What's up with the kookie glasses?

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  • #593958
    bein_hasdorim
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    What’s up with the kookie glasses?

    Lately when I go to shul I can’t help but notice that I’m surrounded by a large amount of fellas in really dopey glasses.

    Like an army of Hollywood directors Got their Synongogues mixed up or a group of George Burns impersonators hit the tri-state area.

    I realize it’s in style, but common! Does it not have to fit the person too? I see it’s mostly chassidim, who are bold enough to showcase this trend. I find that very interesting!

    #809978

    Is this the Lipa style glasses?

    #809979
    msseeker
    Member

    “I see it’s mostly chassidim…”

    You mean ????? ????? ?????.

    #809980
    smartcookie
    Member

    I see it’s mostly chassidim, who are bold enough to showcase this trend. I find that very interesting!

    No it’s not.

    It’s a lot more popular by the modern people.(According to what I see)

    Sorry I’m taking sides here!

    #809981
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    smartcookie; obviously the more modern are wearing whats in style,

    I’m talking about from the middle yidden, i’m just surprise.

    No disrespect to the chasiddim,

    I personally consider myself a Chusid, a clean shaven one.

    TMB; yeah like some of Lipa’s specs, he has so many though.:-)

    {(O)-(O)/}

    #809982
    eclipse
    Member

    As long as you are THINKING FOR YOURSELF,and you actually think the glasses suit your face,why not?

    But the fashion industry can definitely fool people into thinking something wierd looks normal–as soon as they show a handsome/pretty model sporting whatever it is…like pointy shoes that look like they came from Shushan,for example.

    #809983
    cantoresq
    Member

    I haven’t seen this at all. Maybe I need new glasses.

    #809984
    nfgo3
    Member

    Without photos or illustrations, this discussion might as well critique mimes.

    #809985
    A23
    Participant

    Chasidim especially like them because it’s really the only way to express individuality.

    #809986
    deiyezooger
    Member

    whatever is comfortabe for you and you like it then go for it dont care whats in style out there be yourself. good for you if you could.

    #809988
    A23
    Participant

    Bombmaniac: in a word, yes.

    A goy or even a MO person can choose his shirt, his pants, his shoes, etc. For chasidim, all of it is uniform and the only thing that can be different without too many people complaining are glasses.

    #809990
    amichai
    Participant

    can someone artistic draw us a pix of those type of glasses , for us pple who do not wear glasses and have no idea what you are talking about?

    #809991
    eclipse
    Member

    A23…I agree.We need to give ’em some slack….

    #809992
    smartcookie
    Member

    A23- Chassidim can choose between a thousand different shirts/sweaters/suits/shtreimels/bekeshes/shoes.

    It’s not so bad as you make it….

    #809993
    eclipse
    Member

    When we were in high school it was all about socks.Argyle,Pierre Cardin,Anne Klein….ridiculous!Personally,I just made sure mine matched.

    #809995
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    Well now this thread is even more relevant.

    If I could only read the future.

    I recently saw this kid in shul, couldn’t be more than 13yo.

    He was wearing HUGE black plastic round frames almost twice as

    big as his face.

    At first I though it was a joke, or funny shtick.

    Maybe he borrowed and old mans specs. I was wrong!

    It doesn’t even look cute or hip, just looks really weird, like he traveled back it time to when things were still B&W.

    Would any caring mother let her son walk around looking like that Just to be very current? I’m just wondering?

    Isn’t there “the looking insane factor?”

    #809996
    GumBall
    Member

    I wear these glasses!! i LOVE them!!

    #809997
    happiest
    Member

    @bein, I work in a school and saw a student wearing HUGE classes like that. I asked my sister who is in her grade what was up with them and she told me they’re not even real glasses. There is no prescription in them or anything. When I heard this, I just started laughing. A couple of years ago, we would not have been caught dead wearing something like that lol.

    #809998
    ronrsr
    Member

    Personally, I wear wire-rimmed contact lenses.

    #809999
    commonsense
    Participant

    ronsr, sounds painful!

    #810000
    ronrsr
    Member

    They are just like other wire-rimmed gasses, but smaller.

    #810001

    ronsr: are they worn internally or externally!?

    #810002

    I can’t believe these large plastic glasses are being worn voluntarily.

    I still have a twenty-year old pair of those that I keep to remember how ridiculous I looked. I had no choice, though, because all the free ones were like that. I ran full tilt to contact lenses as soon as I could and didn’t look back.

    #810003
    Toi
    Participant

    i saw a pic of R avigdor miller and went, “Hey, those are in style!”

