The Eyewear Thread

PrinceRF

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Apr 3, 2020
Ah yes.... This thread feels like home. I am an avid vintage eyewear enthusiast and occasional dealer. My favorite brands to wear based on quality and style are Cazal, Cartier, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Please let me know if there is a frame you are interested in. If I dont have it, my network is quite large and usually have access to many frames not on the market.
Glad to have you here, and thanks! I don't know much about vintage eyewear, but I am intrigued. Do you have any pics of your favorite pieces?
 

PrinceRF

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Apr 3, 2020

PStoller

I’m not old, I’m vintage.
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Aug 1, 2019
Still haven’t found those Gaultiers, if I still have them at all, but I do have these:

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Dita - Thom Browne sold basically the same frame.


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Gold & Wood - A little off the wall, but they do attract attention.


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These are by Mona J, from back when they did interesting frames.
 
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PrinceRF

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Apr 3, 2020
Still haven’t found those Gautiers, if I still have them at all, but I do have these:

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Dita - Thom Browne sold basically the same frame.


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Gold & Wood - A little off the wall, but they do attract attention.


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These are by Mona J, from back when they did interesting frames.
The temples and nose bridge on the Dita looks just like mine. Cool glasses! What is Mona J? I really like that last pair.
 
Sep 19, 2021

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PStoller

I’m not old, I’m vintage.
Basenotes Plus
Aug 1, 2019
Nice! If you like smaller specs you might be really into some of Casanova’s pieces as well as Alain Mikli.
Those are pretty neat. I find completely round lenses don’t usually suit me, though I made an exception for the Damir Doma shades, since the outer frame had a better shape.

Also, the yellow Gold & Wood and the Mona J are really a bit too small for my face, which is why they’re not in my regular rotation. I still love them, but my head’s too big (as so many people have told me).
 
Sep 19, 2021
Those are pretty neat. I find completely round lenses don’t usually suit me, though I made an exception for the Damir Doma shades, since the outer frame had a better shape.

Also, the yellow Gold & Wood and the Mona J are really a bit too small for my face, which is why they’re not in my regular rotation. I still love them, but my head’s too big (as so many people have told me).
Carrera and Hugo Boss/Carrera make some nice medium size panto frames you may dig. Size 54-56 may be more fitting for you. Persol has some nice wayfer style frames as well.
 

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