Vintage Eyeglasses

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Matt Deckard, May 5, 2005.

  1. Short Balding Guy

    Short Balding Guy I'll Lock Up

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    Congrats. The frames are dynamite.
     
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  2. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Any idea who made Roy's glasses? They appear to be a grey tortoise and metal frame. I dig 'em!
     
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  3. Retromoto

    Retromoto One of the Regulars

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    Pretty neat, As they don't seem to fit his face(ears) well, perhaps a recycled item he had lens made to suit his prescription.
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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Agreed. If you intend to wear original aviators, carefully remove and store the original lenses and have them fitted with modern ones (rx prescription or otherwise, as needed) - don't take risks with your eyesight for the sake of an authenticity that many might not even notice if they handled them. THis is easier, of course, with designes like Aviators where you don't have to heat plastic frames to fit lenses (one reason I have tended to prefer browlines for many years is that they can keep being re-lensed for a long time).
     
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  5. Royohboy

    Royohboy New in Town

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    Thanks for the input, guys! The reason I asked was that a friend of mine really hurt her eyes last summer with those super-cool holy-grail vintage 1960s shades; for some reason I was hoping that glass lenses vs. plastic might make a difference.

    BTW, I found out an easy (but very, very inexact) way to test for UV protection: Shine a UV pen light through the lens and onto a scrawl made with a UV ink pen. The more the scrawl is visible, the less the UV protection of your shades. This will, of course, only give you a very rough idea.

    It only gives you a _very_ rough idea, but by testing against a known pair of quality sunglasses I found out that most of my vintage sunglasses have little (if any) UV protection, but one pair I found for cheap probably isn't as vintage as I thought.
     
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  6. ConsiderMeMilesDavis

    ConsiderMeMilesDavis One of the Regulars

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    Have you handled a pair of Dolabany Arnold's? I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm apprehensive to purchase without seeing a pair in person, first.

    For example, I own a pair of official reproduction Tart Arnel's, and Moscot Lemtosh. The Tart's acetate thickness is much, much more substantial than the Moscot, and I assume they'll be more durable in the long run. Plus, the Moscot's have flat shields (lame).
     
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  7. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    I've got this vintage 1920's frames that are identical to the ones my grandpa's wore back in the same era.
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  8. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    Interesting. I've never seen a pair with xylo on the nose piece before.
     
  9. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed New in Town

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  10. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    FanTAStic!
     
  11. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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  12. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    Saw this thread and had to share this pic of me in my Shuron Ronsir glasses. The bit that goes against your nose and the glasses fell off today, so it hurt to wear them, thus I found another use for the glasses cleaning cloth.

    Afraid the pic is on my Instagram account so to see it you need to click here
     
  13. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Well done you, I've got a 1920's tortoise shell pair that were my Grandfather's. It has taken me a very long time to get an optician to fit them with my reading prescription. They are in the original spectacle case. Note the case lining is held in place with a paper clip, it's falling apart but I couldn't bare to glue it, somehow the shabby appearance of the case just seems right.
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