Presidential candidates have been gearing up for the November 2016 election for almost an entire year now. And we have to say, it’s been a wild election year thus far! With several more months to go, it’s safe to say the whirlwind will continue right up until Election Day.
Now, we’re not here to talk politics. We’re here to talk glasses! Reviewing the mix of candidates, there’s a fair share of differing looks. Well, except for the first guy on our list…
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has been battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. He’s managed to score a ton of popularity, with folks across the nation “Feel(ing) the Bern”. To date, he’s trailing Hillary, but doesn’t look like he’s ready to drop out of the race until the bitter end.
An Independent for most of his career, Sanders joined the Democratic Party in 2015—the same year he announced he would be running for president on the Democratic ticket. Sanders has worked his way up from being a Mayor in Vermont, to the House of Representatives, and most recently, a Senator in Vermont. And who knows, he just may be the next United States President!
One thing we’ve gotta say about Bernie is this—he sticks to what he knows, at least when it comes to eyewear. Never seen without his glasses, he’s clearly a staunch frame kinda guy. While we love seeing people switch it up with contacts, the glasses seem to work for him, and well, maybe you shouldn’t mess with a good thing.
Involved in politics since her youth, Hillary is currently the frontrunner for the Democratic Party. She’s a smidgen away from securing the amount of delegate votes she needs to win the party’s official ticket.
The nation first got to know Hillary when she served as First Lady during her husband’s Presidential run from 1993-2001, a solid 8 years. Following his tenure as president, Hillary ran—and won, the race for New York Senator. She held this position from 2001 until 2009. In 2009 she moved on to become the Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013. Is the Presidency of the United States the next step in her political journey? We’ll have to wait until November to find out…
When it comes to her look, Hillary keeps it classy and conservative—as one might expect for someone in her position. She does, however, switch it up between glasses and contacts fairly often. Which looks better? We think she looks equally good in either. The rectangular black frames don’t overwhelm her face thanks to their thin design. But when she pops in contacts we can see actually see that she has blue eyes which are really quite pretty.
Did anyone see this coming? Donald Trump has loooooooong been a household name thanks to his popular businesses and even more popular reality TV show The Apprentice. Known for his bold, if not sometimes outlandish antics, many folks first thought this running was a mere publicity stunt. After all, he had tried running in 2000 but dropped out before any votes were actually made. But months later now, Trump has certainly proved any doubts wrong. Not only is he gunning for the presidency, he’s officially named as the Republican nominee. Of course, come November we’ll see if he actually makes it into the Oval office as the next President…
While he hasn’t held any political positions, Trump has been making mention of his Presidential aspirations for years—both in 2008 and again in 2012. It seems he felt 2016 was finally his year.
Trump has kept his look pretty stable throughout his career—the suit, the hair, the tan. But you know what he does switch up every once and a while? Glasses. It may not happen that often, but he does wear what appear to be reading glasses from time to time. They’re simple, small, and really, don’t look too bad on the guy. Actually, in this case, we think the glasses have a slight edge over the frame-free look.