I was reading – or, rather, watching – this slideshow feature on GQ's website all about glasses. Web surfing with reckless abandon had gotten me to the article in the first place, so when I saw a pair of amazing Tom Ford men's glasses, I thought I'd surf over to tomford.com and check them out.
Tom Ford's entire eyewear collection makes my mouth water, as did the GQ slideshow about thick-rimmed glasses. You see, I am a sucker for thick (within reason) plastic frames. While Superman had to change into his costume before fighting crime and saving the day, it wasn't until he put those Clark Kent frames back on his chiseled face that I really found him sexy.
But I digress.
The Tom Ford frames that piqued my interest were a pair that looked just like those worn by another, less prolific, superhero: Dan Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl II, from Watchmen, whose nerdy hotness puts Superman to shame, at least in my eyes. The glasses are $380, but…look how pretty!!
Here's how they appeared in the better-lit GQ spread:
My own film-critic alter ego (super-hero name not yet assigned) feels pressed to point out that Tom Ford's work was also represented in the GQ.com article through a shot of Collin Firth from A Single Man (set in the 1960s), in which Firth dons some smashing black frames. And if I wanted to TOTALLY blow your mind (I do) I'd tell you that Matthew Goode was in both A Single Man (as Jim, whom he played excellently) AND in the film version of Watchmen (as Ozymandias, whom he played as if he didn't speak English that well). Whoa!
Anyway, check out Ford's entire glasses lineup at TomFord.com .