I need to have these sunglasses.
July 24, 2010 8:52 AM   Subscribe

Calling all Google-fu masters. What kind of sunglasses is John Lydon wearing in this 80s PiL video and where can I find them or something just like it?
posted by MaryDellamorte to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I see them described as "Max Hedroom-esque". Similar ones here, but not in blue.
posted by prenominal at 10:16 AM on July 24, 2010

That's tough. They're actually blue-framed sunglasses with grey lenses. And considering that video is getting on 30 years old... Nike makes a similar pair, but they're not exactly the same.
posted by crunchland at 10:22 AM on July 24, 2010

(here's a better pic.)
posted by crunchland at 10:25 AM on July 24, 2010

Another option
posted by prenominal at 10:46 AM on July 24, 2010

There are vintage frame places online. Could try Fabulous Franny's, they're NYC based. Or Allyn Scurra. Or Eyeglasses Boy. If you see the something like the ones you're looking for, having the name of the style or brand might help you find the modern equivalents.
posted by Diablevert at 10:48 AM on July 24, 2010

Response by poster: What I like about the sunglasses are the clean, simple lines. Specifically the top line is straight like the ones in this picture (which are the closest in style I could find to the ones in the video). I also like them because they aren't the huge, face engulfing frames that a lot of people wear. I'm so obsessed with finding these sunglasses that I've watched that video about 15 times, ha. Thanks for the responses so far.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 11:17 AM on July 24, 2010

How about this one? Not sure about the "face-engulfing" aspect though...
posted by prenominal at 5:05 PM on July 24, 2010

This probably isn't going to help, but Lydon's glasses to me look like different color versions of what Tone Loc wore in the video for "Funky Cold Medina".
posted by cropshy at 6:07 PM on July 24, 2010

This looks close but a bit different.
posted by jade east at 7:28 PM on July 24, 2010

Response by poster: I think you're right cropshy, they look almost exactly the same with the exception of the color. It's gotta be a specific brand of sunglasses.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:02 AM on July 25, 2010

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