Updated Classic Frames that Honor Hemingway's Fisherman Hero
"The Old Man and the Sea" was written by Hemingway in 1951, earning him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Nobel Prize in literature. The story is about Santiago, a fisherman who for 84 days was unable to catch a fish. His efforts were so frustrating that he considered himself to be "salo", Spanish for "unlucky". Santiago sets out alone in a boat to change his luck, finally catching a large Marlin after an intense struggle lasting more than 48 hours straight. However, after Santiago attached his trophy fish to his boat and started sailing home, he was beset by a school of vicious sharks which ate the Marlin down to a skeleton. Ultimately Santiago returned home with just the bones of the Marlin. The hallmark of Santiago's struggle is the triumph of his will, as well as his optimism, perseverance and ingenuity.
Hemingway's inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea in part came from his deep sea fishing adventures.
We see the wearer of the frame style Focusers calls the "Seas" frame as reflecting the irony of "The Old Man and the Sea". While harkening back to the styles that were popular in the 1950's when the novel was a runaway best seller, the retro aspect is subtle, and actually makes the wearer trendy and modern due the twist added by Focusers of reducing the width and height of the frame to make it more modern looking. These leopard print eyeglasses are Zyl cast in a leopard spot tortoise pattern with graceful thick temples that add gravitas - most of all these frames are extraordinarily flattering to the face of the wearer.