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Warby Parker

Warby Parker

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Eyewear design house Warby Parker takes its name from two of Jack Kerouac’s literary characters: Warby Pepper and Zagg Parker. As self-proclaimed “little guys,” Warby Parker aims to create vintage-inspired, boutique-style frames at an  affordable price point — each frame is just $95, including lenses.

Warby Parker’s smart aesthetic is maintained within every aspect of the spectacles, including its modern take on the monocle. The best example of its smart design style is found in the Roosevelt frame, which combines an old-school keyhole bridge with modern eyewire to create a look that is classic, cool and undoubtedly confident. The literary references are ubiquitous throughout the line, alluding to such illustrious authors as Ayn Rand and Aldous Huxley. The most stylish part of the young brand? For every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need in the US or in the developing world.

 

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