That's why I was so happy to stumble upon Klasik, a vendor of reasonably priced vintage frames. I did my shopping at the Spitalfields Market in London, but you can buy online, too (it's cheaper to buy your glasses in person, but the web-prices are still a bargoon compared to the cost of cool new frames). He'll even make up your perscription and have the lenses cut for £35, a steal.
The selection is flat-out amazing and the stock is in amazing shape -- lots of the frames appeared never to have been worn at all.
These are the frames I bought today. He told me that the lenses would be ready in a week -- can't wait!
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.