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This is is a really cool authentic 1950's cat eye frame. Originally, this was a prescription frame, however we tinted the temples and made sunglass lenses for it. The tint used on the arms is special and used to dye plastics that will be used on the body. In other words the tint is hypo-allergenic and approved for contact with your personal bits. The frame itself is in very good but not perfect condition, showing some signs of use.

The lenses are prescription quality and block 97.8% of both UVA and UVB. Why 97.8, and how do we really know anyhow? Good question. We own a digital spectrometer that lets us measure UV transmission through a lens. So when we add scratch resistant coatings and UV protection, we can measure the result to make sure the lenses do what they are supposed to.

The color in the lenses is "Calobar", a warm contrast-enhancing greyish brown made mid-century by the American Optical Company. It is not super dark, but it is a very soothing color that sharpens scenes where moisture is present like clouds, fog, bodies of water, jacuzzis, and Turkish bath houses.

Frame Measurements

Lens Diameter: 1.81" across, 46mm across
Bridge (nose): 0.78" wide, 20mm wide
Vertical Height: 1.33" high, 34mm high
Overall Width: 5.23" wide, 133mm wide
Temple Length (arms): 5.62" long, 143mm long

Inventory #1743

Custom Dyed 1950's Cats Eye Sunglass Frame Womens Plastic Bone & Orangesicle Unusual Pin Up


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: plastic, zyl
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people