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Famous Four Eyes: Barry Goldwater’s Glasses…

And The The Spectacles Habit…

Know Me: Know My Glasses

According to Wikipedia, Barry Goldwater, famous senator who ran for president in 1964, continued to wear his spectacles (his thick horn rimmed glasses) even after he had contact lenses because people didn’t recognise him and his persona was diluted without his spectacles.  So he reverted to wearing them.

When you see the picture of him you understand why they were so much part of his look.  Take them off and you’d have trouble knowing him.  Was the fact that he went back to them just because he was well known &/or a politician?  There are other instances I’ve heard of, of this “having to wear your glasses to be you” but not for non-celebrities – but then I wouldn’t know, would I!

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