Posts Tagged ‘retro eyeglasses’

Create That Retro Sexy Look With Johnny Depp Eyeglasses

December 13th, 2011

Johnny Depp Eyeglasses, iconic item of the hottest man Johnny Depp, have long been considered a great accessory to boost one’s image. Johnny Depp, the multi-talented actor who is worldly renowned for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Privates of Caribbean series and his numerous collaborations with the eccentric director Tim Burton which resulted in a series of aesthetically arty and commercially successful movies, most notably Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and most recently Alice In Wonderland, is a true global icon. The People Magazine’s two times “sexiest man” alive winner, by the way, he is only the third who’s achieved that honour, the other two being his fellow heartthrobs Brad Pitt and George Clooney, certainly has a style unique to his own. Since the 1980s when Mr. Depp first rose to stardom by his amazing performance in the hit TV series 21 Jump Street, he has remained a retro vintage style that may look outdated on others but he somehow manage to not only pull off but make sexy as hell. From clothes to accessories, everything that’s seen on Mr. Depp is due to create a craze and huge following among million of his movie fans all over the globe and others who just want to look good alike.

Judging from a number of pictures of Johnny in and out of public, we can easily conclude that Captain Jack in real life is a constant eyeglasses wearer.  He seems to adore those eyeglasses that other celebrities can’t get enough away from. He is also bold and audacious enough to try on just about any type of frames that otherwise would appear completely nerdy or unsightly and make them work. Although there is practically no frames Mr. Depp couldn’t pull if off with, there do exist some styles that seem to be his favourites. Among the most notable ones are the classic tortoise frames that always get to appear on that gorgeous face of his. The delicate retro vintage design completes that sophisticated yet still immensely sexy look over and over again whether on the red carpets outside of premiers or when Mr. Depp is on the Late Show promoting his latest blockbuster.

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There is no shame at all in wanting to get hands on a pair of Johnny Depp eyeglasses since everyone wants to look like a star. Unlike the products advocated by other stars though, Johnny Depp eyeglasses come with a profoundly deep-rooted sense of artistic taste. They are the missing piece of a larger picture. To pull them off, it might take more than a set of eyeglasses, but once the missing piece is fitted right and proper, you will surely shine like the mega-star himself with a sexiness that endures days and years.

Three examples of classic eyeglasses

May 22nd, 2010

Eyeglasses and sunglasses can be made by creative designers in various styles. The selection in modern times is very wide. Eyewear users may get used to eyeglass products that come in modern designs. In fact, modern eyewear is considered to focus more on stylish statement by using different color elements. In addition to regular colors, peachy, chocolate, burgundy as well as other unusual colors are widely used to decorate eyewear frames and lenses. These approaches are partly because of the fact that it is hard for modern eyewear designers to develop innovative styles in eyeglass shape or structure. Fortunately, modern customers still have the access to classic eyeglasses that come in classic styles. Once being very popular for years and even decades, they are now sold as retro eyeglasses. This article gives three typical examples.

Popular in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, horn-rimmed glasses are a classic retro style. They are made of horn, tortoise shell or plastic that simulates either of these two materials. The name of these classic eyeglasses refers to their frame material in original. For a long time, they were standard but they now have changed both appearance and meaning. These glasses do not have nose pads, which is different from most of the other eyewear styles. In the 21st century, the definition of horn-rimmed eyeglasses has become more flexible. But they were quite unique in the first several decades of 20th century.

A second example is cat-eye glasses, which reached its summit of popularity in 1950s and 1960s. In general, they refer to eyeglasses with thick frames and arms joining the lenses at the very top corners. This effect is quite similar to the shape of a cat eye, which explains the origin of its name. Designed mainly for women, cat-eye glasses were widely used by celebrities during the two decades in movies. Later in 1970s, 80s and 90s, another type of classic eyeglasses appeared and succeeded cat-eye glasses in the public. They were called bug-eye glasses and were firstly of a square shape, and then evolved into the rounder, larger and more similar bug-eye style in the 80s.

Retro eyeglasses never wear off

April 24th, 2010

When we are talking about retro eyeglasses, we normally are referring to those antique vintage styles, but the frames and lenses are made of newer materials with same classic look as retro glass. Retro eyeglasses may be traced back to the old era when the eyeglasses were just invented. People seldom connect the retro glass with the specific time period as retro eyeglasses go in cycles.

The most classic retro glass is the round frame or Windors. This is the retro eyeglasses once worn by India’s national hero Ghandi and John Lennon. The round frame retro eyeglasses are even worn by today’s people to express own personality and likings.

As retro glass is the new eyewear copying the old styles, most of the optical stores carry lines of retro eyeglasses to diversify the options for customers. An even easier destination is through internet shops to hunt for the favorite retro glass.

For most of the people, buying a pair of retro eyeglasses is the same as buying clothes to richen the wardrobes. Retro glass commonly is not worn on the daily basis, and retro eyeglasses are only worn on special occasions, such as birthday party or Halloween parties.

If fitted with proper lenses, retro glass is the full-function vision device just like other eyeglasses. Some opticians even produce bifocals and sunglasses out of the retro eyeglasses frames. Through the years over the long history, retro eyeglasses never fade out in the optical world