Whenever one talks about breaking new ground in fashion or revolutionizing personal appearance aesthetics, the name of Tom Ford is sure to be floated up. The reason is simple: this is a brand that has spent the best part of the last decade building and molding itself into a label of expression, as opposed to a small design company...This enthralling journey began when Thomas Ford left his prestigious position as Creative Director at Gucci to launch his line of menswear, beauty, accessories and of course, dazzling eyewear, choosing to name this new venture after himself. Ford has defined his customers as international, cultured and well-traveled individuals while as far as women are concerned, he has added that his female customers are “intelligent women who know their style.
Keeping this in mind, one realizes that tom ford eyeglasses are pretty much the epitome of eyewear fashion that is both practical and pleasing to the eye. Before we get into exactly why this is the case, let us try to understand why one would invest in a pair of eyeglasses in the first place.
To start with, eyeglasses are a convenient tool for people with weak eyesight as it enables them to remain productive and maintain a high quality of life without any hindrance. Moreover, a smart pair of glasses enhances your outward appearance greatly, making you look more attractive. The right pair can enhance features such as your chin and your jawline, give you a more symmetrical look and generally give you an air of confidence and charm.
This naturally brings us to why tom ford eyeglasses are so special. First off, it is worth noting that the main types of glasses that Tom Ford designs are Aviators and Wayfarers. What’s the difference between the two? Well, the former is more vintage as it was popularized during World War II by American pilots who needed something that would provide their eyes with complete protection from the harsh sunlight and UV rays. In popular culture, Aviators have been prevalent, especially in movies such as Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise.
Meanwhile, Wayfarers were introduced later in 1952, bringing highly available plastic molding technology to the fore in eyewear. These frames are thicker and bolder than the previously popular thin metal frames. While they did experience a dip in popularity during the 1970s, their increased portrayal in movies (Audrey Hepburn rocked a pair in Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and usage by a plethora of celebrities and artists succeeded in reviving them.
Now, tom ford eyeglasses have naturally attempted to (and succeeded, in many cases) to accentuate these established styles. For instance, one of the most popular eyeglasses of our time is the Tom Ford Snowdon Wayfarers, characterized by thick and bold black plastic frames that inevitably make you more noticeable. While they will cost you around $430, their elegance and beauty are undeniable.
Another highlight of tom ford eyeglasses in recent years is the irresistible Dimitri Aviator Sunglasses, which borrow from the classic Aviator structure, with an added gold upper trim as well as enhanced curves, and will put you back by at most $300.
Finally, if cat eye frames get you nostalgic, tom ford eyeglasses have touched upon those as well. With a price tag of $460, the Anoushka Butterfly not only possesses the unique cat eye shape but also consists of the signature silver trim.
In conclusion, tom ford eyeglasses may not be the most affordable in the world, but then again, according to Tom Ford’s description, his target customers are individuals “possessing disposable income.” What they are is a thing of beauty, a timeless creation of elegance and a product of sophistication and great artistic taste hence they should deserve to be appreciated as such.