Get Dressed/ Designers
Kristin Booker • March 9, 2012

Objects of Desire: Tom Ford Special Edition Optical Eyewear Collection

They say that guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses. Well, if the Master of All Things Fabulous, Tom Ford, has anything to say about it, they most certainly will now – but it’ll cost you.

The designer who makes All Things I Love But Cannot Afford has created another item that I Want But Would Have to Sell An Organ to Get – a collection of special edition opticals. Yep, if you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses, Ford has created frames so exquisite and beautiful they might make you cry.

Crafted in gold-plated metal and precious water buffalo horn, they can be crafted to your prescription and then stored in…

a Bakelite box with a sumptuous brown lining specifically made to make sure that your glasses will live in the style and comfort to which Ford believes EVERYONE should be accustomed. Hide that old faux leather eyeglass case or it will disintegrate with a serious case of inferiority.

It even comes with a special chamois cloth and cleansing cream to ensure that they’re cared for properly. Which makes sense at a price tag of almost $3000. I would also be sure to rid the house of all sharp objects, because if someone were to sit on these glasses, murder and mayhem would most certainly ensue.

These most special spectacles are sold in Tom Ford boutiques and luxury retailers. This should come as no surprise to anyone who reads this site but – as with all things from my beloved designing guru – I want them.

Oh, Tom Ford, how I love you. What do you think? Would you spend $3k on a pair of eyeglasses? Let’s dish on the specs, kids!


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