    #810004
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    It such a chessed! Now if you’re taller than the kid and sitting behind them you can actually use their glasses to see the board.

    as it creeps up over their eyebrows reaching over their heads.

    Finally headlights are getting incorporated into eyewear.

    Whats next “Bozo the Clown” shoes?

    Imagine at Chassunas where during the dancing everyone is stepping on everyone else’s shoes causing chaos and discord on the dance floor. Not to mention the pain, oh the agony.

    I remember years ago, this really “Braite” (extra wide) Guy landed his Boeing on my toe during the dancing at a friends wedding. Man did that hurt.

    It felt like he literally put a hole in my foot.

    I still have a phobia of dancing next to heavy set dudes.

    #810005
    Toi
    Participant

    i think monocles are coming back in. gonna get my self a pair.

    #810006
    yoyo56
    Member

    actually i noticed that most ppl who were these glasses are the tennagers and the young twenty year olds and some other ppl who want to be in also do i believe they look really good on the guys the girls dont look as good some of them look dumb wearing them

    those who dont know what they are just google kookie glasses

    #810007
    golden mom
    Member

    im not sure what kind of glasses ur talking about but i have been seeing guys wearing glasses that my father wore in the early 70s those big black ones like upside down letter D the first time i saw it i was in shock then i saw it again maybe i should see if my father still has a pair and tell him to wear it he will be in style !

    #810008
    ronrsr
    Member

    My wire-rimmed contacts are external. They’re like the glasses John Lennon wore, only smaller.

    #810009
    kapusta
    Participant

    Whats next “Bozo the Clown” shoes?

    I don’t know if its still the case now, but when I was in high school these huge (and if you ask me) ugly x 10 rubber rain boots were in. Sort of what a 5 year old would wear to jump in puddles but on an adult. They were covered with polka dots and other really umm… ugly designs.

    upside down letter D

    Ding, ding! Great way to describe them.

    *kapusta*

    #810010
    stickynote
    Member

    bein_hasdorim: 🙂

    #810011

    Toi: It would be interesting to see you wearing two monocles at once, but it might be uncomfortable for you, as (I think) they are held before each eye by the pressure of the muscles around your eye. Perhaps a pince-nez would be more comfortable, plus it is bound to offer more of a choice of styles.

    #810012
    apushatayid
    Participant

    “Chassidim can choose between a thousand different shirts/sweaters/suits/shtreimels/bekeshes/shoes.”

    True. There are thousands of black pants, shoes, suits, streimels, sweaters and bekeshes to choose from. Equally true is that there are thousands of white shirts to choose from.

    #810013
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    apushatayid; There are thousands of companies manufacturing right on left shirts?!! For men?!!!!! j/k 😉

    Good point though!

    #810014
    apushatayid
    Participant

    About as many that manufacture bekeshes.

    #810015
    ColombianJew
    Member

    I don’t know what’s up with the weird glasses but I think mine are relatively modern, they are small frame titanium with UV protection.

    #810016
    minyan gal
    Member

    Colombian, with a hand that size, you need larger specs. Actually that is a very interesting piece of art that you are posing with. Are you the creator of it?

    #810017
    GumBall
    Member

    Hey Mods i never knew ur allowed 2 post pictures of urself on CR (no,dont wrry i wud never post a pix of myself here)…LOl

    #810018
    Tums
    Member

    Colombian: I must commend you on your good taste in choosing an appropriate sweater promoting the place we all love.

    #810019
    ColombianJew
    Member

    The sculpture was at a art museum in Bogota I visited. Yes people have mentioned I have big hands but I am a tall guy.

    #810020
    miritchka
    Member

    “I remember years ago, this really “Braite” (extra wide) Guy landed his Boeing on my toe during the dancing at a friends wedding. Man did that hurt.

    It felt like he literally put a hole in my foot.”

    thats nothing compared to the spiky heels women wear…OUCH!

    #810021

    I think the glasses are hysterical but looks cool on some people!

    #810022
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    http://www.joylot.com/afullsize_thumbs/ss/673476913.jpg

    i just got some variation of that…judge me 🙂

    #810023
    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    miritchka; One of the many reasons we stay outta the women’s

    section.

    #810024
    adorable
    Participant

    you guys are smart then. did lipa start this trend?

    #810025
    GumBall
    Member

    bombmaniac-Hey i really like those glasses!!

    #810027
    miritchka
    Member

    bein hasdorim: now i know why men walk into the ladies section only during the meal…silly me to think it was because of tznius!! lol

    #810028
    bombmaniac
    Participant

    “bombmaniac-Hey i really like those glasses!!”

    so do i 😛

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