New Frames for Justin
Allow me to introduce. . .
Justin doesn’t get a lot of face time on the ‘ol blog. It’s sort of hard to integrate him into the hair + beauty realm, plus when he’s home from work I try to quit working too so my camera is put away and we just do our evening routine.
He is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro later this year and I’m hoping he takes some great photos/video while he’s there so I can share that experience with you. I’m so jealous that I’m not going on that trip. First of all, it’s a boys trip and someone has to stay home with the kids. Baby monitors just don’t work from that far away.
Maybe eventually I’ll get to climb some mountains with him. Nothing sounds more fun and exciting to me.
Anyway, I have SO loved wearing glasses these days now that I finally have cool frames. In fact, I had to wear glasses during my c-section recently and my doctor (who also did my first c-section) noticed they were new and mentioned that she liked them! In case you missed it, you can read about my David Kind experience here. I also shared some tips for eye makeup when wearing glasses here!
Justin wears glasses on occasion. He used to wear them more regularly and seeing me get some cool frames recently got him interested in upgrading his as well.
I excitedly reached out to David Kind and see if they wanted to help Justin pick out some frames, and was thrilled when they went for the idea!
I’m curious about what frames you like the most for him, so I took a quick photo of him wearing each set of frames (3 of which he picked out, and 3 of which a stylist chose) below.
Well, first is a photo of him without glasses.
So, it’s pretty hard to shoot nice images of people wearing glasses without getting a huge glare in the frames from the window, but I did my best.
The Arbutus in Matte Charcoal
The Hartford in Palladium
The Rhodes in Black.
The Raleigh in Dusk
The Clover in Granite. These were definitely his least favorite.
The Trenton in Glacier Gray
So which one’s are your favorite on him?
We flip flopped from the original frames we chose and landed on The Trenton in Glacier Gray. It’s funny how the first impression sometimes just needs a little bit of time. He initially really didn’t like these, but after wearing them for a little bit longer, and comparing them to the frames he thought he liked better, he decided these were the winners.
Justin is an engineer, through and through. In other words, no one pays closer attention to quality and craftsmanship than he does. If I had a nickel for every time he pointed out how poorly designed something is in our house, I’d be rich. And not only does he see those things, but he often has a pretty good idea about how something could be better designed.
He really appreciated the quality in the David Kind frames. From working with the brand over the past year I’ve learned that their frames are made in Japan and Italy, where other high quality designer frames are made. And their lenses are HD digital lenses versus the cheaper polycarbonate. There’s zero glare and no “fuzzy” edges. I’ve had glasses in the past that created a distorted image when I looked toward the edge of the lens, but I haven’t had that issue with my David Kind frames.
Other than the quality, my favorite part is having a optician pick half of my frame suggestions. That aspect makes the whole process much more fun. And it’s easier, in my opinion, than walking into a store with way too many options.
So now we wait for the Trenton’s to arrive!
**David Kind is gifting these glasses to Justin.