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Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by heynow, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. heynow

    heynow Senior member

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    Are these still in style? I.E. Persols from Casino Royale
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tortoise shell never went out of style. They are a classic.
     
  3. robin

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    I was thinking about picking up a pair of these this next season, though I'll probably just settle for black.

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  4. heynow

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    hi friend
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  5. John Ellis

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    Tortoiseshell sunglasses are the business. The bigger the sides the better. Old Ari Onassis used to wear superb ones. As you can tell I like them.
     
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    I prefer them slightly rounder, but not Dominic Dunne round.
     
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    Ari Onassis used to wear superb ones.




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  8. RJman

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    Tortoiseshell sunglasses are the business. The bigger the sides the better. Old Ari Onassis used to wear superb ones. As you can tell I like them.

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    Francois Pinton made the original Onassis shades and offers a contemporary version which I love. Really bad for driving, though -- the wide edges of the legs make it impossible to see your blind spot.
     
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    Something must be wrong. It's been nearly two hours since this thread began and the Label King Automatic Post Generatorâ„¢ still has not produced a reply.
     
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    My tortoiseshell book condemns "tortoise-shell" as bits of speckled plastic that fashion magazines use to sell trends.
     
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    My tortoiseshell book condemns "tortoise-shell" as bits of speckled plastic that fashion magazines use to sell trends.

    I see. Sounds to me like the Label King Automatic Post Generator'sâ„¢ settings were calibrated a little too sensitively. Dial back on the "persnickety" setting.
     
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    I see. Sounds to me like the Label King Automatic Post Generator'sâ„¢ settings were calibrated a little too sensitively. Dial back on the "persnickety" setting.

    Don't shoot the messenger. The book was unusually scathing in its attitudes towards fake tortoiseshell.
     
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    Don't shoot the messenger. The book was unusually scathing in its attitudes towards fake tortoiseshell.

    Did it's author try having international harvest and trade on the plastic variety outlawed, or at least strictly limited?
     
  14. GusW

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    I always though these ultra wide sides made him look like he had made a mistake and was wearing sunglasses for a blind person.

    Whether it is the width of lapels, ties, the point of shoes, the sides to glasses, etc....it is always better to stay away from the extreme, IMHO.
     
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    I always though these ultra wide sides made him look like he had made a mistake and was wearing sunglasses for a blind person.

    Whether it is the width of lapels, ties, the point of shoes, the sides to glasses, etc....it is always better to stay away from the extreme, IMHO.


    Ooh, I respectfully disagree. I think they rock, in a sort of OTT 1960s way.
     
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    Ooh, I respectfully disagree. I think they rock, in a sort of OTT 1960s way.

    I love those kinds of outrageously period-looking eyewear.
     
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    Francois Pinton made the original Onassis shades and offers a contemporary version which I love. Really bad for driving, though -- the wide edges of the legs make it impossible to see your blind spot.

    They do look cool don't they. I bought a pair very like this about two months ago although the front was more square. They are made by Oliver Goldsmith. They look great and several people have commented including one little cutie who said what incredibly sexy sunglasses. Well I just thought I'd mention it. The point about the deep sides and driving is a fair one although I find it doesn't completely obscure side vision. Just look twice!
     
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    I always though these ultra wide sides made him look like he had made a mistake and was wearing sunglasses for a blind person.

    Whether it is the width of lapels, ties, the point of shoes, the sides to glasses, etc....it is always better to stay away from the extreme, IMHO.


    I'd hardly call Ari's shades extreme and as for the suggestion that they make him look like a blind person. Well what can I say?
     
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    I should have read this thread this past weekend...

    I was mulling over a sweet pair of Dior Homme and Cole Haan tortoise shell sunglasses at an Off 5th on Saturday. I decided against it seeing as how I already own 5.

    Mayyyybe I need to go back.
     

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