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Monday 24 September 2018
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How to Buy Vintage Eyeglasses

How to Buy Vintage Eyeglasses

Do you love vintage eyeglasses? Yep, us too! Styles from the 50s right through to the 90s are making a huge comeback and if you are lucky, you may even find the real thing out there! Everybody from the boys to the girls, young to the old are looking for the vintage trend glasses, whether they be eyeglasses or sunglasses. These have made for the hottest trend today, and with the modern twist to them lend style blended with comfort.

If you are also looking to don the vintage style but do not want the ugly and heavy glass lenses from that era, opt for the replicas. Today’s feather weight fiberglass lenses are added to the trendy retro styled frames to offer you the best of both worlds! Some enthusiasts keep a number of frames with them to change according to the latest trends or their own moods. You can get these in plastic as well as metal for men and women. Also you can get them in every conceivable hue possible from the blues and pinks to the purples, reds and silvers.

If you are dressing up for a theme party, nothing does more justice to your face than a pair of vintage eyeglasses. For women, the cats eye styled frames are a rage. The most important designers of vintage glasses are D&G, Oleg Cassini, Brooks Brothers and Baush and Lomb (the original designers of Ray Ban sunglasses). Check online when buying a pair, websites like Ebay and Etsy will offer you a great range of these.

It makes sense to go through all the available styles and variants in order to decide what will suit you the best. Men usually opt for the 60s army issue frames, the browline style or the Aviator style. Women go for angular shapes and over sized drop-temple pairs in addition to the cats eye. Even though over sized frames is the trend, always make sure you check the inside of the frame to ensure the measurement is fine for you.

Another thing to look out for is the deadstock frames. These are the styles that have not been worn for years and have just been sitting in the shops. Before you pick these, ensure the quality is the best and they won’t cause you trouble anytime soon. Most of the websites will not fix your lenses into the frame either. You need to take your new vintage frame to an optician to get your lenses fixed in so consider this factor beforehand.

Vintage eyeglasses add instant glamor and style to your face. With all the options available today ranging from the color to the materials used, there is no dearth of choice. Buy a pair that suits your face shape and maybe a color that matches the color of your eyes and you have a winner! You can change the way you look with the kind of eyewear you don. Just make sure your new pair fits well around the nose and the temples and you are good to go!