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gdkenoyer
12-11-2006, 03:22 PM
I've a pair of Oakleys, wide and narrow, with red-tinted lenses. They look more than a little odd with either my Dobbs or my PB Panama.

Shooting glasses (classic Ray Ban, etc) don't seem to make it either, they bring up memories of cool-hand-luke chain-gang guards...

The men-in-black or blues brothers, squared off style seems more appropriate.

whatcu think?

GoneSolo
12-11-2006, 03:35 PM
I was wondering the same thing myself. I think that a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers would look good.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1438/danakroydbluesbrotherssyd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1716/wayfarer185991469001mx8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jay
12-11-2006, 03:39 PM
Yeah, Wayfarers are always a good style. The clubmaster works well also.

Dinerman
12-11-2006, 03:56 PM
I wear big round green lensed metal framed sunglasses with mesh side screens.

spiridon
12-11-2006, 04:05 PM
Depends on my mood, or which hat I am wearing. Usually end up wearing some clubmasters, or small oval or round raybans. I have almost as many style sunglasses as I do hats (the old OCD thing!;) )......so the possibilities are many!:D

Hemingway Jones
12-11-2006, 04:05 PM
Aviators are always nice as well.

TopHatCat
12-11-2006, 05:20 PM
Depends on my mood, or which hat I am wearing. Usually end up wearing some clubmasters, or small oval or round raybans. I have almost as many style sunglasses as I do hats (the old OCD thing!;) )......so the possibilities are many!:D

Spiridon, I love the green tinted sunglasses you have on in your avatar. What brand/make are they exactly?

adamgottschalk
12-11-2006, 05:39 PM
I wear exclusively stingy fedoras. I have found that "classic" styles with thick plastic frames (Wayfarers, for example) go best with them. I use vintage Polaroid Cool-Rays, nice shades, like this:

http://adamgottschalk.net/avatare.jpg

For wider brim hats, I have this idea that metal-frame aviator type glasses might work better. I wouldn't know for sure. Hardly ever been in the same room with a wide-brimmed hat :eusa_doh:

The Wingnut
12-11-2006, 05:49 PM
Windsor frames are a can't miss. I prefer small lensed sunglasses with my fedoras...aviators or Wayfarers look hokey on me, there's always the yahoo that's got to make the 'Blues Brothers' comment.

Fletch
12-11-2006, 05:51 PM
With the '30s-'40s medium brim hat, I like a smallish, roundish cheater in the style of the era. The below are $19.95 drug store shades with a dark metal rim.
http://static.flickr.com/94/242816710_3d517dd798.jpg
(Sousaphone optional at extra cost.)

spiridon
12-11-2006, 06:03 PM
Spiridon, I love the green tinted sunglasses you have on in your avatar. What brand/make are they exactly?

Thanks TopHatCat.:D ....that's a pair of old Welch sunglasses. I'm not sure as to their vintage, but the lenses are in near perfect shape.

Jay
12-12-2006, 02:21 AM
I wear big round green lensed metal framed sunglasses with mesh side screens.

Do you know the maker or year they're from? I've seen these somewhere but can't remember where.
Thanks

BellyTank
12-12-2006, 02:56 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/zaphobeeblebrox/d6_1.jpg

See the classifieds-

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spiridon
12-12-2006, 07:38 AM
Do you know the maker or year they're from? I've seen these somewhere but can't remember where.
Thanks

Jay, I have a pair of these.....I believe mine are "Wilsons"....got them off of ebay, I'm not really sure of the vintage.

Matthew Dalton
12-12-2006, 07:46 AM
How do you think mirrored Windsors would look with a fedora? I'd like some windsors, and like the idea of them being mirrored, but with or without the hat I think the mirrored shades are very hit or miss.

44forrest
12-12-2006, 10:50 AM
Mirrored sunglasses with a wide brim hat remind me of the mirrored aviators worn by the badass guard in "Cool Hand Luke". So I guess it depends on the impression you want to make, friendly or intimidating. Choose wisely my friend.

Aerol
12-12-2006, 11:09 AM
I'm fond of Randolph Aviators. www.randolphusa.com

A quality lens, they are original USAF issue, and are available at a reasonable price from a number of pilot supply sites on-line.

A great look with my Optimo Manhattan fedoras.

Pilgrim
12-13-2006, 12:02 PM
My vote is aviators of some kind. They fit any period from the 30's on.

matei
12-14-2006, 04:14 AM
I've got a pair of Ray Ban Clubmasters, and they work fine for me. I also have the Wayfarers, but they're too large for my liking. I find the combination of the larger Wayfarers and a fedora is rather too evocative of the Eighties and/or Elton John.

Hemingway Jones
12-14-2006, 06:44 AM
I'm fond of Randolph Aviators. www.randolphusa.com

A quality lens, they are original USAF issue, and are available at a reasonable price from a number of pilot supply sites on-line.

A great look with my Optimo Manhattan fedoras.
This is what I wear almost exclusively now. And Randolph Engineering has headquarters in Randolph, MA, so I am supporting a local company; something I try to do. The optics are amazing and I need good sunglasses because sunlight often gives me migraines. My "Crew Chiefs" were $70. I couldn't recommend them more enthusiastically.

Buck
12-14-2006, 07:44 AM
I'll second the crew chiefs too. i wore them many years for everyday use. Great for flying too (naturally). I like the more rounded shape. Since I'm a Suthun' boy, the avaitors, even unmirrored, remind me of Southern constabulary. Maybe too many memories:D

Snrbfshn
12-14-2006, 08:13 AM
I think a good looking pair of sunglasses goes with any fedora. Of course, my perspective is a little tinted since I've only got one pair of sunglasses, 'cause they're prescription:
http://new.photos.yahoo.com/jtban1/album/576460762329106687/photo/294928803404107793/5

Twitch
12-14-2006, 10:15 AM
I wear a Wayfarer style with blue-blocker lenses. Makes for better vision when driving the Packard and they fit in era-wise.

Baggers
12-14-2006, 11:23 AM
I use the Havana Tortoise Liberty Frame (http://www.bensilver.com/fs_storefront.asp?root=6&show=146&display=3814&group=1) by Anglo American purchased from the Ben Silver Collection and fitted with prescription lenses. It's the same frame I'm wearing in my avatar. He's a larger version with a bit more detail:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a347/MStoddard/ColoradoSummer2006058.gif

Cheers!

The Wingnut
12-14-2006, 11:35 PM
Just won these tonight on ebay. They're exactly what I've been looking for. Made by Willson.

http://www.thewingnut.com/images/misc/e39.jpg

Most would refer to them as 'Lennon' glasses, but the lenses of John Lennon's glasses were much larger...these are only 1 1/2" in diameter. Both Lennon's and these are the classic 'Windsor' frame that dates back to the mid 19th century.