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· August 30th, 2015

TO SEE · 07/16/2015

Look, Ma. We’re On TV (Again!)

If movies are the silver screen and TV is the small screen, what does that make YouTube? Is YouTube the micro-screen? The e-Screen? #thoughts

If movies are the silver screen and TV is the small screen, what does that make YouTube? Is YouTube the micro-screen? The e-Screen? #thoughts

…either way, we’re on it! And also on TV. Our newest TV spot is currently beaming across televisions nationwide, and you can watch it here.

For your shopping convenience, here’s a list of all the frames pictured in the TV spot:

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TO BUY · 07/15/2015

The Next Next Level

It was the year 2003 when writer Leon Neyfakh first encountered a performer known as Juiceboxxx. Juiceboxxx was a fifteen-year-old white rapper from the Milwaukee suburbs.

The climate for rappers of this particular demographic profile was iffy at the time. As Neyfakh puts it in his new book, The Next Next Level: “Despite the fact that Eminem …

It was the year 2003 when writer Leon Neyfakh first encountered a performer known as Juiceboxxx. Juiceboxxx was a fifteen-year-old white rapper from the Milwaukee suburbs.

The climate for rappers of this particular demographic profile was iffy at the time. As Neyfakh puts it in his new book, The Next Next Level: “Despite the fact that Eminem was at the height of his powers, deciding to be a white rapper was still an uncomfortable proposition.” Juiceboxxx went there anyway. And Neyfakh followed.

The Next Next Level is a book about what happened next. You do not have to possess a natural interest in white rappers from Wisconsin in order to enjoy the author’s odyssey—indeed, it may be better if you don’t. Because then you can apply Neyfakh’s charm and depths and insights to whatever elevates YOUR pulse—whether it be Jane Austen or data science or clam chowder or Minions.

Neyfakh put it best: “This is a book about people trying to figure out what it is inside of them that makes them special, and then devoting themselves to the hard work of making it legible to the outside world.”

If that’s not universally applicable, heaven knows what is!

Buy the book and let us know who your personal Juiceboxxx is.

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TO BUY · 07/14/2015

Introducing Circuit Collection

Looping silhouettes, unexpected turns, and continuous curves—these are the things you look for in a top-notch Grand Prix circuit, or, in our case, a range of new sunglasses.

Looping silhouettes, unexpected turns, and continuous curves—these are the things you look for in a top-notch Grand Prix circuit, or, in our case, a range of new sunglasses.

Introducing Kincaid, Willard, and Joplin, three super-slick frames whose shapes were inspired by both auto racing tracks and circular vintage wire frames. Each pair is crafted from lightweight Japanese titanium and available in a handful of dashing colors.

Race on over here to see ‘em.

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TO DO · 07/10/2015

Turn It Up

Ready for the weekend? We’ve got another Spotify mix—compiled by noted music producer Randall Poster—to start things off on a good note. The selections are inspired by the ultimate road trip. (They all pair nicely with our Summer Editions road trip kit.) Don’t worry if you’re carless. You can strut to these, too.
Listen here …

Ready for the weekend? We’ve got another Spotify mix—compiled by noted music producer Randall Poster—to start things off on a good note. The selections are inspired by the ultimate road trip. (They all pair nicely with our Summer Editions road trip kit.) Don’t worry if you’re carless. You can strut to these, too.

Listen here >

#seesummerbetter

1. Dreams – Beck

2. Lisbon – Wolf Alice

3. On the Regular – Shamir

4. Crocodile Tears – Tobias Jesso Jr.

5. Outta My Mind – The Arcs

6. Six Days On the Road – Taj Mahal

7. Roll With It – Easton Corbin

8. Treat Her Right – Roy Head & The Traits

9. On the Road Again – Willie Nelson

10. Route 66 – Them

11. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave

12. Long Boat Pass – Tennis

13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John

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TO BUY · 07/08/2015

We Like Your Photos: June 2015

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

11378786_693993574061421_1644856278_n-1@trishjanovic     Shop Archie>

11246931_1443862479264764_776395353_n@nushosaur     Shop Abbott>

11356371_1422036534790702_2049396191_n-1@jesslambi     Shop Cass, Haskell, Baxter Ti, and Jennings 

11379122_1468833190074708_180785773_n@tigerpup     Shop Haskell>

11357658_1596992183902430_1162022308_n@floralbleu     Shop Haskell>

11376514_1459414604373719_1060830277_n@jen.bianca     Shop Daisy and Haskell

11385201_1617869961825666_104203417_n-1@carolinetribeski     Shop Stockton>

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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TO BUY · 07/07/2015

Night at the Museum

Last week, we had the good fortune to celebrate our Cooper Hewitt partnership with loads of friends at (naturally) the Cooper Hewitt in New York City.

Last week, we had the good fortune to celebrate our Cooper Hewitt partnership with loads of friends at (naturally) the Cooper Hewitt in New York City.

This was a little different than your usual mingling-at-the-museum get-together. Revelers congregated after hours to get a private taste of the galleries’ stellar collections. (If you haven’t taken a turn about the museum, hop on uptown 6 and head on in.) Add a little Perrier-Jouët and some musical stylings from Chris Norton, Daniela Kende, and Chargaux, and you’ve got yourself a fine evening.

A few photos from the night:

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A guy (Chris Norton) and his trumpet

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“I like it, but what is it?”

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And now, Daniela Kende on the cello

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Chargaux’s (Charly + Margaux) matching ensembles nearly stole the show from their violin artistry. Just nearly.

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Educational and entertaining!

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Photo-HannahThomson-4375You can’t leave any museum without hitting up the gift shop.

 

Photos by Hannah Thomson

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· 07/06/2015

A Few Thoughts on Improving Sightlines

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children in the United States.

This is not good.

What IS good: it’s possible to tackle this issue, and we are working hard behind the scenes (along with many others!) to do so. We’re very proud to announce a new partnership with the City of New York to provide glasses to local students in need, as part of the Community Schools initiative.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children in the United States.

This is not good.

What IS good: it’s possible to tackle this issue, and we are working hard behind the scenes (along with many others!) to do so. We’re very proud to announce a new partnership with the City of New York to provide glasses to local students in need, as part of the Community Schools initiative.

A bit of background: lack of vision care is a critical issue for students citywide. We estimate that between 20-25% of New York City public students have vision problems and require optometric testing and glasses— but don’t have access to either.

As part of the newly-launched program, Warby Parker will provide one pair of glasses to all Community Schools’ students who need them during the 2015-2016 academic year. For the following three school years, we’ll will provide a pair of glasses to all new and transfer Community School students who need them.

Over the past year, we’ve been piloting a similar program in New York City—figuring out what works, what doesn’t, and how to make it go-go-go.

We’re beyond stoked to be working in our own backyard, partnering with the Mayor’s Office to ensure that kids have the tools they need to see the chalkboard, do their homework and go get that education.

Stay tuned for more updates.

bodyPhoto courtesy of Ackime Snow

Photo at top by Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office

 

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