Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shades N Specs


Referred to as "Shades", "Cheaters", "Locs", "Spekkies", "Coolers", and "Maddoggers" around the world, sunglasses have been with us since the chinese first invented about 1000 years ago.  However, in 1929 a guy by the name of Sam Foster put 'em on the map.   Here are some of my fave styles from some faved vintage goods shops...

Black "Cat Eye" Rhinestone Accented Shades from...



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A very cool pair of vintage 1980's Ray-Bans found at...



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Is where you'll find this great pair of Green Tinted Clip-On Shades

from the 1950's

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Maybe you're into the Geek Retro Look?  Check these gems out...

A great pair of 60's Black Acetate Framed Glasses from...


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This pair of 50's or 60's L. Evrard Rockabilly Pearl Framed with Blue Rhinestone accented glasses from...


are def the Shizz!

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 Finally, this groovy pair of  1950's Black Framed Gold Embellished "Cat Eye" glasses from...


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With over 300 pages of sunglasses and eye wear to surf and browse on Etsy, I'm sure you'll find that one pair you can't live without!


2 comments:

autena said...

Hands down, the cat eyes are the ones for me! Great post!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Autena,
Yeah, aren't they the BOMB? However I'd have to settle for the "Geek" ones myself as I don't think I could get away with wearing "Cateyes" on the golf course, hehe. Thanks for stopping by and hope you and yours are enjoying a nice holiday weekend!