Everyone, at some point in their life, wishes they could see better to reading. Some folks add a bifocal lens to their run-of-the-mill eyeglasses frame. While others purchase cheap drug store readers to improve their reading experience and then there are the distinguished folks that chose to not only see well, but to also look well.
Why should your readers be boring? There’s no need for that when you can get awesome, stylish, crazy readers frames from Fifties Frames Vintage Eyeglasses. Here’s where you’ll find every style of reader frame imaginable. Pick up some with rhinestones! If you need reading glasses, at least look your best while sporting “granny” glasses. No one said that granny had to look boring! Spice it up with vintage eyeglass frames.
“Carney’s Point”, a 16 mm short film produced in conjunction with Syracuse University, will make its rounds to film festivals. Written into the script was the opportunity for the character, a young girl, to wear 1950s horn-rimmed glasses. Fifties Frames Vintage Eyeglasses was honored to donated a pair of glasses to enable the film to maintain authenticity in depicting a true representation of the 1950s.
I love my horn rim frames. I have purchased a number of expensive designer retro frames over the years. None of them fit as comfortably or look as authentic as the ones I have purchased from you. Your frames are affordable and of superior quality. I will be purchasing a spare frame just in case I lose or break them. They have exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
D. Samson Sulamoyo, Ph.D., Springfield, IL
Zyloware is are frames made of nylon. In the 50s and 60s many of the top eyeglass manufacturers ventured into experimenting with alternate material for eyeglass frames. The idea was to find something more flexible than metal and more durable than standard plastic. Enter the birth of Zyloware.
Zyloware holds it’s shape better than standard plastic and is more flexible and comfortable than metal. There aren’t alot of Zyloware frames out there. If you run across Zyloware, consider making the investment. You won’t regret it. They’re comfortable, flexible and stylish. Look for Zyloware made by Frame France. Check out these Frame France nylon frames just listed on the Fifties Frames website.
Fifties Frames has new WHITE KITTENS. Thanks to a super shipment of HOT vintage frames, we were able to get some fresh “new” vintage pure white Harlequin Cat Eye eyeglasses listed tonight! They won’t last long as it’s difficult to get pure white that hasn’t yellowed.
Of course, patina is awesome… but pure white?? Oh baby… they are beautiful. These would make awesome sunglasses! Don’t say goodbye to the days of summer just yet! Get some new cat eye whites! Check our Harlequin whites here!
Many of you are on the fence regarding having your own prescription placed into vintage eyeglass frames. There’s a big difference between true vintage and copy cat eyeglass frames. True vintage often has developed a certain hue or patina that can’t be duplicated. If you want to look like you stepped out of the 50s, then true vintage is the only way to go. True vintage frames are durable and made to last a life time! You won’t need to replace them, unless you want to change your style. That makes vintage an excellent value!
When you purchase vintage frames, in new or gently worn condition, you get a flexible, malleable frames that can be form fitted to accent your facial details. Not so with modern frame materials. Why do you think it’s so difficult for grandpa to trash his old eyeglasses? Well, it’s because they get more comfortable through the years! So, step out and be brave! Let’s go vintage and go in STYLE!
Fifties Frames Vintage Eyeglasses web store has a fantastic and easy return policy. We understand that you need to see the frames on your face to truly know if they’re the right style and size for you. So, feel confident in purchasing as we will accept returns that are mailed back withing the trial period an if they’re kept in their originally shipped condition.
Only things you need to remember are to alert us when they are on the way back and have them dropped into the mail within 2 weeks from the date you received them. That’s easy! We don’t need an explanation on why you’re returning, just have them back to us promptly and in their purchased condition. When they get back to us, we’ll refund their cost back to your credit card.
Exchanges are always welcomed! Fifties Frames will pay the postage on any frames sent from us back to you as an exchange for your original purchase. One exchange postage price is on us and all other are at your expense. Feel free to exchange as many times as you like. For further information on our return policy please visit Fifties Frames Shipping and Returns.
