Thick-framed ‘hipster’ eyewear new trend for defendants on trial
Next time you want to work the innocent look, take a page from a few guys on trial and wear a pair of trendy non-prescription black frames.
According to The Washington Post, when five men on trial for a series of 2010 D.C. killings pulled the move — à la Clark Kent — on Feb. 21, prosecutors claimed it was an attempt to gain the jury’s sympathy.
Prosecutors asked a witness if the gentlemen on trial usually sported the glasses. The witness said they did not. One prosecutor compared the glasses to masks, saying, “They’re designed to confuse the witness and influence the jury.”
The recently released biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs isn’t the only thing that’s selling well in recent weeks. Apparently shoppers are snatching up the tech icon’s favorite eyeglasses too.
Sales of German-made Lunor Classic Rund PP eyeglasses have “dramatically increased,” since Jobs’ death. That’s according to The Wall Street Journal, which talked to Power Bloom, a distributor of the $450 eyewear. A Power Bloom representative told the outlet that the numbers sold are in the hundreds, representing a spike from typical sales of that particular model.