A Monocle For The 21st Century

It starts with a magnifying glass and ends with Kanye.
Publish date:
July 20, 2011
shoppables, trends, fun, Maison Martin Margiela, kanye west, housewares, monocles, what is going on?

Maison Martin Margiela by L'ATELIER Half Spectacle Acetate Magnifying Glass $85, Net-a-Porter

Ok, so this isn't actually a half-pair of sunglasses that some genius accessories designer thought of when he was trying to reconcile his love for monocles with the pressures of living in the 21st century. It's an objet d'art for your desk (ooh yeah we're getting REAL fancy today) or what we colloquially call "crap on your desk." Well, technically it's a magnifying glass so it's crap on your desk with a purpose; which is better than the usual useless crap cluttering your desk (or maybe just mine?).

This got me thinking though, WHY hasn't anyone done the half eyeglass thing? I don't think I'm the only person in the world who finds a monocle sorta sexily ridiculous. Exhibit A:

Look at this dude! He's totally handsome and then he's rocking a monocle like it's no big deal. No, there's no way I'm the only person who is into the monocle thing.

A half eyeglass is obviously the next logical step! I mean, if wearing nerdy thick-rimmed glasses, even if you don't need glasses, totally caught on as a trend then why can't a half-eyeglass do the same?

There's obviously only one person that can do something about it:

If Kanye started rocking a half eyeglass, everyone would go apeshit! You'd be able to buy them on the streets in Chinatown for $5 bucks and then it wouldn't be long before Louis Vuitton or Chanel or something came out with a fancy pair co-designed with the man himself.

And before you go thinking that what I've totally lost my mind, here's Exhibit B:

I rest my case.

Kanye, let's make the monocle eyeglass thing happen!

Bonus! Eyeglass is an EXCELLENT word. Eyeglass. Eyeglass.