Retro glasses, also can be called vintage glasses, refers to the eyeglasses in the ancient style. Don’t take it for granted that if one wears a pair of retro glasses in the street, he is against the grain with others. Instead, the retro glasses are in fad all over the world. But how can we identify which ones are retro glasses.
First of all, retro glasses can be generally classified into several types: 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 60’s, 70’s and so on, which can reflect the prime time or the most significant event of the very age. For example, UK has a glorious history in the industrial revolution. So retro eyeglasses in 20’s style are designed in flamboyance, but to US, which has a short history, the retro eyeglasses in the postwar style can explain the pride of Americans.
What’s more, the trend of retro glasses fits human’s mentality. Human, known as a fickle animal, enjoys something that has passed away, from which human can seek the traditional tranquility. So the retro eyeglasses can never be called old or ancient glasses in that they can fit for the favorable environment
Finally, let us come to the question raised in the first paragraph: the identification of retro glasses: traditional material in making retro glasses are plastic, metal etc. and other modern material like memory plastic etc. also apply into manufacturing, and the color tends to be somber but exalted, such as brown and grey. As to the size, the designers usually like running to the extreme, that is to say, the retro glasses are either oversized or undersized, which make the wearer prominent among others.
To sum up, retro glasses are currently popular all through the world. It is said that retro glasses wearer will be paid much attention in the street.
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