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Orbison Antique Black Sunglasses

$595 AUD
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Polished antique black

Acetate frames from the best maker in the Veneto

Visually sharp glass lenses



Orbison - Counter to popular assumption, Roy Kelton Orbison wasn’t an inward, mysterious or reclusive man at all. He even remarked of himself - “I wasn't trying to be weird ... I didn't have a manager who told me to dress or how to present myself or anything, but the image developed of a man of mystery and a quiet man in black somewhat of a recluse, although I never was, really." Some even believed he was blind. However his strangely operatic and tremulous voice, vulnerable lyrics, perfectly static stage presence fledged with black hair, clothes and glasses certainly amounted to a peculiar mystique.

It could have been a different memory for all of us had Orbison not left his normal glasses on a plane while touring with The Beatles*. He had to wear his prescription Wayfarers that day in concert and found he preferred them. His image was sealed.

Handmade in Veneto, Italy
Acetate frames
Glass lenses

(General Purpose Sunglasses)
-High protection against sun glare
-Good UV protection
-Not suitable for driving in twilight or at night

-Not for direct observation of the sun. (What are you? A child?)
-Not for protection against artificial light sources e.g. solaria. (Spray tan baby…)
-Not for use as eye protection against mechanical impact hazards. (ie you sitting on them).
AS/NZS 1067.1:2016

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