We remember, we squints, the day the news broke. Our mother looked us straight in the eyes as hers we all already appeared blurred; fortunately also because this is what prevented us to read all the despair she tried to hold it.
“From next week you will have to wear glasses to go to school, but do not worry there are plenty of other little boys like you and it’s very cute. The most beautiful people are those who wore glasses when they were children ” .
It was the first time that your mother has lied to you. There have been others since, but the first always has that special taste described by P. Delerm in the first sip of beer .
Remember the pre-François Hollande period “change is now”? He was already very ill chosen his glasses. Now level choice of glasses it gets better, but it is the country that is worse
This was before we learned of the existence of man makeover , Influence Men or anything else like that. We’re off to the optician – dubbed by the mutual, it goes without saying – by a summer Saturday crashed sun for an afternoon in hell and whose outcome is always a more expensive pair than expected .
The reason for this financial effort in the form of unexpected gift? branches were treated with titanium silica to measure less than one micrometer and thus prove invisible on your face, leaving you flanked by two large white bottle ass way glasses that seem to float weightlessly on both side of your nose and gives you, as long as you have short hair, the elegant air of François Hollande before his regime .
And on Monday morning, school is Olivier Rolin, on whose forehead it seems to be written it will take land a sacred profession to lose a day’s virginity, which compliments you on your new glasses that s ‘prove, mutual close, be the same as his.
Life is like that, abdicating in the choice of your glasses, you also abdicate on the assumption of a future fulfilling sex life or even a short while sex life. Hence the importance of taking these things in ELISHUI, to not be condemned to take others: how to choose his sunglasses without being manipulated by his optician.
Choose His Glasses Like a Man
The choice of the optician
We must take things to the base. If you visit Grand optical or Afflelou in because it is cheaper and they make you 15 frames for the price of one, you will simply look like a cheapskate (and wearing ugly glasses ). You would not go to buy the wedding ring of your future wife at the turnstile gold Leclerc center? So we will not choose his glasses across the street. There are no exceptions to this rule. And if it’s too expensive, or that your mutual sentences you to be the head of François Hollande, change of job .
What is a good optician?
As well as a nightclub is not “better” because it has 5 floors (and if you do were not convinced, visit the Metropolis), an optician is not better because it 18,000 models in stock. I prefer a hundred models styled to 18,000 opportunities to finish a side head.
So what is a good optician?
Once again (I say “once again” to those who read me regularly because my gut tells me that this article will attract new ones), once more I said, make good use of your judgment and your sense of observation . The goal of this perspective is to make you beautiful, the people who inhabit they are beautiful themselves? Does the tenant has a minimum of refinement, he is tastefully dressed, presenting the products themselves-it is the subject of special care or has he unpacked cardboard glasses as unpacks oxen in the cold room, before hanging on butcher hooks? What about lighting? What about the music? If diffuse or NRJ Radio Fg on a mini-chain Aiwa in a white bath of light from neon tubing, but infer about his interest in the beautiful, so your chances of becoming thanks to him ? Low, shall we say.
But if there is nothing in my city to do the trick?
So take a train ticket and go for a ride in a larger city. You will wear this piece of metal and plastic on the nose every day for years. The investment is not it a second train ticket, ie some tens of €, to go to the big neighboring city? If you think not, then actually I can not do anything for you.
In short, there are no free lunches. Even for something as trivial as choosing his glasses.
To go pick her glasses, first choose a good wingman
I not hate the Anglo-Saxon jargon of seduction, but you must admit that in this case it is perfect. Failing to have the eye of an objective expert at your side (the optician is certainly an expert, if you want, but he mainly sees what you sell through the prism of the table that margins knows by heart: sell such brand is more profitable to him than another, both directly ($) and indirectly (various benefits for himself and his employees as free eyeglasses, cocktails, invitations to openings see holiday for major brands like Diesel).
In short, failing to have an objective and disinterested expert at your side (which in my opinion is a mistake, but good), enlist a friend you will trust in the taste. And take a man . As in any case you will perclu hesitation, so do not belittle your manhood zero coefficient by the presence of a woman.
Try to apply the choice of wingman criteria outlined above in the choice of the optician. If nothing sticks, in all cases, especially not your mother . It certainly does very well the cream of zucchini, but unless you want to spread a gratin head, this is not the place to request it. Ask the person you know who has the most flavor.
Briefez then, this person! The opinion of a third party only useful if you have explicitly verbalized what you expect of him. At the very least , tell him what tired you in your old glasses and what you look like with the next. This is your co-pilot, at least tell him you want to go, otherwise you are almost sure to never get there.
