Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

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

  1. heynow

    heynow Senior member

    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Are these still in style? I.E. Persols from Casino Royale
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,209
    Likes Received:
    3,410
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Tortoise shell never went out of style. They are a classic.
     


  3. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Likes Received:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    I was thinking about picking up a pair of these this next season, though I'll probably just settle for black.

    [​IMG]
     


  4. heynow

    heynow Senior member

    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    hi friend
    welcome to www.007trader.com
    thanks[​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     


  5. John Ellis

    John Ellis Senior member

    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    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.
     


  6. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    I prefer them slightly rounder, but not Dominic Dunne round.
     


  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

    Messages:
    4,078
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Ari Onassis used to wear superb ones.




    [​IMG]
     


  8. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    Lian Yu
    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.
     


  9. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Galveston
    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.
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    My tortoiseshell book condemns "tortoise-shell" as bits of speckled plastic that fashion magazines use to sell trends.
     


  11. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Galveston
    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.
     


  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    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.
     


  13. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

    Messages:
    12,939
    Likes Received:
    459
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND, USA
    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

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,209
    Likes Received:
    3,410
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    [​IMG]

    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.
     


  15. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    Lian Yu
    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.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by