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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Matt Deckard, May 5, 2005.
Congrats. The frames are dynamite.
Any idea who made Roy's glasses? They appear to be a grey tortoise and metal frame. I dig 'em!
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.
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).
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.
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).
I've got this vintage 1920's frames that are identical to the ones my grandpa's wore back in the same era.
Interesting. I've never seen a pair with xylo on the nose piece before.
now that is a great find! you must be thrilled to find the same glasses! I can also see the family resemblance!
Interestign article about vintage celluloid eyeglasses...