Famous Glasses And Staches


November is Movember, a time to raise awareness of men’s health! Here at Zenni, we want to celebrate Movember with two promotions:
 

  • Show us your ‘stache on Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #zennimo and you can win the grand prize of a $300 Amazon card or one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.
  • Every time you use the hashtag, we donate $5 to The Movember Foundation. We have a goal of donating $10,000, and we hope you’ll help us reach it!

 
Need some inspiration? Check out these iconic staches:

Tom Selleck as Magnum P.I.

 

Magnum P.I. not only needed to look cool, he also had to protect his eyes from the sun. These aviators in brown alloy with an amber tint  give you plenty of sun protection while going just so with your Hawaiian shirt.
 

Frame #559615
 

Anthony Edwards as “Goose” in Top Gun

 

 
While Goose came to a sad end in Top Gun, we can take comfort in the fact that his alter ego went on to an illustrious career in emergency medicine. His sunglasses were aviators, naturally, and these silver frames blue lenses will take you from aircraft carrier to medical center (and everywhere else) in style.
 

Frame #419111
 

Freddy Mercury

 

 
Nobody had pipes like Freddy and nobody has ever captured his incredible style. Here we have a pair of titanium aviators (it seems to be a thing with mustachioed men), but with an extra bar over the nose. Add some blue tinted lenses for a serious rock and roll look.
 

Frame #217212
 

Burt Reynolds

 

 
Burt Reynolds was mega, mega man in the 70s and nobody wore a stache like him: On the rare occasions when he appeared clean-shaven, something always seemed off. To capture his look, try these black aviators with a yellow tint.
 

Frame #236025
 
 
 

Friday, October, 31 2014 by

Frame Friday: More Fall Frames

Hopefully you are getting settled into fall and appreciating some cooler weather and colorful foliage. We’re doing the same here at Zenni, at least when we aren’t planning fun stuff like our Halloween costume contest! We’re also getting raves about our fall frames, so we decided to share a few more with you:
 

Frame #677525
 
Here’s a pair for the men: Half-frame Clubmaster-style rectangles combine gold wire and tortoiseshell for a professional look that’ll still get you noticed at happy hour.
 

Frame #787321
 
Here’s a pair of cat-eye frames with a wee twist: Instead of smooth, swooping curves, these frames incorporate some straight lines and subtle angles. Perfect for making an impression at work or in the classroom. The black/silver combo also signals that you mean business.
 

Frame #285926
 
Here’s a very different sort of cat-eye frame: Blue with tortoise markings. While I don’t think there are any cat breeds that actually match this description, the frames themselves are beautiful. Try pairing these with gray or navy clothing for a stunning look.
 

Frame #184116
 
This fall appears to be the season of the cat-eye: Here’s a classic, elegant pair of cat-eyes with thinner rims that frame your eyes beautifully. Notice the dark, dark blue of these frames: I’d pair these with black clothing for a subtle, elegant contrast.
 
 

Friday, October, 24 2014 by

Announcing the Second Annual Zenni Halloween Costume Contest!


 
Last year’s Master of Disg-Eyes contest was a hit, so we’re doing it again!
 
Here’s how it works:

  1. Like our Facebook page.
  2. Come up with an amazing costume, have someone take a picture, then upload the picture to our contest site.
  3. Starting October 27th, get your friends and family to vote for your costume! They can vote once a day until November 4th.

 
This year, the grand prize is a GoPro Hero 3+, plus we have $50 Zenni gift cards for winners in four other categories: Most creative, best couple/group, scariest costume, best look-alike.
 

 
Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s winners:
 

Steven P. dragged himself to the grand prize finish line by pairing half-rims with a new blonde-do.

 

Ava O. won “most creative” with her Lichtenstein-inspired costume and some awesome wayfarers!

 

Rebecca F. and friend became a superhero duo for a day.

 

Robin R. wore some wire rims to become one of the crawling dead.

 

We did a double-take when we saw Jeff R. all dressed up as “The Professional.”

 
Need more ideas? Check out these entrants from last year.  Enjoy, and get creative!
 

 

Friday, October, 17 2014 by

Frame Friday: Zenni Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at Zenni want to do our part to help find a cure. That’s why we’re promoting Zenni Pink, incredibly cute pink and pink-and-black frames that’ll turn heads wherever you go. Even better, we’ll donate $1 for every pair we sell through October to either the Susan G. Komen or $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!
 
Have a look at these awesome Zenni frames:
 

Frame #107219
 
First up is this pair of pink wayfarers: Classic styling with silver ornamentation, but the color is decidedly pink. Pair with black or gray clothing for maximum impact.
 

Frame #107319
 
This is basically the same pair, except with a larger frame that offers a wee bit more coverage. Try these as sunglasses…and yes, you do need sunglasses in fall and winter. Remember the glare from the snow? Also, these pink glasses frames will look HOT when you’re sporting your summer tan.
 

Frame #107221
 
I confess that these remind me of the new wave fashion so popular back in the 80s: From the front, these look like typical black wayfarers, but they contain a special surprise: They’re pink on the inside! Awesome to wear anytime, but will look particularly great for a night of clubbing.
 

Frame #107121
 
As with the pink frames above, we also offer this pink-and-black look in a larger size. These offer a bit more coverage, which some people prefer. These also look incredibly cool as sunglasses.
 
Looking for other styles? Zenni offers a full range of frames in many different colors, including pink! Check out our site to see all that we have to offer and show your concern for breast cancer research by going pink this October.
 
 

Friday, October, 10 2014 by

Affordable Pop Culture Costumes for Halloween!

