Men’s 1930s Glasses, Sunglasses
Men’s 1930s eyeglasses and sunglasses remained unchanged from the 1920s. Most frames were round with a center bridge in the early years and an upper bridge in the later years. Frames could be tortoiseshell, black plastic, or thin metal. The hexagon (6 sides) and octagon (8 sides) shaped lenses became trendy in the later years.
Also around 1937, the aviator sport sunglasses were the newest craze for summer sportswear.
More history coming soon.
Here’s a gallery of vintage images:
- 1920s Men’s Glasses and Sunglasses History
- 1930s Men’s Fashion Guide
- 1940s Men’s Glasses and Sunglasses
Shop 1930s Style Men’s Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
Debbie Sessions has been teaching fashion history and helping people dress for vintage themed events since 2009. She has turned a hobby into VintageDancer.com with hundreds of well researched articles and hand picked links to vintage inspired clothing online. She aims to make dressing accurately (or not) an affordable option for all. Oh, and she dances too.