Hey, Quick Question: What Is ASOS Trying to Accomplish With These Combination Glasses-and-Hoop Earrings?

Besides killing two birds with one stone for no apparent reason.
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ASOS round geeky glasses with clear lens & hoop earrings, $26, available at ASOS.

ASOS round geeky glasses with clear lens & hoop earrings, $26, available at ASOS.

Welcome to our column, "Hey, Quick Question," where we investigate seemingly random happenings in the fashion and beauty industries. Enjoy!

Today in Weird Stuff We Found on the Internet (see also: backless baseball caps, $132,000 sneakers, Fyre Festival as a concept, etc.), it appears ASOS has dreamt up a design so wacky, we just couldn't ignore it as we went about our online explorations. Presenting the latest product you didn't think you needed — and in all likelihood, you still don't need: ASOS's combination glasses-and-hoop earrings.

If you head to ASOS's website, you'll see that the fast-fashion retailer is currently selling two different options — one pair of sunglasses and another with clear lenses — of round-framed glasses, complete with a loose, floppy chain and hoop earrings attached where the temples should be. The clear frames are available at their original price of $26, while the sunglasses are now on sale for $20.50. 

ASOS round sunglasses with hoop earrings, $20.50 (from $26), available at ASOS.

ASOS round sunglasses with hoop earrings, $20.50 (from $26), available at ASOS.

Aside from the obvious questions — mainly, what design flaw is this attempting to solve? — we have some underlying concerns about their structural elements. If there are no fixtures that secure the frames behind one's ears, are they just supposed to, like, rest at the top at the nose bridge like a monocle? Are they meant to be held and maintained at all times like a modernized masquerade mask? Is it too much of a hassle to coordinate both earrings and eyewear as two separate accessories?

ASOS round sunglasses with hoop earrings, $20.50 (from $26), available at ASOS.

ASOS round sunglasses with hoop earrings, $20.50 (from $26), available at ASOS.

Get you glasses that can do both, we suppose.

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