14/08/2014 16:40 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Monocle Is In Again, Says The New York Times (Yes, Really)

Heads up fashion peoples. The New York Times reports the one-lensed eyepiece aka the monocle is the latest must-have accessory.

All the really, REALLY hipster guys are wearing them, sales are way up and when teamed with a good ol' tartan shirt, tassel loafer and leather satchel - the monocle looks pretty cool.

circa 1925:  A woman looks through a monocle in a film still from an unknown film.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The publication spoke to British trend forecaster, Martin Raymond, who said: "All of this is part of a sense of irony and a way of discovering and displaying old artisanal and craft-based technology."

If it's happening stateside then guaranteed London trendsters will soon be on the case - and FYI the monocle is not just for the guys. If you're a lady who loves a forever-trend, this one's for you.

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