Do you love Warby Parker's glasses? Did you know that for every pair you purchase, they give a pair away to someone in need? Pretty awesome, I say.
Also awesome? how they named their brand. They took from two names of recently uncovered Jack Kerouac characters: Zag Parker and Warby Pepper. I also like the names of the specs, themselves, which are very vintage-presidential-literary, a naming style and imagery which are good fits for the aesthetic of this line.
Additionally, Warby Parker has teamed up with photographer Danielle Levitt for the beautiful shots you've seen up to this point. The ladies and gentlemen in these portraits are carrying some pretty snappy names, themselves:
I am currently (and by currently, I mean over the course of the last two or three months) in the process of trying on what feels like every. single. pair. And then a few in several colors each. at home! Obsessive? No matter, their customer service is tops and they want me to find the perfect pair.
They will send the pretty specs to your house five at a time. You try them on, take notes (take photos of yourself in the mirror) and ship them back. This is all totally free. The only problem will be deciding on a pair. Is it silly that the names of a few of the models kind of swayed me? ha! Yes, totally silly - leave it to name lover.
In my trying on mode, I'm also loving the photo arrangements out there in the blogosphere of people trying the various models!
Check out the names of the glasses:
I think most of the names are a great fit for the look. With their vintage-fresh look, I can think of a lot of pretty perfect names to put on future glasses. Ahem, Warby Parker, should you need some naming inspiration, you know where to find us!
What do you think readers? Love the glasses? the portraits? Do you think the names are a good fit for the aesthetic, or do you think they need new monikers for their monocles?
(images 1-5 from Danielle Levitt and Warby Parker, 6 from Kate Miss, and 7 from Garment House)