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yelkao
Dan
Feb 26, 2020 6:51 PM
Woh
flyer
Dave Arnott
Feb 26, 2020 8:39 PM
LOTOS

GULP!
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 13, 2020 10:17 PM
An interesting auction for the vintage eyewear collector that recently ended:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bausch-Lomb-Ray-Ban-Deep-Freeze-U-S-Navy-Sunglasses-early1960s-RayBan-/293431244798

The Operation Deep Freeze glasses are probably one of the holy grails for Ray-Ban collectors. The one in the auction is probably the top of the heap for that line, what with having not just the brow bar but also the cheek bar/protection on the back as well (in addition that the double gradient lenses and the protected arms). The fact that it is mint-ish makes it no surprised bidding got up to $5k. I should've bought one when they were $2k.
flyer
Dave Arnott
Apr 14, 2020 12:43 AM
An interesting auction for the vintage eyewear collector that recently ended:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bausch-Lomb-Ray-Ban-Deep-Freeze-U-S-Navy-Sunglasses-early1960s-RayBan-/293431244798

The Operation Deep Freeze glasses are probably one of the holy grails for Ray-Ban collectors. The one in the auction is probably the top of the heap for that line, what with having not just the brow bar but also the cheek bar/protection on the back as well (in addition that the double gradient lenses and the protected arms). The fact that it is mint-ish makes it no surprised bidding got up to $5k. I should've bought one when they were $2k. - Oak

I’m droolin’ on my shoes here...
Duncandl
David Duncan
Apr 14, 2020 1:55 AM
I do! I have a very nice pair of Ray-Ban Signet Johnny Marr’s that someone took the blue lens out of and made them prescription.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Apr 14, 2020 3:57 AM
To date I have about 300 pair of Ray Bans, mostly collector’s items and a hundred or so mixed collector frames and favs.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 14, 2020 6:30 AM
To date I have about 300 pair of Ray Bans, mostly collector’s items and a hundred or so mixed collector frames and favs. - The_Collector


Nice. What’s your crown jewel in the collection?
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Apr 14, 2020 1:20 PM
In my Ray Bans I would say “ The General” 50th anniversary aviators 24k plated diamond hard gold mirror amber matic lenses. But the Olympics specific models certainly rank up there.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 17, 2020 3:58 PM
Very nice! I don't have very many Ray-bans, but my favourite ones from my collection are the Olympias given out to the cast&crew of the Daredevil movie.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 22, 2020 6:10 AM
Anyone follow or know about the sunglasses from The Matrix movies? I've been obsessed with studying and learning about them lately. I didn't actually get into them until the second movie, The Matrix Reloaded, so there's a gap in my knowledge from the first movie. But I do know a few things:

1) Costume Designer Kym Barrett hired Richard Walker (former owner of Blinde Optics/Blinde Design Project/Blinde Design) to craft bespoke glasses for the cast - they didn't want off-the-shelf stuff, and only 2-3 pairs were made as props;
2) Blinde did not release any special models to capitalize on the first movie. Some said they did through SGH, but after talking with a well-versed OR member who was a SGH employee at the time, I am 100% convince there was no special release;
3) The only licensed sunglasses released by Blinde was to coincide with the second movie, and those pairs looked nothing like the ones worn in the movies.

However, what really throws me off is this random pic from the internet:


A 3NDY sunglass with "ThisIsTheMatrix" on the top of the case. I don't know where this comes from, and I'm not quite sure if 3NDY was involved in the movies at all. Certainly not the first one since 3NDY pairs have very unique hingers that differ from the hinges from the first movie. Perhaps they were involved in the second movie, since I see some screen grabs that may have 3NDY hinges. Some obscure sites from back in 2000 say 3NDY originally had the contract to produce the glasses for the first movie, but I don't know how much I can trust that.

Anyway, if anyone knows about the glasses in these movies, please educate me since I'm dying to know.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Apr 23, 2020 12:44 PM
The Ray Ban Olympian edition has several versions that were designed for just what they are named after. They were given to athletes at the games and sold at the games as well. I have several B&L models and colorways and enjoy getting them out as I get many compliments when i do.
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