Finally collected my Oakley sunglasses from The Lens Men @ Parkway Parade! Stupid shop people! Didn’t call me even though the sunglasses were ready for collection. If i hadn’t called the shop to check, they would still be sitting in the box!

Actually i’m sort of curious whether the shop really ordered a new pair, or they gave me back the same pair ‘cos i saw an identical scratch on the side of the frame… but this supposedly new pair has some other fine scratches too… and it feels slightly tighter (i’m very sensitive to glasses… ‘cos i get headaches easily from any pressure to the sides of my head). So i really don’t know. No choice but to give the shop the benefit of the doubt.

I realise u need a lot of confidence to wear sunnies. I’ve never really had a pair before…. sure… i had this funky rose pink one from Topshop in London… but the shape of that pair looked more like ordinary glasses, just tinted rose to give the wearer a happier view of the world.

I’ve always liked those big big aviator shades. But i don’t think i’ll look good in them. Somehow, u need to be cool to carry them off. But i’m a stupid user remember? Definitely not cool. Sigh. This new pair of shades are big too. They give good coverage when driving… so u won’t get any rays of sun like shooting in from the sides of the glasses. The grey lens are also a lot lighter when u look out of them…. as in they’re not as black as they seem. (BTW, the description on the box says grape frame with grey lens. The frame’s like a dark ribena berry purple for those who can’t tell from the pic.) Wore them while driving just now and i simply love them!!

Just that… i still feel a little self-conscious in them. Haha. I thought they looked great when i tried them on at the shop… but now i feel a bit funny when i wear them? What if they’re too big and too dark such that they look like those glasses blind people wear? Hehe. Oh well, i’m telling myself now that it’s just me. I look fine!! Right? Right?

Right! I look fine. 😛 Don’t answer that.


Darn! Apparently i bought the Men’s design of the sunglasses. This is the female equivalent…

oakley female.jpg

Did i make the wrong choice?

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August 2006