It is that time in life where I am in need of a new pair of glasses. My specs, frames, glasses, whatever your term of preference, are one of the most important accessories and usually I enjoy shopping for a new pair. However, the trend of oversized frames has leant itself to ill-fitting glasses from brands trying to make a one-size-fits-all platform. To be honest, this has left me a bit uninspired and frustrated.
That is how one (who finds her fashion inspirations from fictional characters, as seen previously on Cardigans and Cravats) inevitably begins a search that contains the following terms: "Cosima Orphan Black Glasses." The internet instantly delivered, thanks to the countless sites to devoted to clothing seen on television. The results, however, led to so much more: a head over heels crush on SALT. Optics.
Why am I attracted to the SALT. brand? I prefer my glasses to be classic, but with a twist. The colors and slight variations of shapes fit that bill. Words that are used to describe the brand are simple, timeless, quality, hand-craftsmanship, and modern. Of course, sometimes when less is more, the price is a little higher, which is the case with SALT. When you factor in the fact these are handmade frames with impeccable design, it makes a lot more sense.
For those not in the need of optical frames, they also make a beautiful line of sunglasses. You can find more on their site, or one of their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
In addition to all the styles above, here are some of my favorites (one of which I am very much trying to track down). SALT. does provide a retail locator as they do not currently sell them on their site. I was able to find one in my area and I look forward to trying on some of the frames below in person. I imagine when I finally find my right pair, I will have moves like Cosima right? Well.... at least I will have her spec-style.