Happy Stork Day: Stork Shades By Oliver Goldsmith

Stork Day is celebrated March 25. This Stork Sunglass was made by Oliver Goldsmith in response to Lady Dianna expecting announcement. Two storks carrying ‘lenses’ surround the outer rims of the sunglasses.

Sunglass Earring Temples For National Jewelry Day

National Jewelry Day is March 13 and lets celebrate by wearing iconic eyewear with earring temples. Eyewear is fun. Costume jewelry is fun.  Why not bridge the gap between the two and create double the fun! The concept of earring temples is not all that new; case in point: this 1960s advertisement for Jantzen eyewear. This […]

Carrerra Eyewear Celebrates 60 Years

PADOVA, 2016 – When Austrian entrepreneur and eyewear maker Wilhelm Anger founded his sport goggles company in 1956, little did he know that, 60 years later, the brand would be one of the most renowned and innovative lifestyle eyewear brand. Wilhelm Anger named its Company after the longest, fastest, most dangerous race in the world: […]

A Century of Vintage Goggles in Ski Fashion

Goggles are certainly necessary to protect the eyes when swimming, skiing, and flying for they keep elements like water, cold, and wind at bay. Though this useful eyewear device has been around for quite some time there was huge resurgence in popularity at the turn of the 20th century – not long after the first aviation! Here are […]

Dog Inspired Eyewear

National Dog Day is August 26th 2015. While we appreciate the dog days of summer, we love even more Kitsch Eyewear that features actual dogs. Two old time vintage companies still in business today,  Anglo American Eyewear (1882) and Oliver Goldsmith (1926) created some of our favorite looks that represent the true spirit of National […]

Kickstarting Monday: Original Trading Co Restoring Vintage Sunwear

Original Trading Company surpassed their Indiegogo goal and received $26,000+ in funding. The Sterling 23 Sunglasses are remakes from 1930-1940’s driving and sports and safety glasses. What happened this guy sees a pair and orders them online. Experiments and updates them. Wears them arounds and get orders for the frames. Just goes to show you […]

Eyewear Now And Then: Shady Shields And Mono Masks

Masks, Goggles and Shields have been around for many years. Much of the look started with Driving Glasses back in the 1920’s. As eyewear became increasingly popular, companies such as American Optical started promoting the Shield as Sport Glass. From Sports to Safety, came the fashion aspect which started to evolve in the 1940’s leading […]