Saturday, March 8, 2008
pince-nez /pins-ney or pans-ney/ n. a pair of eyeglasses with a nose clip instead of earpieces.
I saw this dapper gentlemen sitting on the Prague metro as I was riding home from work. Dressed in an elegant black suit and a bowler hat, and balancing a pair of gold pince-nez on his nose, he was a vision from 1890, not 2008.
The pince-nez had a delicate gold chain hanging from its right lens.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone wearing a pair of pince-nez before.
To make the time-warp even more striking, he was busily tapping away at some sort of PDA or Blackberry.
I can only presume there was a horse and carriage outside his metro stop, waiting to whisk him home.
Forgive the blurry image. I was a little shy about taking the gentleman's picture, so I turned off the flash.
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