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Dave Arnott
Jan 13, 2019 4:19 PM
Oakley collectors are truly blessed with People like Dann and this most Awsome website and it's database. I have looked high and low for something anywhere remotely similar for Ray Ban collectors to no avail. -

Hear,Hear!
Thanks to Dann and his tireless (he might say "sleepless") efforts, we here have a unique, and magnificent amount of information at our fingertips...
The "other" brands have ZERO community.
Wavecloud
UKPaddlesports
Jan 13, 2019 6:46 PM
I have a pair Julbo but that’s about it
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 13, 2019 6:46 PM
That would be Awsome for sure! The closest I have myself is a mint pair of B&L glacier glasses and a brand new backup pair of lenses.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 13, 2019 6:49 PM

Wayfarer Cosmos Collection ( couple extras for the display also)
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 13, 2019 6:50 PM
Cool!
flyer
Dave Arnott
Jan 13, 2019 9:57 PM

Wayfarer Cosmos Collection

Beautiful!
Liking the display stand too.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 14, 2019 4:26 AM
Just something to consider. If B&L hadn't started this creative trend back in '36 What would sunglasses had evolved from?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 14, 2019 5:09 AM
I figure the shape would have been round (P3 style eyewear) or octagonal for a bit longer until someone solved the need for greater downward coverage (which the B&L aviator did). Most specs and tinted glasses/sunglasses (amber, black, brown, blue, green) in the 19th Century tended to be round in shape. The 1950s were really the decade when sunglasses started taking on different shapes, intro to cat eyes,more squared lenses, etc.

So my guess is that round sunglasses will be the dominant fashion shape for metal sunglasses in lieu of aviators,

I bought the following book a decade ago, and it has some marvellous pics of eyewear from the 19th C. and beyond:

https://www.amazon.com/Spectacles-Sunglasses-Pepin-Press-Design/dp/9054961104

One cool piece from the 18th C. in the book is this over-the-head specs:

BiGCoB
Francois C
Jan 14, 2019 12:33 PM
I wouldn't call that a collection, but I have a few Parasite Eyewear models :)
I still need to get a nice stereo pair of those.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Jan 14, 2019 3:43 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. They really help keeping the motivation up. With social media and commercially designed discussion boards so prevalent, I'm happy that at least a proper database is something that I can still provide that is useful and unique to this site. Also thanks to all who help contribute to the database. It's overwhelming at times.
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