Pearly tan B&L Ray-Ban sunglasses 1950s cat eyes

1950s Clothing



This pair of 1950s or early 1960s Ray-Ban cat-eye sunglasses are made of heavy, pearly tan or sand colored plastic. The non-prescription lenses are grey-green glass. There area few tiny, cosmetic lines in the plastic on pointy part of the cat-eye frames. Not scratches or cracks, since they feel smooth to the touch, but minor manufacturing flaws in the plastic. There is one teeny-tiny black mark on the plastic, near the right metal stud and also a bit of rust to metal hinges--not seen when worn and not affecting their functionality. This fun and fabulous pair of 1950s cat eye Ray-Ban sunglasses is in very good condition, with no other issues. The inside of each arm is stamped with B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. The sunglasses should fit approximately a modern size S to M head They are definitely too large for my XS-S, 21” head. They will need to fit fairly well: the straight arms will need to grip the sides of the head firmly, because they have no curve to hook over the ears. This is why there is some clear tape visible in my side-view photos, to keep them on the mannequin’s head! Please check the detailed measurements below for more size info.

Frame width: 5.125” from hinge to hinge across front
Lens width: 1.5” Lens height: 1.333”
Temple length: 5.5” from hinge to end of arm
Distance between ends of arms when laid flat: 5.333 to 5.5”
Label: B&L Ray-Ban