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.
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.
‘I think thicker dark frames definitely stand out a bit more and show people that I am not afraid to express myself through fashion.’
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.