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Retro-Vintage Eyewear

Retro-vintage eyewear is characterized by frames conveying a '50s, '60s, or '70s look. Themes typically found in retro-vintage style eyewear include thick rims and double bridges. Wayfarers and cat-eyes are common frame shapes associated with this old school style.

The term retro refers to the style of a frame rather than the shape of a frame. Certain shapes such as the ClubMaster style were created by Ray-Ban in the 1950s. The ClubMaster is characterized by bold, plastic coverings that cover the top half of the lenses in order to mimic the wearer's natural browline. The ClubMaster Eyeglasses and Sunglasses style is retro. They are known for being a part of the most recent “hipster style”, which has brought back older rock and roll fashion pieces from the 50s and 60s.

Another retro style of frames is the cat-eye. The cat-eye style is known for its distinct frame front shapes. Each lens comes to a pronounced point at the temple endpoints and mimics winged eyeliner. A feminine style in the 1950s, cat-eye style has recently made a comeback in many popular women's frames today. They were conceived in the 1950s to complement a woman's facial features and could be seen on many famous, female celebrities.

Finally, vintage, when referring to clothing, describes an older piece of clothing from, let’s say the 1960s, that is being worn today. When it comes to eyewear, vintage eyewear describes a style of eyewear that is made to look older, but in reality, was not made in the 1960s. A great example of vintage eyewear is the Aviator. Created in the 1930s, it is still possible to find real, vintage Aviators that were made back in the 1930s, or you could buy Aviators that were made today, styled like those from the 1930s and call those vintage as well.

Retro-Vintage Eyeglasses

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Retro-Vintage Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB3025 - Large Metal Aviator Sunglasses
Black / Grey Green Lens (L2823)
From $150
Ray-Ban RB2132 - New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Black / Crystal Green Lens (901)
From $140
Ray-Ban RB3016 - Clubmaster Sunglasses
Ebony-Arista / Crystal Green Lens (W0365)
From $150
Ray-Ban RB4171 - Erika Sunglasses
Dark Rubber Sand / Brown Gradient Lens (600068)
From $130
Ray-Ban RB4175 - Oversized Clubmaster Sunglasses
Demi Shiny Black-Arista / Crystal Green Lens (877)
From $150
Persol PO0714 - Folding Sunglasses
Havana / Crystal Brown Gradient Lens (24/51)
$252.77From $191.58

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Retro-Vintage Prescription Sunglasses

Ray-Ban RB2132 - New Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses
Tortoise (902)
From $140
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB2140 - Original Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses
Black
From $150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB3016 - Clubmaster Prescription Sunglasses
Ebony-Arista
From $150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB4175 - Oversized Clubmaster Prescription Sunglasses
Demi Shiny Black-Arista
From $150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB3136 - Caravan Prescription Sunglasses
Arista
$150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB4105 - Folding Wayfarer Prescription Sunglasses
Black
From $150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB3447 - Round Metal Prescription Sunglasses
Arista
From $150
Prescription Lenses Extra
Ray-Ban RB8301 - Tech Prescription Sunglasses
Black
From $190
Prescription Lenses Extra

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Retro-Vintage Eyewear
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