Vintage Style for Your Peepers

October 29, 2012

If you’re a glasses wearer then finding vintage style eyewear can be a bit of a chore. Many of the vintage shops and antique markets in our vintage directory will have pairs of original vintage glasses, and Specsavers on White Lion Street will replace lenses while you wait for a small fee.  However, if you wear them every day, it can be difficult to get vintage frames adjusted properly to make them comfortable to wear for long periods.

If you’re not lucky enough to find your perfect fit in a vintage shop then the key is to look for classic styled frames from brands with a decent history. So often we go for the cheapest we can find, but if you wear glasses then it’s such an huge part of your style that it’s worth investing in a pair that you really like from a quality brand.

Look for classic tortoiseshell or wire framed glasses. Cats eye styles are popular for a 50s style, while those with an penchant for the 30s and 40s will look for rounder frames.

Ray Ban glasses are a brand that’s been around since 1937 with the classic Aviator sunglasses being their most famous style. They also make an excellent range of classic frames with a retro twist, like these classic cats eye glasses.

Another, perhaps less well known, brand is Persol. A brand that’s been around since 1917, they are known for their vintage inspired styles. Steve McQueen wore Persol sunglasses in the Thomas Crown Affair and Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan have also sported pairs whilst playing Bond.

They do some classic tortoiseshell frames that come complete with clip on sunglasses that give them a 30s/40s feel as sunglasses while being classic for every day. The styles are available for Men and Women

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This is a sponsored post for SmartbuyGlasses

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Gemma is one of the UK’s top vintage lifestyle bloggers at Retro Chick. She has lived in Norwich since she graduated university and feels passionately that Norwich has a great deal to offer anyone who’s interested in vintage or alternative cultures, if only they know where to find it.

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