Are you looking to wow friends with a pop culture costume this year? Read on. We’ve got some remarkably affordable ideas for you! All of these costumes are $100 or less and many are in the $50 range.
 
Note: You can still wear the recommended Zennis even if you don’t normally wear glasses. All of our frames can be ordered with optical quality, non-prescription lenses!
 

The Wolf of Wall Street’s Donny Azoff – $100.07

 

If you are a fan of The Wolf Of Wall Street, dressing up as Donny Azoff ought to be a great deal of fun, particularly with all those bright colors that he wears. Here’s what you need to get this look:
 
Purple Gradient Tint Wayfarers
Frame #303623 with Purple Gradient Tint – $33.90
Get started with these glasses with clear front rims and silver-ornamented purple temple arms, and add a purple gradient tint to help re-create the Donny Azoff look.
 

 

Salmon Color Men’s Sweater
Coral Cotton Jumper from TM Lewis – $25
Looking for intense color? Here it is. This salmon colored sweater will also serve you well on your next trip to Miami.
 
 
 
Big Fake Teeth
Mega Bucks Adult Buck Teeth – $12.95
All those years wearing braces and now you have to buy fake bad teeth. Poor you.
 
Curly Haired Wig
Auburn wig for men from Deal Extreme – $10.47
You may not need a curly wig, but if you do, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on it.
 
 
Green Striped Shirt
Green/Khaki Stripe Shirt from Full Source – $17.75
Green and pink are such a shocking color combo for a shirt. Pair this with your sweater and you’ll definitely stand out on Halloween, the one night where standing out for blinding color schemes is a good thing.
 

 
 

Scooby Doo’s Velma – $84.63


 
Go solve a caper, you meddling kid! All you have to is dress up like our favorite character from Scooby Doo – Velma! Here’s what you’ll need:
 
Black Rimmed Glasses
Frame #612921 – $25.95
These no-nonsense black wayfarers are a perfect way to set the tone for this classic costume!
 

 

Orange Turtleneck
Wickers Long Turtleneck – $14.95
Nothing says, “science-friendly, crime fighting detective” quite like a baggy orange turtleneck. Make sure to order it one size too big for you if you really want to pull off the look!
 
Red Pleated Skirt
Circle Skirt – $17.95
A true detective (no, not the Woody Harrelson type!) needs to have good mobility on the job. Skinny jeans just aren’t gonna cut it. For that reason, Velma always opted for a flowing red pleated skirt like this one!
Bob Hair Wig
Brown Bob Wig – $9.99
In case you don’t always rock a flapper-style hairdo, we’ve found this snazzy Bob Hair Wig from halloweencostumes.com that will do the job perfectly.
Red Slippers
Mary Jane Cotton China Doll Slippers (Red) – $7.99
What’s great about these red slippers is that they can be repurposed for your Dorothy costume next year! There’s no place like sitting in your closet for 364 days until next Halloween!
Orange Tube Socks
Dark Orange Casual Knee Socks – $7.80
What a skirt adds in mobility, it takes away in warmth. For that reason Velma always sported tasteful, bright orange knee-high tube socks like these. Keep it classy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Orange is the New Black’s Alex Vause – total $56.09

 

Prison fashion isn’t exactly stylish, but it is functional, which is why you’ll probably want to hang on to much of this costume long after Halloween.
 
Black wayfarers
Frame #619021 – $19
Simple and straightforward: Wear these black wayfarers on Halloween and then straight through fall and winter. There is no eyeglass style that’s more of a classic than this one.
 

 
Khaki V-neck work shirt
V-neck khaki scrub from Dickies – $10.99
Simple, functional and easy to care for, this is a nifty scrub top to have on hand after Halloween: If you don’t work in the medical field, wear it when scrubbing your kitchen or bathroom.
 
 
Khaki Pants
Khaki skinny pants from Justice – $20.59
Flattering and comfortable, these khakis have plenty of pockets for all your Halloween candy. Wear them for casual days out on the town, or even around the house during the rest of the year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Temporary Tattoos
Temporary Tribal from Tattoo Sales – $.74
Rose temp tattoo from Funtoos – $4.29
Alex likes her tats and they certainly add color to an otherwise bland wardrobe. You could, we suppose, get inked for the holiday, but that’s a pretty big commitment. Check out these temporary tattoos instead.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Badge Holder
4×3 plastic badge holder from Specialist ID – $.48
You may have one of these lying around if you’ve recently been to a convention or conference. If not, now you know where to get your prison ID holder.
 
 
 
 

Breaking Bad’s Walter White — $43.98


 
There are few TV characters more iconic than Walter White and, fortunately, getting his look is both easy and inexpensive. You’ll also be well-equipped for any post-holiday science experiments that you wish to conduct:
 
Rectangle Frames
Frame #3132111 – $23.95
Walter is a practical fellow who wears practical glasses. These titanium full-rims from Zenni are just that: Practical. Keep ‘em as a spare pair. Or not. They’ll work great with this costume.
 

 

Gas mask
Chemical Gas Mask from Temple Shirts – $14.99
The government recommends keeping an emergency kit of food, water and other essential supplies in case of a natural disaster or other disruption. This gas mask will make a handy addition to your kit.
Fake Blue Crystal Meth
1lb Blue Rock Candy from Nuts In Bulk – $5.95
Naturally you don’t want to carry the real thing – glass pebbles are heavy and cat litter crystals are just kind of weird. Fortunately, blue raspberry rock candy is lightweight, perfectly street legal and tasty as all heck. Enjoy!
 
Yellow Jumpsuit
Chemical protection suit from 365-Safety – $8.79
Bonus: You can recycle this jumpsuit into your Big Bird costume for next Halloween.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October, 4 2014 by

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