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I never thought I would say it but purchasing glasses these days is a lot of fun. Emporio Armani is a designer brand available in most high street and online shops. I have them as prescription glasses.
What I like about them:
I knew instantly that I liked these glasses when I saw them. I tried them on but still pondered about if they were the ones. However, it was the thickness of the arm, the colour and a more subtle logo that made me finally open my purse. If like me you take your time to make a purchase and like to know more then I hope this may help...
A light weight metal frame, which has rounded rectangular lenses that are semi-rimmed with the Eagle logo on the outer side of the arm of the glasses. I consider them to be two tone. They are classed as Unisex frames.
The semi-rimmed look is a new style for me and initially I thought it would be unflattering (for some reason I associate it with reading glasses), but actually it is quite stylish with this frame design. Semi-rimmed refers to the fact that they look clear at the bottom and not framed all around the lens. This gives a more casual look in my view.
These frames come in a range of colours (I have the brown/bronze). They have a stylish look with the darker and lighter two colours. I am fond of them because of the colour toning which implies a texture contrast.
Does the Designer Make Matter?
I think these days you need to know about 'Brands' and to be aware of quality items. I was influenced by the connection to Armani. However I have since learnt:
Emporio Armani is the more affordable collection of the Armani brand, it seems to be associated with sportswear and more casual wear, whilst still keeping the 'Italian flair'. Therefore it seems to be classed as less formal and prestigious than the tailored menswear brand of Armani.
So getting the right pair is like buying shoes... you need to know what others are wearing, try some on and to have comfort with style! My glasses are a fashion accessory as well as a necessity. Yes, I need them to see, but I can change them and have several pairs because today glasses are more affordable. I purchased mine from Specsavers and they were very affordable, but I did check them out online as well.
I am intrigued with glasses and on the inside of the arm you should find the codes! These tell you all about your glasses, in-case you are interested this is how you decipher them!
For example: 51  16 140
This information tells you the lens diameter 51 / the nose bridge size 16 / and the length of the arm of the glasses 140.
I would suggest you check your current prescription glasses to see the size you have. This helps me when I am shopping for glasses as I roughly know the ones which will suit me best (a must if you are buying online). Although your optician can advise you and some frames have several size options.
A final word on the Emporio Armani frames:
They should have the eagle trademark on the outside of the arm, they are made in Italy, the quality should look good and the model number and codes should be authentic. They should come with a case and cleaning cloth.
Would I recommend them?
Yes these are a good brand for men and women / with a range of colour options.
My final points would be how I consider my specs to be a flexible option, with the rectangular shape suiting most face shapes, they have a classy but simple detail on the arms, a strong side which gives it a modern look. Mine are a comfortable pair to wear, sturdy and very affordable (in the 2 for one at Specsavers, summer 2013).