Friday, 8 July 2011

Friday Fashion - Vintage 50s Eyewear

Happy Friday to all! :) This Friday is one of those rare Fridays where, for me, days off actually follow (Hooray for 10 day vacations!). I thought this fashion post would be the best way to end my work day. I LOVE eyewear and always get really excited to find a great pair of glasses. I hate the modern models and am obsessed with vintage frames (I wear imitations of a classic man's 1950s eyewear frames). Anyway, I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon this lovely Etsy store. Vintage 50s Eyewear offers an amazing variety of vintage eyewear frames, anywhere from mid-century to awesome 80s frames. Though some might find the prices a little high for something you could find in your grandma's closet, the prices are great and actually more affordable than anything I've ever found in any stores around my city. The owner presents each item with a great description and wonderful product photos. Every frame is greater than the next and the selection is great, from men's frames to beautiful cat-eye ones. I highly suggest you visit this store if you love anything vintage. Glasses have really made their distinctive mark in each decade (Remember the brilliant 80-90s GIANT frames??) and there isn't a better fashion accessory and statement. Any of the frames sold in this shop can so easily become part of your own personal fashion statement. Simply buy the frames and pop in regular lenses or prescription lenses and you're set to go! Here are some more items from this fantastic store;


  1. Gorgeous! I went through a 50s phase when I was 18 and I bought a pair of cat eye glasses on eBay, intending to have prescription glasses made of them - I was heartbroken when I brought them in to Lenscrafters to be told that they couldn't fit any lenses to them. :( I prefer the older-style ones too... I hope to find nice wooden frames for my next pair.

  2. Such a sad story!! I hope your treasure hunt for the perfect wooden frames is a successful one!

  3. I want those glasses!! they're so retro! I love your blog by the way xxx