The horn-rimmed eyeglass emerges...Tortoise shell or horn-rimmed eyeglasses became popular in the 1900's first made famous by comedian Harold Lloyd. This eccentric thick dark round eyeglass was a diversion from the classic metal eyeglasses mostly fashioned in this time period the time had come for change. This was the revival needed for eyeglasses they were becoming a fashionable and sought after statement. No longer just a medical device to allow one to see clearly, eyeglasses were clearly becoming fashionable. Yeah!!
The term tortoise shell is now used too readily in almost all eyewear. It is a mainstay in both the eyeglass and sunglass market's. Many different varieties of tortoise are popular some of the names for the different hues of tortoise are as follows;
|Christian Roth Tokyo Tort atticeyewear.com|
|Vintage Swank Tortoise Shell atticeyewear.com|
|Vintage Robert La Roche Demi Amber atticeyewear.com|
Demi Amber is the color tortoise that is a lighter amber blonde color.
Tortoise Shell is still very much in fashion now as they were in the 1900's this organic material created a whole new fashion industry.