Many of the world’s greatest artists, scientists and philosophers were recognized for their work only long after they were dead, e.g. Vincent Van Gogh, Gregor Johann Mendel, Socrates, among others.
And so–though we never would have thunk it–we believe Steve Urkel belongs in the same canon of posthumously famous minds.
Yes, Steve Urkel. Yes, he’s a fictional character. Just work with us here.
It turns out the hapless, accident-prone super nerd had more style than anyone gave him credit for, namely, his glasses. They were considered hideous back then, but now, Urkel’s signature oversized lenses are nerd-chic and they are everywhere and on everyone, including Justin Timberlake, Kayne West, Jay Z, and Brad Pitt.
Don’t believe us? The proof is in the pudding.
In fact, if you think about it, Steve Urkel foreshadowed a lot of today’s trends: cropped pants, bow ties, saddle shoes, and even suspenders came back for a hot second. Food for thought…
(If only Laura could see Steve now.)
Anyway, the trend has definitely found a home in Columbia, Mo.
One brand of nerd-chic glasses Bingham’s customers love is Eyebobs, a line of eclectic reading glasses for guys who hate drugstore cheapies but scoff at frames that cost more than a mortgage payment.
Eyebobs makes classic shapes more interesting with funky colors, patterns and unique end pieces and temples (the part that rests on your ear). In fact, some of Eyebobs’ more daring glasses make Urkel’s lenses look tame. Take a look:
The above is just a sample of what we have to offer. Come into the store today to see our full selection. With so many different styles, there is surely a pair that captures your inner-nerd.