Reproduction 1940s sunglasses. These are a great vintage style. The acetate has a cute, but subtle, sparkle design in it. They are actually based off of an original example of WWII issued G.I. sunglasses. They would probably also work for 1950s rockabilly. These are extremely good looking sunglasses that will really set you apart, whether you are at a reenactment, a vintage outing or even just for everyday wear. Wearing these feels like wearing originals - except these have UV protection and are shatter resistant (they meet all the FDA guidelines).
These have a more narrow feel than modern sunglasses, because that was how glasses were generally made at that time. After a couple days of wearing these, they will really grow on you. No, people's heads weren't smaller back then, this is how glasses fit and you can really see it in original photos also. There inside edge of the ear piece has small ridges for added grip like the originals. The glasses are marked U.S. WES CO 43 on the inside of the left arm. WES CO stands for War's End Shop.
Dimensions (approximate): 5" across and 4 3/4" between the arms, arm length to the hook of the earpiece is 4".
These are designer quality sunglasses custom made to our specifications. They are copied from an original pair and made exclusively for War's End Shop. The actual suggested retail was several hundred dollars and they do feel like expensive sunglasses. You can really treat yourself without spending designer sunglasses money.
We also have repro WAC sunglasses available.
Model: Marie-Claude Samson. Model photo credit: Rosewood Photography.