Tartan reading glasses are FINALLY back in stock!
My favorite red tartan reading glasses have garnered many oohs and ahhs since I bought them a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, they’ve been sold out for months. Now, Amazon has them back– the gorgeous, original red Royal Stewart/Stuart tartan readers and new dark blue and green tartan reading glasses in several strengths.
I am of an age where I need to use reading glasses, and enjoy picking out stylish and colorful ones to wear. Having Scottish heritage, I thought I’d buy a pair of tartan reading glasses to sport at the holidays and Scottish festivals I attend each year. Finding good quality, visually attractive tartan reading glasses turned out to be more difficult than I anticipated, even when I broadened my search to include online sources. Just as I was about to give up, I searched Amazon and there they were–festive red tartan reading glasses with a matching case!
You can find reading glasses for as little as a dollar at some stores ( I have a few cheapo pairs), but the hinges usually don’t last long and the optics are often distorted. I took a chance, paid $25 for the red tartan readers and have been well pleased with them ever since they arrived, courtesy of Amazon’s free shipping. I’ve used them hundreds of times over the past two years, wearing them to parties, Scottish Highland games, antique shopping, etc.
They’ve been to Ireland with me twice, surviving my crazy packing, Irish wind and rain, and numerous horse races, festivals and hikes through the rough terrain of western Ireland. When you stumble across a rare standing stone or the ruins of an old castle, you need good readers to reveal the tiny details–like 13th century graffiti on an old castle wall or Celtic circular carvings on an ancient megalith–you might otherwise miss entirely. These tartan reading glasses helped me do all that and more, and still got rave reviews from ladies at the local pubs.
Happily, the manufacturer is now making the tartan reading glasses in a lovely blue and green pattern that is similar to the Black Watch tartan and the Ancient Campbell and Campbell of Loudoun patterns. Not as festive as the red tartan readers, the new blue and green plaid readers are nonetheless distinctive and elegant.
To purchase either color of tartan reading glasses, click HERE.
They are shipped by Amazon, so you can get free shipping with a qualifying purchase of $35. These tartan reading glasses SELL OUT QUICKLY, based on my experience, so if you want a pair for Christmas or as a gift for someone, you should order now, before the color and/or strength options become unavailable.