NBA Glasses: Playoffs Version9:42 PM
I never suspected my most popular post on Eyedolatry all time would be a short segment on NBA players wearing glasses. (Click here to access the post that sparked my realization of the original eyewear obsession). Fortunately (or unfortunately in some player's cases) the trend for the NBA's top players to sport the latest eyewear fashions is rolling full steam ahead. Here's the latest look at some of the top eyewear sported in this year's playoffs so far:
The Celtics star gave a post-game interview in these large rimmed zyl frames. My verdict: these frames are much too large. Look at all of the excess space between the side of Pierce's head and the outer rim of the frame. If you see more air than face, this is a big indicator that your frames are too large. Even when purchasing oversized frames for the "geek" eyewear trend, it is still best to get a deep frame (which will give you that oversize look) that actually fits your face for a tailored appearance. For more information on properly fitting oversize "geek chic" frames to your face, please visit this post.
(See this post for more information on better options for round faces)
Does Westbrook (or any of these NBA players) actually need glasses? Definitely not in Westbrook's case at least. Here is an excerpt from a "Daily Thunder" interview (courtesy http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2012/05/15/russell-westbrook-talks-fashion-ive-been-knowing-how-to-dress-for-a-while/)
Westbrook: I’ve been wearing glasses all season. I think last night was probably just the night they finally seen it.
Westbrook: I see better without ‘em.
Westbrook: There you go.
Westbrook: I’ve been knowing how to dress for a while.Well, I think that last comment has sparked quite a bit of internet debate, but I am definitely not qualified to judge overall fashion statements. Let me stick to glasses.
Compare Westbrook's (right) to Durant's frames here. These frames aren't terrible, but again, too round for his face. A frame like Durant's that is slightly more rectangular in shape would be much more flattering. Conversely, Durant's face shape is much longer and he could wear a round frame like Westbrook's more easily. Just some nuances of the glasses world.
And to the right we have Westbrook's now infamous "Gone Fishing" ensemble. I'm not going to give any serious critiques here because that would be positively ridiculous. I am still a big fan of red frames in case anyone is wondering. The point that I respect about Westbrook's glasses choices is that he is obviously just trying to have fun. And I think any celebrity encouraging the world that glasses are fun and stylish is a great thing to do!