'''Basic Trope''': Moneyed, sophisticated characters wear monocles.
* '''Straight''': Humphrey the NonIdleRich wears a monocle.
* '''Exaggerated''': Humphrey is a {{Fiction 500}} member who wears two monocles, one on each eye. His father, who is even more rich, wears ''three''.
* '''Downplayed''': Humphrey wears pince-nez glasses.
* '''Justified''':
** Humphrey's monocle is actually a hi-tech appliance that is bulletproof, increases his visual acuity, and is a mobile computer with wi-fi connection and stats display. It's so expensive that he is one of the few that can afford it.
** Alternatively: Humphrey needs vision correction in only one eye.
* '''Inverted''': Humphrey's poor servant Helena wears a monocle, and Humphrey does not.
* '''Subverted''': People think that Humphrey is rich because of his monocle, but he is actually a middle class slob.
* '''Double Subverted''': Later it is revealed that Humphrey is [[SlummingIt secretly a millionaire]].
* '''Parodied''': Only Humphrey is of great enough status to wear a monocle, and with his riches he hires a task force to punish anyone else that dares to wear one.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Humphrey doesn't wear a monocle despite being a princeb but his father does. Then again, so does his wife, who is a villager but his mother doesn't, even though she is a noblewoman.
* '''Averted''': No one wears monocles or everyone does.
* '''Enforced''': "Hey, he doesn't look as elegant as he should... how about if we add a monocle?"
* '''Lampshaded''': "You are so elegant, it's no doubt why you wear that monocle."
* '''Invoked''': No one takes Humphrey seriously, so he wears a monocle to look like a noble.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Do you think that just because I'm a noble, I have to wear a monocle?"
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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Back to HighClassGlass, if you're rich enough.
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