What’s the story?

Old solution / new solution.

Coming out of the opticians with FOUR pairs of glasses, I could see an immediate problem. Which glasses were which? Were the ones in the blue case for music or reading? Which pair should live in the car? The only ones I could identify with any confidence were the prescription sunglasses.

No problem, I thought – there’s bound to be a case featuring a treble clef (although alto might be a bit optimistic) in the music shop. But there wasn’t. I scoured the internet, Ebay, Amazon etc – didn’t find many specs cases at all, and none which helped in any way to identify what the glasses inside were for.

So we designed our own, and here they are. I knew I wasn’t alone after spotting a friend’s case with “music glasses” sellotaped to the lid – so these designs are for everyone who has ever wondered “which glasses are which”!

Hope you like them and find them useful.

PS December 2014 – our brand new designs for Christmas – Sewing & Knitting Glasses, TV & Cinema Glasses and Gardeners' Glasses – are stocked by Not On The High Street, The Travelling Souk and in Australia, Hard To Find.

Hilly Beavan


Our Glasses Case Designs

Reading Glasses

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  • Reading glasses case with glasses

For Reading Glasses

Books, newspapers, mobile phones, washing instructions, sell-by dates, the crossword… everything seems to have shrunk, so for all of us who need reading glasses, here is the perfect case to keep them in.

Makes a brilliant gift for anyone who mislays their specs, especially bookworms and crossword puzzlers.

Lacquered design on a sturdy hinged tin case with flock protective lining, approx. 16 x 6.5 x 3cm.

£12.95, free UK p&p

Usually despatched within 3 working days

Driving Glasses

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  • Driving glasses case with glasses

For Driving Glasses

Many people need glasses for driving, so this retro styled case offers a safe home for them whether they live in the glove compartment or your bag. No need to spend ages fishing around for the right glasses – here they are!

Great little gift or stocking filler for friends and relations – especially hard-to-buy-for men.

Lacquered design on a sturdy hinged tin case with flock protective lining, approx. 16 x 6.5 x 3cm.

£12.95, free UK p&p

Usually despatched within 3 working days

Music Glasses

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  • Music glasses case with glasses

For Music Glasses

Even people with varifocals often need a separate pair of music glasses to cope with the particular distance between player and music stand. If you’ve ever spent a rehearsal squinting at your notes through reading glasses you’ve picked up by mistake, this case is for you.

A lovely gift for musicians and music-lovers – or a favourite music teacher.

Lacquered design on a sturdy hinged tin case with flock protective lining, approx. 16 x 6.5 x 3cm.

£12.95, free UK p&p

Usually despatched within 3 working days

What people say

"Glasses are somewhat of an issue in this household so I have to say my husband was delighted with this case. Very good product and a clever idea!"

"I love my specs cases. Very strong. Very elegant. And, best of all, they are colour-coded so I can find the right one even when I'm not wearing my glasses!"

"What a brilliantly simple idea."

"Great idea and even if you only have reading glasses, the cases make great gifts. I need a pair of reading glasses in the car to read atlas, text messages etc so the road sign case would sit nicely in the car."

"Absolutely brilliant idea, I am forever getting into the car with the wrong ones on, mixing them up or losing them. Love the pictures on the cases too!"

"Fun design and good quality case. Quick delivery time."

"I bought this a present for my crossword fanatic friend but I'll probably get myself one as well. Very nicely made."

"Great idea … and love the print! They make excellent gifts!"


"Has been very useful so far, still getting used to the idea of carrying a metal (albeit a lined one) tin around with my glasses!"

"Such a great idea, mine get mixed up in my bag, can never tell the difference."


We were thrilled to be featured as Kate Carter's Buy of the Day in The Guardian.
Here's what she had to say:

"A brilliant idea, beautifully designed. If you have multiple glasses for driving, watching TV and squinting at guardian.co.uk on your smartphone, but are forever getting them confused, here is the answer. Instead of big boring type (or sellotaped notes, as Buy of the Day used to do for her granny) the cases are enlivened with the appropriate image. Crosswords, pens and letters for the reading case, for instance. But even if you just need a new case, these are ace. Buy of the Day particularly likes the music-themed one."

Press in the Guardian

The Caravan Club picked us as a featured product in their October edition, and lots of people have ordered. Thank you so much!


Where to buy

As well as directly from us via this website, you can buy WGAW cases in person from our lovely stockists:

David Austin Roses, Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB (All designs)

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN (All designs)

The Old School Shop, Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre, Inverdruie, Aviemore PH22 1QH (All designs)

Zinnia, 40 Belle Vue Terrace, Malvern WR14 4PZ (All designs)

Triangle Pianos, 27 Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN (Music glasses cases)

Hare Hatch Sheeplands, London Road, Hare Hatch, RG10 9HW (All designs)

Stirling Opticians, 18 Gold Street, Kettering NN16 8JB (All designs)

Dots Music Shop, 132 St Pancras Way, London NW1 9NB (Music glasses cases)

The Burford Garden Company, Shilton Rd Burford OX18 4PA (All designs)

The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, West Berkshire RG18 0TN (All designs)

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB (All designs)

Bond Street Studios of Hingham, 3 Bond Street, Hingham, Norfolk NR9 4HA (All designs)

Magpie Poundbury, 11 Buttermarket, off Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3AZ (All designs)

Marmalade Moon, 40 High Steet, Newtownards BT23 7HZ (All designs)

Happy Hats & Accessories, 28 Church Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7AA (All designs)

Elizabeth Wintgens Gallery, 49 The High Steet, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL (All designs)

The Lavender Tree, 105 Brook Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7RU (Reading & Driving glasses cases)

Etcetera Ltd, St Peters Post Office, Route de Longrie, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey GY7 9RX (All designs)

Daniel of Windsor, Peascod Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1DP (All designs)

Tinkers, The Village Green, Walberswick, Suffolk IP18 6TR (All designs)

Number Twenty, 20 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2AB (All designs)

Fortysix, 46 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ER (Reading & Driving glasses cases)

Gifted, 78 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1HU (All designs)

Guildford Cathedral Shop, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7UP (All designs)

Farmilo Optometrists, 53 Francis Street, Leicester LE2 2BE (All designs)

That New Shop, 44 Parsonage Street, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4AD (All designs)

Chapter One Bookshop, 136 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire RG5 3JH (All designs)

David Devan Optometrists, 1355 High Road, Whetstone, N20 9HR (All designs)

If your shop or gallery would like to stock WGAW cases, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us an email to hello@whichglassesarewhich.com, or give us a call on 0118 940 3663.


Get in Touch

If you’ve got a query relating to sales or something more specific, drop us an email to the address below*.


*Unfortunately we cannot tell you which glasses are which, that’s what the cases are for!