The Hunt For Vintage Glasses


I pretty much dislike every pair of eyeglasses i’ve had. Each time I get a new pair i’ll think…this is it, these are the ones! But really i’m just settling on whatever Costco or Zenni Optical has as a selection. During my last glasses adventure, I was excited to find a pair by Betsey Johnson. Even though I adore her I don’t adore the glasses as much as I should and despite my prescription I don’t end up wearing them much.

Every time I see a vintage pair of specs on the internet though, I fall in love. I imagine myself with a retro pair that will complete my ‘look’ and I know i’ll want to wear them all the time.

We all know how hard it is to find something you’re particularly hunting for, though. Every once in a while i’ll check out Etsy, and I happened to find these babies I was specifically looking for. Pretty neat, huh? Shuron Nulady glasses.

So I took a gamble and got them, and crossed my fingers multiple times hoping they’d look good on me. As you can see, not so much! They do need some bending/adjusting so they look a little overly wonky. Back on the hunt!

I’ll keep searching, and now I have an idea of what my face can’t rock. No cat eyes or Wayfarers. Next time i’m going to look in person so I can try them on. I will find the perfect pair of retro specs and feel fashionably awesome. One day!

Do you wear glasses? Do you love them?

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  • nikkiana says:

    If you haven’t already, you might want to try Fabulous Fanny’s on E 9th between 1st and 2nd. They do all vintage and vintage inspired frames, and I’ve gotten my last few pairs there.

    • Amie says:

      YES that was totally where I was planning on going! I stopped in one day very quickly and everyone seemed super helpful, I have to go back when I have more time.

  • Tess says:

    I wear glasses to drive and I never can find ones I like either. If I could stand contacts, I’d get them lol.

  • Hanna [excelsior lady] says:

    Ah man, I need new glasses badly, but I can never find frames that I love! I LOVE the pair that you just posted but they’d probably look silly on my face too. Damn my big Polish head!!

  • Melyssa says:

    I love cat’s-eyes and drop-temples, which make up about 30 of my 48 pairs of glasses, all in my prescription. Your frame is very pretty! I could not buy any glasses from Etsy as they are so small, especially the width.

  • lisa says:

    I’ve had bad eyesight my whole life, and some of these tips are very surprising to me! For instance, I didn’t know that exercise could help with eyesight. Also, I didn’t know that computer screens produce radiation that could damage my eyes. I may have to find some sort of safety glasses to help shield my eyes while I’m working on my computer, since I use it so much and I don’t want to damage my eyes more. Thanks!blue light filter

  • lisa says:

    Hi, Not sure how you ran with those things on your head, but it looks like you had fun! I have never run in costume because I turn tomato red and soggy after the second mile.allon4

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    your little girls will be so happy when they are older and they see these pictures of how beautiful their room was!pokies online new zealand

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