I found myself publicly cursing my very fashionable Gucci sunglasses last week. It was suggested, that I might log a guest post on DFOF about eyewear. While I’m sure that this post wasn’t exactly what anyone was expecting, I decided I was game anyway. Just to be sure, I re-read the about page and found this snippet
I’ve asked a few friends to take lots of photos of software types, be they geeks, suits, software celebs, multi-billionaires or wage slaves. We’ll post them on the blog, and sometimes pass a critical eye over the sartorial state of the software industry.
OK, if a critical eye on geeks of the software industry is the topic, then I am absolutely in the right ballpark for DFOF. In the interest of full disclosure, I am on record as having no fashion sense. I do, however, have fashionable people in my life, and so I outsource my fashion choices as much as possible. I am also on record as being of the strong belief that eyewear is probably the most essential fashion component, especially for men. If your eyewear is not current you just look old. Sorry, it’s true.
As part of my eye exam I had my pupils dilated and I realized as I was attempting to drive to the office, that my fashionable sunglasses don’t actually do anything useful in the “protect my eyes from sun” department. These glasses are exclusively a fashion accessory, purchased not for the love of fashion, but for the realization that these were glasses I should want to own.
Here is how I think I look in my fashionable sunglasses
And in fact here is how real tech geeks wear sunglasses.
Yes, we do plan to stick with our day jobs.