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Tortoise Shell Glasses: A Trendy Choice for Men and Women

Tortoise Shell Glasses: A Trendy Choice for Men and Women

The tortoise shell design has made a comeback to become one of the trendiest choices in modern eyewear. At Vint & York, we stock an extensive collection of stylish tortoise shell eyewear you can wear to any event, formal or casual. You can find them in classic styles and shapes, with premium quality framing, and even prescription lenses. Tortoise shell glasses have been around for decades and they are still a popular style choice today.

A Short History of Tortoise Shell Eyewear

The original tortoise shell eyewear dates back to the mid-1800s. Early glasses featured round framing made of real Hawksbill turtle shells. The trade of genuine tortoise shells was banned in the 1970s. Heavy hunting during the 19th and 20th centuries saw a decline in the species’ population, and designers shifted to bakelite synthetic resin. 

In the 50s, designers began using frames made of acetate, which has remained the standard choice for frame materials today. Although the glasses no longer feature real tortoise shells, they offer a legitimate representation. Leading designers emulate the exact patterns and colors of real tortoise shells.

Why Are Tortoise Shell Glasses Trendy?

Tortoise shell is one of the top color choices for eyeglasses that suit both men and women. The variegated patterns offer unique pieces, so no two pairs are identical. Tortoise shell frames come in warm colors and patterns that match many different clothing styles, face shapes, and skin tones. This design offers the perfect combination of vintage and timeless classic sophistication.

The only potential challenge in finding the right tortoise shell eyewear is finding premium quality glasses that are built to last. This is where Vint & York comes in. We carry top-quality tortoise shell glasses for everyone.

In our collection, you can find round, square, rectangle, cat-eye, aviator, and oversized tortoise shell glasses. Our collection also features different frame designs, so you can personalize your look. You can find the colors, shades, finishes, and other distinctions that will take your glasses to the next level.

Which Celebs Are Rocking Tortoise Shell Eyewear?

Tortoise shell is becoming the "go-to" fashion eyewear for models and celebrities. Famous names like Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, and Olivia Palermo have sported tortoise shell eyewear. On social media, celebrities like Ryan Reynolds can be seen wearing round tortoise shell fashion glasses. Other high-profile celebrities wearing popular tortoise shell frames include Gwen Stefani, Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, and Oprah Winfrey.

Finding Premium Tortoise Shell Eyewear

Vint & York is your one-stop-shop for tortoise shell eyewear. We stock premium quality glasses for men, women, and children of all ages. Our collection covers many different styles and colors, so you can find the perfect match for your face shape, skin tone, and any other preferences. We also feature glasses made of top-quality acetate, so no animals are harmed in the manufacturing process.

Purchase your tortoise shell glasses from a reputable store like Vint & York. We’ve been selling quality eyewear since 2012 and meld the essence of nostalgia with contemporary and classic designs. If you seek eyewear for the modern nostalgic, we have the right collection of eyewear for you.

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