Lots more vintage eyeglass frames have been acquired by Fifties Frames Vintage Eyeglasses! They will be available to purchase within the next 2 weeks. There’s a huge variety from the fifties all the way through the eighties. I’m especially interested in the snow white cateyes.
There are some babies and toddlers out there that need vision correction. Have you thought about decking the little squirt out in vintage? Well, if so, Fifties Frames has a grouping of tiny kiddo eyeglass frames that they will also be listing for sale. I don’t have a baby, but am compelled to acquire some, as they are darling!
Anyone know of an art project for mini eyeglass frames? Maybe dangle them from my rearview mirror or make a brooch out of them? If you have an idea, please post it.
Johnny Depp loves vintage eyeglasses. He wears a variety of styles and has them fitted with the latest speciality lenses. That’s the best of both worlds. There’s nothing like authentic vintage for comfort, fit and lastability. Combine that with superior light weight lenses and you have the perfect fashion statement.
Probably the best look for Mr. Depp is his Tart Optical horn rims which are seen here in the popular tortoise shell color. He can pull of any style, but the addition of awesome horn rims gives him a distinguised look without being stuffy. A serious eyeglass frame coupled with relaxed attire is personal style. Mr. Depp, you are a style master.
First and foremost, let’s talk about your face shape. There are 7 main shapes: Diamond, Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Oval, Oblong, Round, and Square. Choosing the correct shape of eyeglass frame will enhance your face and not distract from your beauty.
There are no hard fast rules, as you always need to take into consideration the look you are attempting to achieve. Your personal taste and style always trumps the world of fashion. Fashion is in the eyes of the beholder, even if you’re looking in the mirror! And last, but not least…. eyeglass frames are meant to be FUN!
The Diamond face shape is wide across the cheekbones and smaller at the forehead and chin. The goal is the balance the wide area with the more narrow forehead and chin. Look for frames that will add fullness above the widest part of the face. A frame that provides width above the cheekbones will provide balance.
Remember to avoid a highly arched bridge and too much of an upsweep in the outer part of the frame.
The Triangle face shape is narrow through the forehead and wide through the lower cheek and chin. Again, the goal is to create balance. Look for frames that will create width across your brow. A soft curve, with an upward sweep will soften your look and will create the illusion of a wider forehead. Doing this will accentuate your cheeks, without calling attention to your wider forehead.
Remember not to wear frames narrower than the widest point of your face. Keeping the outer points lifting up will balance your face.
The Inverted Triangle face shape is wider through the forehead and angles down to a narrow chin. Select frames with an upper soft curve and the lower part full and downswept to the outer jawline.
Remember to avoid an upward sweep to the lower part of the frame as it will accentuate your forehead.
The Oval face shape is balances and the goal is to maintain that. The frames widest point should sit at the widest part of the face. Having a soft curve will accentuate the oval shape, without distracting.
Remember to avoid round, angular or large, heavy frames, as they will distract from your natural beauty.
The Oblong face shape is narrow and long, with a high forehead. With the correct style frame you can create the illusion of a shorter forehead. To create balance, add more width in the face. Keep the widest part of the frame near the cheekbones.
Remember to avoid having the lower part of the frame line droop as it will accentuate the length of your face.
The Round face shape will look best with a noticeable up-sweep of the lower part of the frame. Choose a style that is slightly wider than the widest area of your face. All the thickness should be in the upper part of the frame, making the browline design perfect.
Remember that round frames will accentuate your face shape and a straight bridge will will make your face appear shorter. Avoid heaviness of any kind in the lower half of the frame.
Square face shape has strong lines and often fullness in the lower part. You don’t want to accentuate the lower part of the face. Work to create width by selecting a style that is wider than the widest point of your jawline. With a frame having an up swept lower part, attention will be drawn to the eyes.
Remember that any extreme in frame shape will accentuate the squareness of your face. Stay away from boxy, angular or round shapes.