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Instagram fashion: Framed

Jason Hollingsworth

“I think thicker dark frames definitely stand out a bit more and show people that I am not afraid to express myself through fashion,” Jason Hollingsworth said.

Welcome to our new series highlighting stylish Instagram exhibitionists who love to show off their latest finds on social media — or simply display their bad selves adorned in flashy street style.

This week’s theme: Dark framed glasses.

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I was perusing the Insta-verse, and spotted a lot of nerd chic. Well, this is Boston, after all. Naturally I did what any good reporter/blogger would do. I cyberstalked and asked questions. Our first victim is 31-year-old Jason Hollingsworth of Dorchester.

Q. What do you think the dark frames say about you?

A. I think thicker dark frames definitely stand out a bit more and show people that I am not afraid to express myself through fashion. I have always enjoyed pushing the envelope and always gravitate to larger, bold glasses.

Q. When you see other people wearing dark frame glasses, do you feel a kinship with them? Is there a cult of nerd chic?

A. Actually yeah, it is also an easy ice breaker and girls in oversized dark glasses are super cute! I get asked if they are real a lot or if I just wear them for fun. YES, THEY ARE REAL, but if you have to wear glasses it might as well be fun.

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Q. Any regrets about the glasses?

A. Nope, no regrets. These are Oakley Fatcat and are actually my more “adult” tame glasses. I sometimes wear much bolder Vintage Cazals, I have a gold pair and a clear pair.

Q. What do you think your next pair of glasses will look like?

A. I have actually been looking a bit recently and I can’t really say. I try lots of stuff on that I think looks good, but finding the right pair that looks good on is always the challenge.

Thanks to Jason for being my first victim. More to come.

Christopher Muther can be reached at Find him on Instgram at Chrisinbos and on Twitter @Chris_Muther.

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