Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Astig Makes a Winning Look

pince nez astigI never thought much of the Astig as a desirable pince-nez. That was until Michael from Australia sent in his picture to participate in the Renassaince's "nose pad give-away." On Michael, the Astig looks great! One thing I should have known from before is that eyewear style varies with the wearer. What works for one person may not work for another. Clearly, the Astig works for him, as does the safety ribbon.

The Astig has an adjustable, spring-loaded bridge which is much easier to fit than a fingerpiece. Also, the rimmed style can be fitted easily with lenses. For some reason, this style was much more popular in England than in the US during the heyday of pince-nez.

Michael is a very busy man. Father, published author of short stories, a pipe smoker and collector, and an all-around good guy. Thanks for sending in your photo.


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