Results of the SXSW Frame-Off!

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Before I left for Austin for SXSW Interactive, I announced I was creating a best-frames-at-south-by challenge. The #sxframeoff. While in Austin, I spotted some amazing spec appeal but also encountered a few unforeseen roadblocks in completing my challenge of finding the best glasses at SXSWi. These included:

  • Getting past the fast-paced, go-go-go factor (nearly impossible to stop someone while they’re rushing from panel to panel)
  • The problem of not being able to interrupt a group conversation in order to tell someone they have great frames
  • Spotting someone with great glasses… on the escalator going the opposite direction from you
  • The fact that I don’t yet have an iPhone with a flash on its camera – this inhibited my ability to take photos at night at the parties… one of the biggest challenges.

All that being said, I do think I found some great specs at SXSW. Below are my favorites:

@camh – His frames are Warby Parker

@ruffian

@fimoculous

@ericnakagawa – He orders his frames from Japan… love that.

@ashleykdwilson and @letsgoalltothe

Side view of @letsallgotothe‘s frames

Thanks to everyone who let me take their photos for the #sxframeoff. Until next year…

Comments (2)

  1. Eric Nakagawa

    Did you meet the Freshbooks guy with RED glasses and shoes with the word Freshbooks emblazoned on it? That dude was awesome. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Ginger Pelz

    I sure didn't! I should have recruited others to help in my effort of capturing the best glasses… too many people and too many awesome glasses. Jeff Pulver had some great purple frames, but I couldn't quite catch him! Perhaps I'll have a different plan next year…

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