an iconic mid-century cat eye
We’ve gathered together some archival video and original advertisements for these mid-century cat eye glasses. Plus, where to buy and similar new or deadstock vintage cat eyes.
Manufacturing and Fashion
Behind the scenes with archival mid-century footage (1965). The featured frame is a red cat eye with a strikingly similar appearance to Tang – interesting.
These cuts are from the Max Wiseman factory and include glass lens manufacturing, eyewear hand cut from zyl, lined bifocal assembly, and the consumer end of the optical dispensing process.
Wow. I bet you didn't know all this went into making you're iconic 50's Glasses https://www.facebook.com/Vintage.et.Industrial/ #Vintage #Glasses #Fashion #TheFifties #Technology Posted by Vintage et Industrial on Saturday, November 19, 2016
NOW: The Reincarnation of an Mid-Century Cat Eye
Decades after this frame’s debut, Victory brought it back with a slightly softer form. The current reincarnation comes in a growing number of colors and several limited editions. We know the white horn, shown above on our furry friend Frankie, is currently being phased out.
If you’re looking to go bold, make a pop in pastel pink, blue, or mint.
Pop in Bubble Gum Pink Pastel Glasses
Bold Pastel Blue
Marvelous Muted Pink
Stay Cool in Mint - Green Pastel
White Horn, Midnight Blue, Dark Green, Crystal Pink, and Tortoise
Versatile Black or Red
Pop in Pastel Glasses
this is a go to model for mid-century cat eyes
Send a message to inquire about availability, our current stock, or prescription mail order (single vision only).
STYLE NUMBER: VC 808
FRAME COLORS: Black on Crystal, Black on Tortoise, Pale Rose on Crystal, Tortoise
FRAME COLORS: Black on Tortoise, Blue, Brown, Green, Tortoise, Red, Black Horn, White Horn, *Blueberry Taffy, *Bubblegum Taffy, *Root Beer Taffy, *Wintergreen Taffy
*Indicates new colors for Fall 2015
Sizes measured in mm