Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Stunning Spectacle

Vintageous is an amazing site with so many different things to offer and a ridiculously awesome vintage eye wear section. Just look at all of these bad boys!!!

Dont forget the vintage sunglasses.
Sunglasses have not always been exactly that, the technology was developed in China prior to 1430 and smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court were used purpose and it wasn't to block the rays of the sun. Smoke tinting was the first means of darkening eyeglasses, These darkened lenses were not vision-corrected, nor were they initially intended to reduce solar glare. For centuries, Chinese judges had routinely worn smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court. A judge’s evaluation of evidence as credible or mendacious was to remain secret until a trial’s conclusion. With World War II brewing in 1936, Ray Ban designed anti-glare aviator style sunglasses, using polarized lens technology newly created by Edwin H. Land, founder of the Polaroid Corporation. They also designed a slightly drooping frame perimeter to maximally shield an aviator’s eyes, which repeatedly glanced downward toward a plane's instrument panel. Fliers were issued the glasses at no charge, and the public in 1937 was able to purchase the model that banned the sun's rays as Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.

12 comments:

  1. i'm in love with these glasses!
    love

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  2. i have a pair just like the one marilyn is wearing, but i always look at that website and feel the need to buy a dosen other pairs!!

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  3. I am so jealous of your glasses, yea the only thing I dislike about there selection is a good portion have been sold your so right.

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  4. Oh, these are gorgeous!!!! I'd absolutely wear that blueish-purple pair. And possibly those crazy-exaggerated butterfly sunglasses, too.

    I heart Vintageous, too. :)

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  5. I broke a pair of my mom's vintage sunglasses that were black and white cat eyes. My sister took the sunglasses that were broken and lens several years ago. Not sure what she did with them. I loved those sunglasses and got all kinds of compliments on them. I guess I should ask her what she did with them.

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  6. You should ask her! I have a pair that are missing an arm but I still leave them on a shelf as decoration because they are so gorgeous.

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  7. I am so looking for a pair of vintage cat's eyes! I want to get my lenses put in to them next time I need new glasses.

    Lovely to find your blog too!

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  8. You should do it, I had my prescription put in a vintage pair and it wasnt very expensive at all, the only downside if if the dr. breaks them you can not just buy another pair.
    ♥Darla

    :)

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  9. I almost wish I didn't have LASIK ;)

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  10. I found a website which is an Optical Lab that probably has the lowest priced sunglasses, glasses and eyeglasses at http://www.SimplyEyeglasses.com. They provide sun glasses, safety eyeglasses, eyewear, eye glasses with prescriptions lens. They have the biggest selection of prescription sunglasses, prescription glasses, prescription eyeglasses, and prescription safety glasses. When I bought my pair of glasses and had a question about them they responded to my email right away. I highly recommend them to anyone.

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