How many pairs of sunglasses do you own?

Every now and then, we come across a slide in some seemingly boring presentation to a group of analysts that actually catches our attention. That’s exactly what happened when we saw this 30-page presentation filed in an 8-K by eyewear manufacturer FGX International (FGXI). But it was this slide in particular:

We can understand the need to have multiple pairs of glasses, especially as you get older. But do 55% of all people really own at least two pairs of sunglasses? And what about the 21% that own at least three pairs? So we decided to do a totally unscientific study here at footnoted world headquarters to see how many pairs of sunglasses we could find laying around. It didn’t take too long for me to turn up three pairs, though to be fair, one pair of Kate Spades is broken and unwearable right now.


We also wanted to bring your attention to a new and interesting site that we recently discovered and which we’ve added to our blog roll: SEC Data Guy is providing some great trends on life in the land of EDGAR, which we think are worth reading. Ed’s posts on the growing number of companies that are expressing substantial doubts are particularly worthwhile. We get asked to add sites to our blogroll all the time and we rarely do. But we think footnoted readers will find SEC Data Guy to be well worthwhile.