This article by New York Magazine about great characters in eye patch history catalyzed my obsessive search for fashionable eye patches in editorials and on the runway, here is what I have found so far:
I concur with the thought that it's ok for portraying a specific attitude or look in eds and on the runway. Sometimes. But I don't embrace it as street wear.
I feel almost insulted with it as street wear but maybe I just have too much stick up my @$$. I just feel like it's a medical thing and I know it isn't meant to make light of people who need to wear eye patches for medical reasons, but I almost feel like it does. I feel like it's almost like using crutches or wearing an ankle brace for no reason. Or to stretch it further, like wearing a rosary if you aren't catholic, star of david or you aren't jewish, keffiyah if you don't support Palestine, etc. But maybe that's stretching it.
Thank you for the lovely pics in the eds though!
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