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Do I Look Smarter in Glasses?

Rebecca Jennings sets out to investigate the age-old cliché in ‘It’s Fashion.’

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Why is it that glasses = smart? Where did that societal assumption come from? Also... will glasses actually make me smarter??

Rebecca Jennings set out to answer all of the above by talking to people who wear glasses, taking a trip to Warby Parker, and doing some deep Wikipedia-ing. Turns out there’s a historical reason glasses are associated with intelligence, and that’s thanks to the development of academic and office-type jobs in the past 100 years.

Even then, though, it was just a stereotype, as it still is. But hey, don’t let that stop you from embracing the look.

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