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Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Dapper Dudes: Men’s Eyewear

     

    Rugged yet distinguished, men’s glasses have been lending gentlemen a dapper look for well over a century. Donned by Hollywood’s leading men of the past and present, there’s no doubt that a pair of glasses can really make the man. Today we’re sharing a variety of our favorite celebrity looks with tips on how you can steal their signature spectacled styles – all without leaving the comfort of your home!

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    Starting off we thought an ode to one of the most famous bespectacled men was in order!

    Making fashion history with his bold, black specs, Buddy Holly was one of the first rockers to show off glasses in a new light – cementing their spot in fashion forever. With a timeless shape and minimalistic detailing, these classic spec’s are great for daily wear – plus their thick construction mean’s they’re ready to take on whatever your day throws at you. Channel Buddy’s infamous style and check out our selection of vintage horn rimmed glasses here (http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-eyeglasses/horn-

    rim-retro- glasses.html ).

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    On the other side of the fashion coin, for men who want a super minimalistic style, we loverimless glasses (http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-eyeglasses/vintage- rimless-eyeglasses.html).

    Great for a no-nonsense kind of guy, rimless specs are the perfect mix of form and function. Without adornments of any kind, they’re an awesome match for everything from a suit to a t-shirt. And if you don’t believe us, just as Patrick Dempsey (featured above!).

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    Not to be left out of our famed list, John Lennon is an icon that’s almost as well known for his distinctive glasses as he is for his ground-breaking music. Preferring his signature style to have wrapped arms to ensure they stayed put while he jumped around on stage, today’s men can rest assured this style of frame won’t slip off no matter what. Artfully sculpted, these glasses have a unique edge that’s just the right fit for Beatles fans and more. Find your perfect match in our great selection of John Lennon style glasses here (http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-eyeglasses/john- lennon-glasses.html ).

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    A modern day trendsetter is next up on our list! Love him or not, there’s no denying that Kayne West has style. From his personal fashions to his own line of clothing, Kayne makes a statement with everything he does – and his choice of eyewear is making no exceptions! Bold in a classic tortoiseshell,

    West’s glasses make a statement without being overpowering. Great for the fashion-forward man, tortoiseshell glasses give an old-fashioned air to a modern look. Snap up a pair for yourself by browsing our retro styles here (http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-eyeglasses/tortoiseshell.html ).

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    Last but certainly not least, we wanted to share a style that’s classic and simple – making it perfect for any man. Sported memorably in recent times by Channing Tatum (shown above), there’s no denying the appeal that simple frames have. Called a Marshwood style frame, these spectacles hailed from military times and are now spotted on every kind of man from soldiers to businessmen. Made most often in gold or silver, this style of minimalistic frame lends the right amount of charm without being obtuse. Find your perfect match here (http://vintageopticalshop.com/vintage-

    eyeglasses/marshwood.html ).

  • 3 Benefits of Buying Vintage Frames!

    benefits of vintage frames  Now the perfect accessory, glasses have moved out of the shadows becoming an iconic part of fashion history. They’re so much so that we can’t think of a better way to show off your personality or style than with an amazing pair of specs. And, while the optometrist offers undeniable expertise in the health and wellness of your eyes, we find that getting an original and unique pair of glasses isn’t easy when buying new. That’s why we want to share our top 3 benefits to buying new, old stock glasses so you see why going vintage can be a wonderful and fashionably inspired decision!

    First on our list is the undeniable fact that buying vintage is a huge plus for the environment! As part of a two-fold effect, buying retro specs is great because it keeps useable (and fashionable!) goods out of the landfill and prevents further pollution from the manufacturing process. By rocking a pair of vintage glasses, you help reduce your ecological footprint and keep harsh chemicals and harmful pollutants from entering the atmosphere. Plus you’ll look amazing while continuing your crusade for a healthy, happy environment which we’re sure you’ll agree is a total win-win!

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    Next on our list of benefits, there’s no denying that vintage glasses have a unique factor all their own. While classic designs can be found at some modern optometrists, nothing can beat the real deal.

    With frames made in a variety of colors, designs and with hundreds of different adornments we can guarantee that a pair of vintage spectacles is sure to take your fashion games up a notch….or two! Not only will you never run into another person wearing the same glasses as you (which can be a total

    bummer!) but with a pair of vintage eyeglasses you can share your style and personality effortlessly and in a totally bespoke manner. Plus with everything from cat eyes to Pince-Nez, we carry a huge variety of vintage eyeglass frames so you can find your right fit with ease.

    Rounding out our list, we saved one of the best benefits for last – the fact that vintage eyeglass frames were made to last with a superior construction to what we see today.

    mink vintage curly eyeglass framesOriginally made for a population that needed what they purchased to last, vintage eyewear is just as durable as it is fashionable. With our spectacles  being new, old stock they were never worn or sold so they are in wonderful shape regardless of the years they’ve been around for!

    Made with sturdy metals and pliable plastics, they’re sure to continue to thrive and can even be fitted with prescription frames or UV lenses if you so

    Not quite convinced yet? Head on over to our shop  and see all the amazing cat eye frames we offer – we promise you’ll find at least one pair you can’t resist!

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