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DJLinus
04-18-08, 12:02 PM
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http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/4397/hrgxo5.jpg

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Is there a name for the style of glasses in the above pictures? I've always just referred to them as "D-FENS glasss", from Michael Douglas's character in Falling Down. And while HRG wears them in "Heroes", they aren't always horn-rimmed. It seems that whenever Hollywood wants to make a character old school or nerdy (or both), it throws a pair of these on the actor. And Morrissey? Well, he just wants to be loved and also let you know that he cries.

I don't know much about prescription eyewear, but I figured someone on this board would know what they are called.

AGuyNamedMike
04-18-08, 12:05 PM
They are properly referred to as browline frames.

RunBandoRun
04-18-08, 12:09 PM
And they are way cool. If I could find a pair, I'd buy them.

DJLinus
04-18-08, 12:14 PM
They are properly referred to as browline frames.

Cool, thanks. Luckily, my vision's pretty good so I'm not in the market for new glasses. I was just curious.

DJLinus
04-18-08, 02:25 PM
And they are way cool. If I could find a pair, I'd buy them.

Now that I know what they are called, I did a Google search. This may be of some help:

Direct from the manufacturer: http://www.shuron.com/
Vintage: http://www.eyeglasseswarehouse.com/

Aside from a couple of listings on ebay, that's all that I could find.

Numanoid
04-18-08, 04:19 PM
I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.

DaveNinja
04-18-08, 04:24 PM
I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.

hey now! I've been wearing these after they were cool but before they got cool again.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/eyeglasses/framesretro.htm
is where i got a couple pairs.

the ones i'm wearing now say "modern optical" on one arm and "knight springmod 1564s" on the other

The Bus
04-18-08, 04:28 PM
I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.

Alternatively:
- "Extra sugar please"
- "Do you guys sell import singles?"
- "May I have the salad with my meal please?"

etc.

criptik28
04-18-08, 04:43 PM
I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.

http://www.seinfeld-fan.net/pictures/kramer/kramer032.jpg

Mrs. Danger
04-18-08, 04:58 PM
I thought they were hornrimmed?

shaun3000
04-18-08, 04:59 PM
Same here.

The Bus
04-18-08, 05:05 PM
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Horn-rimmed_and_browline_glasses.JPG/800px-Horn-rimmed_and_browline_glasses.JPG">
According to grundlepedia: Browline on the left, horn-rimmed on the right.

crazyronin
04-18-08, 05:08 PM
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Horn-rimmed_and_browline_glasses.JPG/800px-Horn-rimmed_and_browline_glasses.JPG">
According to grundlepedia: Browline on the left, AFOBC (Armed Forces Optometric Birth Control) on the right.

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