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Delve into The History of Horn Rimmed Glasses

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Initially promoted by the well-known comedian Harold Lloyd, horn rimmed glasses never went out of fashion till date. Lloyd gained fame by playing the character of an eccentric  named Lonesome Luke. Later, in order to break from the character and replenish his career, Harold developed a new character who was the opposite of Lukes’ character. This character was made distinct by his nondescript appearance. Lloyd dressed himself up in clothes that were popular among the Amercians in 1910’s. He completed his look by wearing a pair of round, horn rimmed glasses. That’s how the glasses initially gained popularity.


What Are Horn Rimmed Glasses Made of?


A common question that is asked by many people is whether these glasses are made out of horns or not. They were initially made out of either horn or tortoiseshell but during most of the history they were made out of thick plastics that resembled these materials. Manufacturing these glasses from horns and tortoiseshells was hard and required loads of effort. These materials were a lot more costly and were not even durable. This is why their material was promoted to hard durable plastic that resembled in material and finish to the name of this product. During most of the history, these glasses were made out of plastic such as acetate and with the help of special manufacturing techniques they were made to resemble the appearance of tortoiseshell and horns.


Popularity of Horn Rimmed Glasses


These glasses have remained famous during various periods of time throughout the 20th century. They were considered to be extremely fashionable during the time period between 1920s to 1930s and from 1950s to the 1960s. Their fame revitalized during the late 20th and the early 21st century. The fame from the show Mad Men revived the popularity of these glasses and they were once again manufactured but this time they were more traditional with a heavier frame and larger lenses.


Horn rimmed glasses are famous till date and are available in various designs. Wearing them adds a bold look to the face of the wearer due to the unique style and the overall looks of these glasses. Shop your HORN RIMMED GLASSES now and become a part of the famous trend regarding these iconic frames. You can easily order them online and escape the effort of visiting the optician.


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