Help Me Pick a Pair!

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I first heard about Warby Parker from Diary of an Air Force Wife (by the way, if you don’t follow her blog, you should) and was intrigued by what she had to say, so instead of paraphrasing, here’s what she said:

Warby Parker makes glasses. They make vintage inspired designer glasses for the everyday person who needs them but can’t afford a $300 or more price tag. They cut out the middle man so that you don’t have to deal with the bullshit of knowing you’re getting screwed….The  details are easy. You pick out five pairs to try on. They ship them to your house for free in this great little box with no big advertizing banners spread across it, you pick the pair you like, order then up and a few days later you have your glasses.

That’s pretty awesome, right? But just wait, because it gets even better. Each pair is only $95 for the frame and lens, and the best part—in my opinion—is that for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates one pair to Visionspring, an organization that provides glasses and training to low-income women entrepreneurs in developing countries. 

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I’ve been shopping around for a new pair of glasses for a couple months since the one pair I own is pretty ancient. Unfortunately, I haven’t had any luck on finding a pair I like in this town. The styles I’ve seen here are either in my price range and incredibly out-dated, or cute, but way over my budget. I needed a happy median and I think Warby Parker is my answer. 

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sorry about the poor quality. I hope you can see them all okay!

Now I need your help. My box of five try-on glasses came in, but I don’t know which I like best. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Which pair do you like best?
  • langston
  • reece
  • nedwin
  • zagg
  • sibley

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19 Comments

  1. i like the sibley ones. i like the rectangle style. i have a bunch of glasses just like those and can never go back to anything "blah".

  2. Whoa! Thanks for the link. I'm going to get my eyes checked today for some new prescriptions. I love that they let you try on the glasses! And I'll probably steal your idea of voting. I like the nedwin – are they a bit lighter? I think it's a good shape and the lighter color goes well with your hair.

  3. Woo hoo! I vote for the Nedwin on you: which colors are you thinking about? So many options…I think I'm going to send in for a 2nd kit with my top 2 pairs in various colors so I can make a final decision. I'm terrible!

  4. Ha! Happy to see that the one I voted for is the majority winner 🙂 …so far…what a fantastic idea you stumbled across! I will have to go this route the next time I need to order a pair of glasses.

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