What are Hipster Glasses?

The hipster style was all the talk a few years ago. You probably either love it or hate it. To be honest, I like the style of hipster glasses the best, compared to nerdy glasses (rimless?) – although the two words have a similar association now, so I guess NERD might not be the right WORD. Anyways, the word “HIPSTER” just doesn’t do it for me.

So, when you hear “hipster glasses”, what comes to mind? Regardless, if you hate or love the word hipster, your synonymous thoughts for hipster GLASSES should be along the lines of “fashion eyewear”, “vintage eyewear”, “retro glasses” or “chic eyeglasses”. When you say those phrases you may have different feelings/vibes towards certain words, but if you google each of those phrases, the result – similar eyewear designs. Which basically means hipster eyewear IS fashion eyewear. Anyways, before you make any decisions, take the time to really understand the word hipster and it’s culture.

Before we get into the glasses, let’s briefly talk about “Hipsters”.

What’s in, is in. Whether or not the word “hipster” is dying, the style is still alive. Just take a walk around any big city and have a look for yourself. And again, to be honest, I like it. You don’t have to fall into this stereotype of hipster to be a hipster. If you are into the fashion culture (hipster culture) great, be proud, it means you have STYLE.

Now, I’m not saying by any means to be a stereotypical full-on hipster, or that there is anything wrong with going all out hipster, I just personally think that it is too much if overdone. To each his own, though. How to be a full-on hipster? But adopting some of the thoughts and styles of the hipster culture can really be a great way to show your uniqueness. Little bit contemporary, little bit vintage and a little bit I don’t care can go a long way.

What is the definition of hipster?
A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.
Or the more in-depth Urban dictionary version.

Quick question: What’s the difference between Hipster and Hippe?

Now let’s get back to the main topic. What are “hipster glasses”?

– Usually made of plastic, a.k.a. “rich Italian acetate sheets”, quite possibly horns and tortoiseshell. Also, definitely WOODEN frames.
– Thick-rimmed frames, a.k.a. “horn-rimmed glasses
– Bold colors and/or some sort of tortoiseshell imitation.
– Big frames, cat-eye glasses, perfectly round eye rims – sound familiar?
– Basically any glasses Johnny Depp has ever worn.

To top it off, many people who wear these chic “Hipster” glasses have 20/20 vision. Like me, I call my glasses ‘specs’ because they are non-prescription. I’m in it for the style baby.

You might be thinking, what about some respectable, intelligent, high-quality titanium glasses? Well, even they can be hip too. Check these titanium aviator style glasses and tell me I’m lying. Plus the size is much better for progressive lenses.

At this point you are either thinking to yourself “Na, not for me.” or “Let me see some hipster glasses.” In that case, here a few examples of vintage/fashion/chic/retro/HIPSTER glasses:

Ota (a.k.a. Kingsmen Secret Service Glasses)

Mariana in Ocean Marble


Shetland in Black Diamond

Visaya in Maroon Rouge

This article is really brief, only a small spec (pun intended) of the meaning hipster. Personally we all love the hipster culture here at Trioo, not only because we like the way they dress/think (plus the awesome beards) but because 90% of hipsters wear glasses! And that’s good business.

We would love to hear your opinions on hipsters and hipster glasses, and also what you think about our “Hipster collection“. Please leave us a comment below.

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