Neil Moser on June 2, 2021
Quite often I have clients ask me to define the frames they are trying on to make sure they fit a certain perceived classification. Society may try to tell you that you are too old or too young to wear this or that; we do not support this ageist agenda. Even many designers predetermine who should be wearing their frames by using words like masculine or feminine. Well, I say don’t listen to them and don’t let stereotypes define what frame makes you happy. However you identify (male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these), we will help you find a frame to suit your personality. Whether you are 2 or 102, we will help you find a frame to suit your style.
Choosing a frame is about expressing your personality and showcasing your individual style. We do not attach gender or age to our frames and every round frame isn’t a Harry Potter frame! Our eyewear consultants are here to guide you through the selection process and let you know what looks awesome on you and why. Ultimately, we want you to feel comfortable and confident with your new frame.
The Carat from Bruno Chaussignand is technically defined as a frame for women, but do you know who wears it well? Our marketing assistant Troy Dettwiler (he/him, 33 years old).
The BK1008 from Blake Kuwahara has a strong rectangular presence that society would label as masculine, but do you know who wears it well? Our eyewear consultant Celine Isogai (she/her, 25 years old).
The Spirit rimless from Lindberg is traditionally typecast as a frame for the older generation, but do you know who wears it well? Our edging technician Gin Fraser (she/her, 36 years old).
Fun frames are not just for the young, but the young at heart. The Hatch from l.a. Eyeworks is super fun and do you know who wears it well? Our optician Mike Finney (he/him, 57 years old).
The Halo from TAVAT is round. This model even has tinted lenses. For some reason, no matter the design or material, if it’s round it equals Harry Potter, but do you know who disagrees? Me (he/him, 39 years old).
I would like to give credit to l.a. Eyeworks for creating beautiful frames and showcasing them in a way that is artistic and does not conform to age or gender. We are all individuals with our own unique sense of style and no one should put us in a box.
It takes courage to embrace your true identity – especially after years of oppression and continuing macro and microaggressions. To all of my fellow LGBTQIA2+ members and allies, you are beautiful works of art. Not just this month, but every day of the year I hope you can find time to celebrate!