Glasses of the Year Awards – 2013

SelectSpecs Frames of the Year Awards 2013

It’s that time of year again, the Christmas holidays are just days away and I haven’t even started my shopping yet – Crumbs!!!

But that’s not important right now, because we’ve just spent the last week, going over all our favourite glasses and sunglasses from the last year and picked out our choice for “Best of the Best” in a variety of different categories and price points.

We’ve come up with an impressive selection of prescription glasses and designer sunglasses that meet or exceed an exceptional level of quality, designed to a unique and impressive ... read more

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Superdry Eyewear now Available – Including “Frame of the Year 2012″

Frame of the Year 2012 - Superdry 'Officer' from are now proud sellers of Superdry Eyewear, including the recent winner of the Frames of the Year Award 2012 at the Optician Awards held at Hilton Park Lane, London.

The awesome ‘Officer’ frame by Superdry beat off all the competition from much bigger rivals in the eyewear market to be announced the winner in the landmark event in the optical calendar, this year marks the 15th year of celebrating excellence within the industry.

It’s an impressive achievement for the trendy Superdry brand who only entered the eyewear marketplace last year.  The winning fr... read more

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Johnny Depp and his Sunglasses from Rum Diary

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp stars alongside Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard in the new film “Rum Diary”.

Brief synopsis from IMDB.

Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) is a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean. Paul is challenged on many levels as he tries to carve out a more secure niche for himself amidst a group of lost souls all bent on self-destruction.

As we can see in the trailer, Johnny Depp is featured wearing a classic pair of semi-rimless sunglasses.  Unfortunately... read more

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Oscar Nominated James Franco Sunglasses in 127 Hours

Being the big movie fans we are here at SelectSpecs, we were pretty excited to see the full list of Oscar nominations for 2011, which were released yesterday.

It’s great to see that one of our films of the year – 127 Hours has picked up 6 nominations including a well deserved Best Actor nod for James Franco who has really put himself in the limelight with his brilliant yet lonely performance as Aron Ralston in this true story directed by the Oscar winning director of Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle.

James Franco (on the left) plays the adventurous risk-taker Aron Rals... read more

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Amanda Seyfried dons the Geeky Glasses in Jennifer’s Body


Anyone who has read this blog before knows that we like to make the odd trip to the movies and shame on us if we are also big fans of Megan Fox too (as mentioned in our Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen post), after all, which red-blooded male isn’t? Personally I was also a massive fan of the movie Juno, written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Paige, so I was looking forward to see what she (Cody) would come up with next.

To find out that the aptly named Megan Fox would be the star of Cody’s next film script made me very happy, and yet a little bit sad at the same... read more

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Johnny Depp and his Public Enemies Sunglasses

Just lately a few of us from have made good use of Orange’s fantastic Orange Wednesday promotion by paying regular visits to the cinema to see recent films such as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, and The Hangover.  Last night we decided to check out Michael Mann’s new 1930′s cat and mouse crime thriller, Public Enemies, staring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Academy Award Winner Marion Cotillard. <object width="560" height="340" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebas... read more

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Successful Glasses Wearing Celebrities

Buddy Holly Glasses

We’ve taken a look at some popular celebrities in the public eye from historically to the current day to bring you a list of some of the most popular glasses wearing celebrities.

Buddy Holly

In his short 22 year life, Buddy Holly made an unforgettable impression on the new music called rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950′s, but went on to influence several generations of artists including Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Pictured wearing his big chunky plastic frames he has been quoted by John Lennon as “Making it OK to wear glasses” and also influenced ... read more

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