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Is there a proper name for this style of eyeglasses?

Old 04-18-08, 01:02 PM
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Is there a proper name for this style of eyeglasses?







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.
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They are properly referred to as browline frames.
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And they are way cool. If I could find a pair, I'd buy them.
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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
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.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
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.
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I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
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/eyegl...ramesretro.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
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
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.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I think they are referred to as "Hipster Doofus" frames.
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I thought they were hornrimmed?
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Same here.
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According to grundlepedia: Browline on the left, horn-rimmed on the right.
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Originally Posted by The Bus

According to grundlepedia: Browline on the left, AFOBC (Armed Forces Optometric Birth Control) on the right.
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