Get to know some of the fantastic people who we have met along our journey!
Introducing: Adam Armstrong
Where are you from?
Queensbury, NY in the The Adirondack National Park
How long have you been in the industry?
How did you get into optical sales?
I was a freshman at The Boston Conservatory and was walking down Newbury Street looking for a part time job and stumbled upon this really cool eyeglass store called SEE. They were closed so I put my resume underneath the door. I got a call the next day to start as a sales associate and I have been connected to the industry ever since.
What brands do you rep?
Andy Wolf Eyewear-duh.
What is your favourite frame model?
Our sunglass-One Love. If I could be represented as a frame, it’d be One love. Especially in mint green.
How many weeks out of the year do you travel?
I have been traveling/flying almost every week for 3 years developing all of Canada and the USA. I just opened an Andy Wolf showroom in New York City and we have hired reps to cover North America so now I will be mostly based in my home of Brooklyn. However; I will still travel to such exotic places-such as Winnipeg-to throw ridiculous parties and show my love to the stores that have made us successful.
What do you love about the optical world?
The optical world is a perfect world to me because it is like the fashion world but less serious and more theatrical.
What is an eyewear trend we should watch out for?
Filthy tinted metal frames. Styles that are a throw back to another time that are sexy, but also a little ugly.
RAPID FIRE ROUND!
Pizza or tacos:
A classic Gin and Tonic with cucumber and black pepper
Signature dance move:
I like to showcase my “Soft Serve”-It’s a hip swivel downward all the way to the ground with a big pop at the finish
Favourite texting expression:
Classic black frame or classic tortoise frame?
Tortoise. But really Gold…
What is your prescription?
I wish you wouldn’t worry about that.
Favourite memory of the G girls
Seeing their beautiful faces at my wedding.