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post #31 of 47
No discussion would be complete without reference to Proust's metaphoric observations
of monocles in a social context in Swann's Way and other parts of his great novel:


http://intexto.org/opus/en/proust/recherche/011

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/2009/12/prousts-monocles-and-other-manmachine.html
post #32 of 47
I am surprised that no one has mentioned Piggy from Some Like it Hot
post #33 of 47
In college I sat some lectures by Richard Howard. He used a monocle when giving readings, and he had the gravitas and presence to pull it off. Most don't.
post #34 of 47
What do you guys think of wearing two monocles at once, one for each eye?
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

What do you guys think of wearing two monocles at once, one for each eye?

I think it would make you look like a pretentious douchebag.

post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

What do you guys think of wearing two monocles at once, one for each eye?

I think it would make you look like a pretentious douchebag.

 

Agreed. So stick with just one, and you will be fine.

post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

What do you guys think of wearing two monocles at once, one for each eye?
Wow that is pure genius do you know a left handed monocle maker? I only have a rights in my monocle collection!
post #38 of 47
I'm not a physicist, but I think if you were wearing two monocles, occasional telescopic sight would be a possibility if you momentarily gave up depth perception.

I'm assuming steady arms and hands, the kind that one might have before then first and after the fifth martini.
post #39 of 47
maybe if you wore two monocles, but both stacked over the same eye, those issues may be alleviated
post #40 of 47
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maybe if you wore two monocles, but both stacked over the same eye, those issues may be alleviated

That's what I'm thinking, but I worry about chromatic aberration.
post #41 of 47

I once knew a well known shoe fitter that wore one.

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post #42 of 47
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Most modern monocles are cheaply made and fall apart after a few intense peers.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

What exactly is an "intense peer"?
I am glad this thread has been bumped because I realize I never answered FLMM's qustion. I apologize. Of course, I would be glad to answer, FLMM, if you are still interested.
post #43 of 47
I aspire to require a monocle one day.... one day
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

What do you guys think of wearing two monocles at once, one for each eye?

Isn't that what inspired the Marquis de Pince Nez?
Too bad. You're a century and a half late.
post #45 of 47
well, the modern version of this thread is, is it sprezzatura if I wear just one contact lens and go around squinting through one eye?
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