It started with this:
from Geno’s Instagram
Well no, our obsession with boys in glasses began long ago. Maybe it was when Chuck and I got our own glasses, or when we realized that we a) are nerds and b) like nerds. Glasses may be more cool than Coke bottle these days, but the allure remains.
Smart is sexy. The appearance of intelligence doesn’t hurt either. It really helps if you look like you might read a book once in a while, and we’re not talking about the Official Strategy Guide for World of Warcraft. (Kidding! Mr. Pants has this.)
Based on the knowledge that girls do make passes at boys who wear glasses, here’s a collection of indisputable, photographic proof.
Foxy Friday: Hockey Players in Glasses
Okay, that’s unfair.
Now is the time to embrace your inner dork and give in.
Don’t kid us with your faux-frames, Kevin! Kes would never do that.
Glasses can really improve any outlook.
They cannot overcome two earrings though, Buff.
And make terrifying things like Shea Weber’s beard slightly less so.
Glasses are a gateway drug for hipsters…
He’s since had Lasik, sorry.
… and at the same time, their crowning glory.
We haven’t seen these specs since Paul Gaustad left for Nashville…
Or since Chris Kirkpatrick’s turtleneck wardrobe went out of style.
That awkward high school photo of everyone, ever.
They can be used as a disguise…
But if we see them on TV, we’re going to want to see them on your face. We’re talking to you, James Neal.
And we’re not above getting your best friend to peer pressure you (or withhold breakfast).
Heck, glasses even work on Flyers…
And ex-boyfriends (who are now Flyers)…
You don’t have to be a part-time model. But it doesn’t hurt.
BONUS ROUND! Suggested by @jstefanc:
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