The frame selection
The force of the war. As usual with the aesthetic choices , we can not write everything, becauseultimately it’s the judgment and taste-maker that is the result, but at least we’re closer to the limits of the written reasoning logically .
Choosing glasses: the size of the face above all
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Remember your science class-nat, all men do not have the same form of skull. So not the same head size, or the same size face. A mount chooses first the size of a face (before forming). Big face = high mount, small face = small horse.
View or solar?
The above rule is the same, however you choose always a solar horse will be larger than its counterpart for the view. Of how many? From 20 to 25%. I’m obviously not talking about the thickness of the frame, but the size of the glasses.
Area of sunglasses = 1.2 or 1.3 x area of sight glasses
What is the right size of an eyeglass frame?
Too small frame is a frame that encloses your temples. Not strong enough for you to notice right away, but well enough to stick you in mid-day a headache you’ll wonder where he can come good.
The branch of a frame to the right size is never adhered to the temple (even when you have a big head), but spaced a margin that experience will help spot.
- Too little is the Dafalgan that awaits you,
- Too, and you’ll look like Bogdanov brothers
What form must have your horse?
Aaah, the big question. There even more than before, it’s all about experience and judgment. Someone competent (optician relookeur) seen at first glance. Or second. In any case it did not take him 36. Why? Recall that eternal truth, formalized by David Hume in his analysis of taste criteria:
If artistic truth is a matter of opinion, some opinions are more important than others, because their proponents have more experience works and genres in question, enabling them to make more subtle and easy discrimination to justify. They are more aware of the conventions that led to the realization of works, because they follow more closely what is happening in the field
But here are some generalities that can lead you
The form driver (commonly called “Ray-Ban” even when it does not). A legend came from nowhere (Corrigendum: Ray-ban advertising) makes the Swiss Army knife of the bezel, the universal form for all faces of the world. It is also wrong to claim that the black dresses all skin types. The driver is made for large faces, the straight nose and jaw well drawn. Put a driver on a face “while nose” with a jaw erased, and you made a clown. I saw the result on a friend without daring to tell him it was a long afternoon of embarrassment.
The shape oval
the Oakley Signature 90s, the curved oval following the contour of the face, giving you is a stylish ski instructor lost in the city.
The curved glass is made for sports. As a tracksuit, a bike or anorak. The advice I give you today are not on a mount intended for sports (in which case you’ll take what you want anyway) but a mount called “city”, even though the to would you wear countryside. Well, not in full either eh forest, it was understood.
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In short, there are many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful curves, but the bezel does not belong.
It remains an infinity of possibilities to choose his goggles, often less contemporary inspiration was thought returning there in the shop. The rectangular corners softened way series-of-Ocean-11-12-13 with Steve McQueen rounded way through endless variations of which it is absolutely impossible to decide which is best without you would have before eyes.
It is not so much the color of your clothes (you do not dress like this all day, right?) Than that of your hair, your skin and your eyes.
- The brown to pale skin, pity avoid the black, it gives you a pallid air that you can not seem to imagine.Warm colors. Hot .
- Brown to dark skin, you can.Or at least you can try
- All other: there are a million possibilities that writing does not allow me to enumerate.try
- In any case, never more clearly mount your skin. It’s ridiculous.
- Be careful though because the color influences the perception of form.It’s like a used car. The rubber mat curves, shiny accentuates. The dark virile a slightly rounded shape. The light softens a bit obtuse shape.
- Worse: the glass color (and its degraded if applicable) affects the perception of the frame. In general (subject to exceptions), the glass must be at least a little clearer than the frame. A good optician, if he has them in stock, should offer you the opportunity to compare different shades of lenses on a single mount. His supplier, he provides.
And then lenses?
Well, there it is simpler.
- The type of lens is choose by your optician, you let yourself be because only he knows the size of your cornea, the thickness of your tears, etc.
- Then you explore the range of prices, always remembering that it will try to sell you the new, more expensive, ostensibly to comfort and health.Do not be fooled children, eh?
I realize it is not enough to print this article on some A4 sheets and slip them into his pocket to go and what not without hesitation choose his glasses dreams on the stall the optician.
I tried to get across in this article a number of messages that were absent from all the others I’ve read on the subject. If this (thin) ambition is at least somewhat successful, then I consider that the goal is reached.
It is unrealistic to expect to become an expert in anything by reading a handful of articles on the internet. If you want an expert is in charge of choosing the best pair of glasses for you, ask us.
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