I would consider myself an eye wear fiend of sorts. At least I am very, very particular about the pair I chose to wear simply because I wear them everyday of the year. I prefer glasses to contacts because of the distinct personality and style they add to my look. I always notice and call attention to people when they have beautiful specs on. I was floored when I came across Urban Spectacles by designer Scott Urban. They are meticulously hand sculpted from solid blocks of wood! Unbelievable. These have to be the most unique and beautiful eyeglasses I have ever seen. Amazing. I would give up a few pairs of new shoes to own a pair of these. Seriously.