A monocle is traditionally the eyewear reserved for movie villains, eccentric millionaires and that guy on the Monopoly box.
Once considered the height of fashion in the early 20th century, the monocle is a landmark in the history of men's style. Famous figures who wore a monocle include: British politician Joseph Chamberlain, filmmaker Fritz Lang, the Planters Peanut man and Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Sadly, the monocle lost popularity after the outbreak of World War II. (Due to the large amount of high-ranking, monocle-wearing German officers.)
But should hipsters start wearing monocles? This has been a hot-topic of debate with scientists at UC Berkeley. A monocle has everything a hipster craves. It complements a twirly mustache. Perfect! Using facial muscles to hold a monocle in place causes one to sneer. Excellent! A monocle creates the impression that the person knows everything there is to know. Fantastic! Wearing a monocle is extremely ironic and makes you look like Rich Uncle Pennybags. Amazing! A surprised expression will cause a monocle to drop for emphasis. Fabulous!
But most of all, wearing a monocle makes one look very douche-y. How much more perfect can monocles be for hipsters? It would make a perfect accessory with a headlamp.
Should hipsters wear monocles? Will it replace skinny jeans, ariat billie boots and fixie bikes? Give your thoughts on monocles!
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