New Merch Monday: The Seaside

Buddy Holly reading glasses
Whenever I see glasses like the new Red Bluff, I can’t help but think of Buddy Holly. Since his hit song “That’ll Be the Day” in 1957, Buddy Holly’s glasses have been making almost as big a statement as his music.  First of all, there are bands like Weezer, whose frontman Rivers Cuomo is known for his Buddy-Holly-style frames (and, of course, for singing “Woo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly” in the appropriately-titled song, “Buddy Holly”). Then there are the celebrities who have taken to wearing thick, oversized Buddy Hollyblack frames as a fashion statement, whether they need vision correction or not. You might have noticed over the past several years that certain celebrities love sportin’ variations of the Buddy Holly look  – Jay-Z, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johannson, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Imbruglia, and Ashley Olsen are just a few to embrace the geek chic trend. Chris Brown even went so far as to put a piece of tape on the nose piece of his Buddy Holly’s.

The Seaside doesn’t go that far, but, like its close relative the Red Bluff, it updates the Buddy Holly look to a less geeky modern equivalent.  With black retro square frames and oversized lenses, these glasses combine contemporary style with the appeal of bold frames, leaving you looking both stylish and smart. With powers ranging from +1.25 all the way up to +4.00 and the amazing price tag of $12.71, these glasses are definitely a great deal.

What do you guys think of this look? Do you appreciate a little geeky touch? I must admit that I love it, but that might be because I’m a bit of a geek myself :)

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