Back from NY, where I had a lovely time. What a great city! And what a treat to meet Zap and Mochi in person. As we said about a thousand times, YLF is truly an amazing place.
At the last minute, for reasons I can't fully explain, I went ahead and bought those specs I showed the other day. Even though the shape is quite similar to the ones I already have.
Why? Well.... I just felt that mysterious pull, you know? I hadn't gone in looking for specs, I didn't think I wanted specs, yet the minute I tried these on, something clicked. And then I just kept going back and back to them. For one thing, the fit felt unusually good -- I have such trouble with that. But they also made me smile.
Anyway, in my experience, it's usually a good idea to listen to these urges. I felt pretty sure that I would be sorry if I came away without them. I could get them in Canada but the cost is far higher here. So with the thought that I would at minimum be buying myself a bit of time, I brought them home.
I CAN return them for full refund, and I have two weeks to do that. I could also exchange them for something different.
There was another pair there that I also liked a lot. These ones are a bit smaller than my current ones and a more obviously different shape, and they were available in a blue. They are not available in the fuchsia lined colour. They do come in purple, which I tried, but it did not look as good as this version. And they also come in a few other potentially good colours.
I would love your thoughts on this.
Pic 1/2: Specs I brought home with me.
Pics 3/4: Specs I could potentially exchange these for.
Pics 5/6: Specs I already own. (Sorry, pic quality is not great).
Pic 7: Fun Paul Smith pair I tried.
Pic 8: Same specs as #1, closer pic.
Note: the lenses in the store ones are all highly reflective and they also seemed lightly tinted, which would not be true with my own lenses.
Note again: It might be possible to have the current specs made into sunnies, another option.
Final note: both potential new specs are in "titan" and have adjustable nose pads; my current specs are acetate.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!