Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Warby Parker names





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:

Aya

Joanna

Amina

Anoma 

Amir

Babak

Cator

Nary

Lestor

Laren

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!


The lovely Kate Miss, blogger and jewelry designer.


The lovely Elly from the blog and clothing label, Garment House.


Check out the names of the glasses:

Mabel 

Reece

Tenley

Liv

Evelyn

Jasper

Everett

Spencer

Winston 

Roosevelt

Zagg

Huxley

Fillmore 

Sinclair 

Preston

Beckett

Miles

Colton

Larkin

Thatcher

Monroe

Griffin

Pierce 

Owen 

Japhy

Web

Wiloughby

Begley

Langston

Digby

Thomson

Nedwin

Sibly

Crosby

Felton

Finn

Additionally:
Warby

Parker

Zagg 

Pepper

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)

7 comments:

  1. I wish I needed eye glasses! this vintage/literary/presidential is my favorite naming style, second only to eccentric aristocratic. Lovely post!

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  2. You know what? A kid named Nedwin? I would do it.

    Great looking glasses, but what I really love is the wool tie on the last catalog model.

    What would you call a baby Roosevelt as a nickname? Ross? Roo? Sev?

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  3. I think every day I fall a little more in love with the name Mabel, she's just the right kind of vibe for me!

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  4. For a baby Roosevelt (a surname I could so get on board with) I'd love nn Ro! I'm so in love with Ro, lately--pimp it whenever I can!

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  5. If Thatcher takes off as a given name in the US, I have to say it would make us Brits smile -- the name here is still far too firmly associated with our 'Iron Lady' former PM Maggie.

    Personally I have a soft spot for Larkin... despite the Darling Buds of May (again, probably a Brit thing). It's just got such a cheery ring to it.

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  6. Love Ro!

    And Nook, I'd say that the name Thatcher is definitely starting to catch on in North America, but probably because it looks and sounds so literary and not because of Margaret.

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  7. I love this list, but it's a bit short on girls' names. Pity.

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