Monday, March 19, 2007

The Way I See Things

You've probably noticed from my "profile" picture (and any other pictures of yours truly) that I favor aviator-style glasses. I developed a taste for these back during my days working at Bausch & Lomb.

I recently received an interesting piece of correspondence from one of our catalog subscribers, wherein it was suggested that my glasses must be several decades old and that I should perhaps consider switching to a more current style to woo younger customers...

Being a man who has stood by the fashion statement of bow ties through thick and thin, I'm not one to lose sleep over the trendiness quotient of my eye wear. In fact, the glasses I'm pictured in are current, new frames - and I went to rather great lengths to obtain the "vintage" aviator style I prefer. Anyway, who's to say the aviator style won't be the next big thing in retro?

3 comments:

Andrew said...

Hi Bill, I'm 30 years old and have been wearing bow ties for a decade. I own a number of Beau Ties ties, so don't worry about changing your eyewear to woo younger customers - if we want bow ties, we'll seek you out regardless of your glasses!

Anonymous said...

Andrew: I'm relieved to know that not everybody bases his tie-wearing choices based on the seller's eyewear choices! At my age, I tend to be pretty inflexible about changing my likes and dislikes, particularly with my wardrobe. Well, that's not completely true--I've been known to be equally intransigent about my music, food, books and just about anything else you could mention.

It's a good thing that I made such superior choices all those years ago...

Bill K

ThunderScot1505 said...

Ditto Andrew. I'm 34, and I believe it or not, a sizable proportion of the "younger generation" couldn't give two damns what the shape of your spectacles are, and probably actually admire a certain "couldn't-care-less-what-fashionistas-think" approach.

Of course, I guess that's a delicate balance being in the clothing business...

M.A.B.