“Ooo wee ooo, I look just like Buddy Holly”

by Josh Highland on April 10, 2007

I’m not one to endorse products. Rarely will you see me wear a brand t-shirt, and if you do its for one of my friends companies.

Yesterday I went to the eye doctor, it was time for a new pair of glasses. I got to pick out new frames… I HATE picking out new frames, they never have what I want. I like heavy thick rimmed black glasses. Think Buddy Holly, or your old skool emo glasses. Ever since I have had to wear glasses, I have like the thick frames the most. Most people don’t like this style, so finding glasses like that is alway a pain… until now.

Paul Frank is a company that makes awesome stuff. I think part of the reason for that is because they employ young people that are into indie rock, punk and hardcore music. They actually sponsor a number of hardcore bands but you wouldn’t know that from their clean and sharp boutique image.

Paul Frank has a line of prescription eyeglass frames that people like me have been looking for. You can find the glasses through http://www.baumvision.com

I personally went with the “Pinkerton” frames.
pinkertonframes “Ooo wee ooo, I look just like Buddy Holly”

Pinkerton the name of a Weezer album. The singer, Rivers Cuomo is known for his thick glasses, much like Buddy Holly was.
rivers cuomo “Ooo wee ooo, I look just like Buddy Holly”
I dont like Weezer as a band, and I don’t like Rivers and his drug problems, but I like the style of his glasses!

I ordered the frames today, they should be here tomorrow, then I can get my RX filled. I’m excited to have glasses that I actually want this time.

So here it is, this is me officially endorsing a clothing company, Paul Frank. Paul Frank really is my friend!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 shane baum April 24, 2007 at 11:07 am

Hey Josh,

Just wanted to let you know how stoked we were about your enthusiasm for our glasses. I design the frames and run the division. We are a company of indie rockers and would much rather read an endorsement like yours than by any foo foo fashion magazine. Thanks much,

Shane Baum
President, Paul Frank Optometrics

2 Josh Highland April 24, 2007 at 1:59 pm

I love my glasses. By far the best glasses I have ever had. The hinges are great and the arms fit my head like they should.

You designed a great product. Keep up the good work. I have to wear my glasses everyday, so it’s awesome to have some that I finally like, and they feel good when I have them on.

Thanks again

3 timmy January 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

hey josh
im lookin into paul franks “pinkerton” maybe?
as for bikes im torn between my denim hot rod /x rbillie surfer lyfe & lycra! too bad the shit werks…
heres a sight that gives some cred to lycra, teambearclaw.com

4 Matt Waddell January 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I must have these glasses. I am drummer and my old pair of wire frames keep letting me down and these look like the perfect pair for me. How did the online process work? Did u order the frames and have the lenses put in after u got them?

5 Mike S February 26, 2009 at 10:37 am

Hi, If you want the ‘real’ Buddy Holly look handmade frames are available in the UK. I like that look too – wearing ‘em now! Check out this link:


6 Dk October 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Rivers Cuomo doesn’t do drugs.

7 NIKI October 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Rivers Cuomo does not do drugs!

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