Once upon a time, being called a nerd was considered fighting words, that is, if you could fight. But today, the image of a bookish, straight A student has evolved in to its own fashion template, and being compared to the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg is a verifiable pat on the back. Just turn on the radio and you’ll hear the rock group Weezer singing their praises about looking just like Buddy Holly, or go to your local coffee shop and count the number of black nerd glasses that parade in and out. Black nerd glasses started out as a passing trend, but they have slowly become the go to accessory for adding a little edge to jeans and a tee shirt, or a business suit.
More and more designers, from Wayfarer to Dolce and Gabbana are introducing black nerd glasses in to their lines and putting their own spin on the style. If you remember, the original frame, introduced by Wayfarer escaped nerd status by putting in a tinted lens. Wayfarer sunglasses were the height of chic during the fifties, but by replacing them with clear lenses, notables like Buddy Holly, Clark Kent and Woody Allen made them a perennial icon. Today, stars like Lisa Loeb and Tina Fey have provided a unisex appeal that has boosted the sale of a look that seems to be here to stay. Take a look at these product listings to get an idea of how you can up grade your look, and add a little of the past to your future.
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