After a long and hard fought deliberation, not to mention search on eBay, Etsy and the web in general, I finally have a pair of new vintage goggles that I am happy with!
Followers on twitter and facebook may have already seen these - coming to you live from The Beards smart phone-fandangle - as our home comp is still up a certain creek with no hope of a paddle until after payday. And I could not help but play around with the effects on said phone-fandangle.
Now - I know that they are 1950's glasses, which is a deviation from my usual 40's inspired look - but I am OK with blurred lines. Plus, the regular, round rimmed specs of the era do not suit my face at all. Apparently, my face shape should be able to suit any glasses. This is a lie. So I avoid them.
I nabbed these beauties from Collectable Spectacle on Etsy after a fairly long and weary stroll through the plethora of vintage eye wear on there. I only realised you could search under "Cat's Eye" too late. Do not make my mistake. You will go cross eyed looking through as many pages as I did (over 100).
I took them to SpecSavers and had a quick chat about them. I already had my recent prescription with them and they had the lenses on stock, so we were good to go. I went for the cheap option of £39 for re glazing with no anti glare. I am an idiot and shall be returning to pay the extra for this.
They have taken a bit of getting used to as they are heavier, a little tighter and further away from my eyes than my regular ones - so I am going to wear them on and off to get used to them.
But boy, oh BOY are they purty!!! Me loves 'em!