never had to let out my pants or take them in, but it's nice to have the option -- especially if these should shrink, though I don't plan to ever put them in the dryer unless I'm trying to tighten up the weave to make them less see-through, if that's even possible.
Readers, that's it.
In closing, would you be awfully disappointed if I didn't choose one of the pairs of sunglasses I showed you yesterday? I have this fear of looking like your typical Sartorialist hipster. Do you see me that way? I do sort of like Winston and Jasper, however.
Maybe the best part is receiving the frames in the mail, trying them on, and blogging about them. Then it's like, whatever, sunglasses...
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