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· July 29th, 2015

· 06/29/2015

Turn the Beat Around

When the largest Beat Generation conference in twenty years happens in your own backyard, you have no choice but to boogie down.

When the largest Beat Generation conference in twenty years happens in your own backyard, you have no choice but to boogie down.

Our San Francisco store hosted a little pre-party for the 2015 Beatnik Shindig, a conference presented by The Beat Museum featuring an embarrassment of riches (Poetry workshops! Scholarly panels! Readings galore! Jazzjazzjazz!).

We welcomed participants with specialty cocktails (for sipping) vintage typewriters (for typing-upon), and live jazz from The Nova Jazz Band and The Word Party (for getting everyone in precisely the right frame of mind).

And now: party photos!

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Focused. Fired up. Head in the game.

DSC_0044 Now that’s what we call “synergy”.

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Little music to get us all in the mood.

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Sharp-dressed man.

DSC_0118Accessory game: superb.

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Can we commission a sculpture of this man’s beautiful head? Is that weird?

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This, folks, is how it is done.

DSC_0255 Some friends, some drink, some linguistic play—what more could you want?

DSC_0286Once a gentleman, always a gentleman.

DSC_0299Love his color palette. Love his vibe, in general.

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DSC_0330Performing a quick manual spell-check.

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“Trust me on these.”

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Trust: vindicated!

DSC_0394An applause-worthy hat! (*Claps*)

DSC_0404Beard game: FLAWLESS.

DSC_0419“Let me just drop a quick verse…”

DSC_0442He’s saying something smart. You can just tell.

DSC_0497Love that tortoise. Adds just the right amount of je ne sais quoi, as the French say.

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“Did I intentionally match my glasses to the ice in my frosty Moscow Mule from Barbary Coast Catering? No. Does it bother me? Not in the slightest.”

DSC_0526Talk about a triple threat.

DSC_0532We’d be smiling if we had a necklace that cool, too!

DSC_0197¡Adios, amigos! ‘Til next time.

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TO DO · 06/27/2015

Let’s take a moment to reflect on National Sunglasses Day

Dearest sunglasses,

It’s finally June 27th: the day you’ve been awaiting all year. Not because it’s National Orange Blossom day, and not because it’s Tobey Maguire’s birthday (although we wish you the best, Tobes)…

Dearest sunglasses,

It’s finally June 27th: the day you’ve been awaiting all year. Not because it’s National Orange Blossom day, and not because it’s Tobey Maguire’s birthday (although we wish you the best, Tobes)…

…but because it’s NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY.

Thanks for being invented, sunglasses! We’re glad you’re here.

Sincerely yours,
Warby Parker

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TO DO · 06/25/2015

Marco! Polo…

We’ve tweaked the classic pool game (not the explorer) “Marco Polo” in a new video directed by Alexander Klein. This time around, there’s a Warby Parker twist: the water is warmer and the stakes are higher.

We’ve tweaked the classic pool game (not the explorer) “Marco Polo” in a new video directed by Alexander Klein. This time around, there’s a Warby Parker twist: the water is warmer and the stakes are higher. It’s one part aquatic warfare and one part sunglasses.

Starring a very charming duo, plus the Jennings frame in Beach Glass, “Marco Polo” was filmed in Los Angeles, aka the unofficial pool capital of America. It was the perfect kick-off to the season. Inner tubes, summer love, reading by the pool—the video has it all. It’s how we #seesummerbetter.

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TO READ · 06/24/2015

To Read: Tired of Your Thoughts?

Want to escape your brain? We cannot help you, but these journals and diaries will provide respite from quotidian contemplation.

Want to escape your brain? We cannot help you, but these journals and diaries will provide respite from quotidian contemplation.

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TO BUY · 06/21/2015

Happy first day of summer!

It’s only taken nearly six months, but the longest day of the year is finally upon us. (Also, hey dads—happy Father’s Day!)

It’s only taken nearly six months, but the longest day of the year is finally upon us. (Also, hey dads—happy Father’s Day!)

There are 90 and some change days in the season. Time to focus up and make some plans. Or, honestly, take it easy. Regardless, don’t forget your sunglasses. They’ll always complete the scene.

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#seesummerbetter

(At the top, Piper in Petal Tortoise. Just above, Downing in English Oak.)

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TO BUY · 06/19/2015

We Spy: Striped Indigo

We know—it looks like a difficult (and messy) job getting those brilliant bands of indigo color on our new sunglasses.
Good thing we took care of it.

We know—it looks like a difficult (and messy) job getting those brilliant bands of indigo color on our new sunglasses.

Good thing we took care of it.

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TO DO · 06/17/2015

Grab your headphones

We are literally four days away from the official start of summer, but our celebration has been going strong for a while now. No better way to ring in June 21 a little bit early with a Spotify playlist chockablock with songs ripe for all your seasonal activities.

We are literally four days away from the official start of summer, but our celebration has been going strong for a while now. (See here, here, and here.) No better way to ring in June 21 a little bit early with a Spotify playlist chockablock with songs ripe for all your seasonal activities.

Our friend and veteran music supervisor Randall Poster provided the tunes so you know it’s going to be majorly listenable. We’ll have more See Summer Better mixes over the next few months; until then, listen to the first installment here >

1. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

2. Everyday – by A$AP Rocky, feat. Rod Stewart, Miguel, and Mark Ronson

3. Electric Love – BØRNS

4. Come Find Me - Emile Haynie, Lykke Li, and Romy

5. Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone

6. Get Low – Dillon Francis and DJ Snake

7. Take Ü There – Jack Ü, Diplo, Kieska, and Skrillex

8. You Know You Like It – DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge

9. Tonight Belongs To U! – Jeremih and Flo Rida

10. Heroes – Alesso

11. Annie – Neon Indian

12. Coming Home – Leon Bridges

13. Pieces – Tanlines

14. How Could You Babe – Tobias Jesso Jr.

15. I’m Callin’ – Tennis

16. Loud Places - Jamie xx and Romy

17. Disciples – Tame Impala

18. Better in the Morning – Little Boots

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