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Authentic PERSOL 009 Designer Eyewear 1980s Designer 57-16 Wrap Eyeglasses P20 $98.00

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Maxim [11/07/18, via Maxim]
These Limited-Edition Persol Sunglasses Were Made Famous By Steve McQueen Exclusively available on Persol's Instagram until November 9, when they'll be sold on, the $350 shades embody a century of Italian craftsmanship from the storied eyewear brand. There's even an arty new video that shows how the new 714s were  [...]

Fairfield Current [11/14/18, via Fairfield Current]
Financial Contrast: SPY (XSPY) and Cooper Companies (COO) SPY (OTCMKTS:XSPY) and Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends,  [...]

Financial Times [06/13/18, via Financial Times]
Five-figure frames: meet the makers of the world's most exclusive glasses “During the 1980s and 1990s, when designer glasses became fashionable, and no one wanted bespoke glasses without visible branding, business went down.” Since the turn of the century demand has risen and these days, like such sought-after materials  [...]

Cycling Weekly [10/16/18, via Cycling Weekly]
Peter Sagan and 100% launch new retro Glendale sunglasses As is the case with most 100% glasses, the new Glendales were designed in cooperation with Peter Sagan who apparently wanted to share his love of 1980's American design and muscle cars with 100%. According to Sagan, the design process was a nice  [...]

Eyewear 1980

Christian Roth is a designer of luxury eyewear.
Roth was born on January 6, 1959 in Hanover, Germany to Dr. Fritz-Jürgen and Sabine Roth and recalls receiving a pair of Ray-Bans from his father at age 15 as a defining moment in discovering his passion for eyewear.
In 1980, Roth started his career in New York as an assistant to the late fashion photographer Rico Puhlmann. In 1978, he met French-born Eric Domege, who was studying marketing at the Academie Commerciale Internationale (A.C.I.) at the time, in Paris. The pair met again in New York in 1983, and in 1984 they founded Optical Affairs.
Under the name Christian Roth, Roth and Domege continued to design high-fashion eyewear that graced the covers of Fashion publications, ranging from Women's Wear Daily to Vogue. In...

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Take a look back at these vintage eyewear ads from the 1980’s! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT… 

Eyeglass Retrospective Eyeglass Retrospective
Published by Schiffer Pub Limited 2016
192 pages
The 1980s The 1980s
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group 2016
ISBN 031333000X,9780313330001
212 pages
Fashion Fads Through American History: Fitting Clothes into Context Fashion Fads Through American History: Fitting Clothes into Context
Published by ABC-CLIO 2015
ISBN 9781610699020,1610699025
325 pages
Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

CRC or Wiggle – just apply Rule #58

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And what of those same stock lines, how much could we save between the two retailers if we kitted ourselves out for the coming season. Helmet – Kask Infinity Aero Road Helmet ( Wiggle £149. 60 CRC £149. 99 0. 3%). Eyewear – Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm sunglasses ( Wiggle £135 CRC £159. 99 15. 7%). Base layer – Castelli Seamless Sleeveless base layer (Wiggle £35 CRC £35 0%). Short...

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From 1954 to 1986 the following were Bill Reiter's favourite Winter-time recordings, as opposed to 'Christmas records' (although most are). The majority of them were taped from vinyl onto taped cassettes and then dubbed and distributed to friends, fellow music lovers and colleagues between 1976 and 1982. Eventually "Havin' A Soulful Xmas" became a set of nine - 90 minute mix tapes. And while Blues artists Little Milton, Lowell Fulson, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Johnny “Guitar” Watson or Albert King weren’t expected to get air-play on a popular music station, CKLG-AM’s Top 173 also featured no records by Otis Redding, Ray Charles,...

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[03/12/16, via South China Morning Post]
Shanghai Tang goes ape in Year of the Monkey; Alessandro Michele continues to rock at Gucci Calvin Klein eyewear is available at The Hong Kong Optic ... such as the cotton shirt (above left; HK$1,980) and navy polo (above right; HK$880). Shanghai Tang is in Pacific Place, Admiralty. Star power The name Milan Vukmirovic should prick up the ... [...]

[03/07/16, via]
Jean-François Rey celebrates the offbeat 1980s To celebrate 30 years of eyewear design, Jean-François Rey has launched the 1985 collection – a limited edition line of ophthalmic and sunglass styles. The range has used the offbeat style of the 1980s as a reference point, which the company said shaped ... [...]

[02/29/16, via Chicago Tribune]
A look at key events in Donald Trump's business career 1980: Breaks ground on Trump Tower ... Trump Signature Collection" so fans can wear Trump-branded suits, shirts, ties, cufflinks, eyewear, leather goods and belts. —2008: Opens first property in Chicago, the 92-story Trump International Hotel & Tower. [...]

[02/15/16, via Fox 5 KVVU-TV]
Fello Eyewear Crafted in California, With a Vision to Help the World February 15, 2016 – Fello Eyewear is currently preparing to launch a Kickstarter ... began her musical career after being discovered by pop icon Prince at the American Music Awards in 1980. The two spent a brief, yet memorable, time collaborating ... [...]

[07/28/15, via 3dprint]
BEWARE: These 3D Printed Super Mario Bros. Warp Pipes Have Real Carnivorous Plants Living Inside! I consider myself part of the “Super Mario Bros. Generation” — a generation characterized by cassette & VHS tapes, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and most importantly the birth of Nintendo mania. I recall my father bringing home a Nintendo... [...]

How specialty glasses allow some colorblind people to 'perceive color better'

When 17-year-old Cole Williams was surprised by co-workers with the Christmas gift of Enchroma colorblindness glasses, he was just excited to be able to match his clothes for high school. Williams is one of many who has benefited from a growth of options for people who are colorblind to see a new world of color. The internet is filled with videos, like Cole's, which went viral in December. But how do the lenses work? Every case of colorblindness varies, meaning the eyewear's effectiveness...

A Glasses Menagerie

AdvertisementClairmont Nichols Opticians had just opened its doors on a recent Monday and already the green-carpeted, airy flagship store in Midtown East was full of customers. Some were in to pick up their glasses, assembled in the back laboratory, while others needed to get their frames adjusted. As the phone continually rang (and was answered, until it rang again), four opticians tended to customers at cherry wood desks. Beulah Clarke, a 30-year employee, used a soft cloth to clean the...

Chinese dealers who made Hong Kong an antiques trade hub recall the glory days

You can almost feel the warmth of the mellow autumnal sun bathing the five dozen men and boys as they pose for the camera outside 29 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong.Two bearded elders in mandarin jackets are looking sombre, as befits the occasion, but the rest of the northern Chinese antiques traders appear relaxed, jolly even.In their well-tailored suits, white shirts and ties, they might be enjoying a brief respite from work. Some have their sleeves rolled up, perhaps after the exertion of...