Battle of the Brands – Ray-Ban Vs. Oakley (Winter 12/13)

Battle of the Brands - Ray-Ban Vs Oakley

We’ve been looking over our sales figures and have noticed an interesting trend over the course of the Winter, which actually hit a peak in February.  Traditionally, Ray-Ban has always been our best selling designer brand, but over the Winter the gap between Ray-Ban in first place and our second place brand was beginning to close right up.

Towards the end of the month of February for first time ever, Ray-Ban was actually pushed down into second place as our best selling brand.  But who could overpower the might of the best known eyewear brand in the industry?


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Street Survey Says Wearing Glasses Makes You Up To 75% MORE Sexy to The Opposite Sex

On the 23rd November 2011 we carried out a Street Survey to find out if wearing glasses changes the way people see you.  With photos of five different people (both with and without their glasses) we asked passers by to rate a selection of the images based on the following traits: -

  • Attractiveness
  • Intelligence
  • Trustworthiness
  • Employability
  • Sex Appeal

Even we were amazed by the results.

100% of the models were considered by the public to be sexier, more employable, trustworthy AND intelligent when wearing their specs.  But even more interestingly, our study found that it was men who benefited most from embracing their specs.

Women considered the male models on average 38% more attractive and 35% more intelligent when wearing glasses.  One male model was perceived as a whopping 75% sexier when seen in specs.  Men in general were considered to be 60% MORE SEXY by women.  With figures like that it seems like a no-brainer - If you want to turn heads, you've got to make a 'spectacle' of yourself.

Take a look at our video from the day (above) and see what people really had to say about glasses wearers.  Or bask in the glory of our study results from our Infographic below.

SelectSpecs Street Survey Infographic

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Deal of the Day – Arbor Prescription Glasses


Well, it goes without saying… The snow has all but melted just in time for Christmas, I spent all last weekend breaking my back to build a world record (if slightly deformed) snowman and now he’s nothing but a disappointing mushy melted puddle on the floor

Oh well, lets open door 23 on our Christmas Advent Calendar

We are giving 20% off ALL our own Arbor Prescription Glasses today while stocks last.  There are some real beauties here and I honestly can&#... read more

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Weekend Deals – Oakley VALVE, EA 9592/S Sunglasses & SS Gold Collection

SelectSpecs Weekend Deals - Oakley Valve

It’s basically the weekend again and it’s the last one before Christmas so lets open up 3 more doors on the Christmas Advent Calendar and leave them open all weekend for you.  That’s right guys, read on to find out what deals we are running this weekend…

Oakley OX3093 VALVE Prescription Glasses are currently £24 OFF – selling for just £98.99 this weekend only, while stocks last.  These are some of our most popular Oakley prescriptions glasses, so don’t hang around.

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Deal of the Day – Jimmy Choo 01 Prescription Glasses

SelectSpecs Deal of the Day - Jimmy Choo 01 Prescription Glasses

Door 16 of the SelectSpecs Advent Calendar is now open ladies…

Jimmy Choo fans can now get these Jimmy Choo 01 prescription glasses to match their designer shoes when they head to the shops to pick up the latest Sex & The City movie on DVD or Blu-Ray.  We’re giving a further 15% OFF our regular selling price, and don’t forget this includes prescription lenses will all the usual FREE coatings offered by SelectSpecs that others would normally charge as much as £10 each for.

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Deal of the Day – Hawaii Prescription Glasses

Hawaii Designer Glasses from SelectSpecs

Day 15 of the SelectSpecs Advent Calendar is now open and its tropical baby…

Our Hawaii Collection of prescription glasses are some of our most favourite and high-quality models at SelectSpecs.  Ironically I don’t actually wear glasses myself (even though I work for SelectSpecs) what can I say, my eyes are damn near perfect but if I did wear glasses I would definitely choose something from the Hawaii range.  These sporty, fashionable, metal frames take their inspiration from brands such as Oakley, Bolle or Rudy Project prescription frames.

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Eyeglasses: Function and Fashion


Eyeglasses have come a long way from having only a corrective purpose, paying no attention to style to combining practicality and fashion. Available in a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and colors, prescription glasses can help one construe their personal image.

The progress made in the eyewear industry has made it possible for people to correct their vision disorders in elegant and fashionable ways with just about all the top designer fashion brands jumping in and playing a roll.

The introduction of lightweight frames and lenses have enabled the change in attitude towards glasses.  Th... read more

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