The Instagram style theme of the week is dark framed glasses, and here's our final subject. I found the verbose, articulate and fashionable high school student Stephen Zoulalian. He's a senior at Boston Latin School who has a "passion for fashion" and writing. Here's what this sassy chap had to say for himself.
Q. What do you think the dark frames say about you?
A. Dark frames capture my bold outlandish personality. If you are going to wear glasses you might as well embrace the lifestyle. Let the glasses become a part of your outfit. I detest wire frame glasses. Their lack of durability and all around flimsiness projects an image of self-doubt on the visually challenged wearer. Big dark frames are the way to go.
Q. When you see other people wearing dark frame glasses, do you feel a kinship with them? Is there a cult of nerd chic?
A. The cult of nerd chic thrives in most major cities, but every once in a while I spot an impostor among our ranks. I can speak for my bespectacled brethren that wearing glasses without lenses, simply for the look is not cool. The kinship I share with other people wearing dark frames is primarily built on our shared vision deficiencies--the dark frames only make the bond stronger. Frankly, being a nerd is cool and if you are one embrace it.
Q. Any regrets about the glasses?
A. I am a walking calamity--bumping my head into car doors, tripping on my shoe laces and countless other daily mishaps. Because of this my glasses have been through hell and back. My only regret is having spectacles that can't withstand all the damage I put them through. Sure this is really my fault, but everyone needs a scapegoat. Glasses should be more durable.
Q. What do you think your next pair of glasses will look like?
A. My next pair of glasses will definitely be RayBan Clubmasters. These sunglasses, once they are equipped with my prescription, will be my go to shades for spring and summer.
Merci beacoup Stephen. Next week's Instragram stylewatch is (insert drum roll here) -- retro fashion. In the meantime you can find me on Instgram at Chrisinbos. And you should follow me. You can find me on Twitter @Chris_Muther. If you're old fashioned, my email is email@example.com.