Teashades aka "John Lennon glasses"

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  1. Ryan Riverz

    Ryan Riverz New Member

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    I've always been intrigued by teashades, probably because a lot of my favorite musicians wore them. Mostly bands and musicians from the 60s like John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey etc. but I have noticed some more recent appearances with them, first some of the originals:

    John Lennon
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    Tom Petty
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    Ozzy Osbourne
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    Now some newer instances of them, Mary Kate Olsen and Lady Gaga have even started wearing variations:

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    Travel Channel show host Anthony Bourdain
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    Mary Kate Olsen
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  2. retailqueen

    retailqueen Active Member

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    No. God no.
     
  3. MulletProof

    MulletProof Well-Known Member

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    Bourdain!. :lol::heart:

    Definitely been noticing them, too.. I think they were featured in a few collections recently.. Topshop and some more but can't really remember. They seem fun for now..

    Thanks for starting this, Ryan!.
     
  4. Les_Sucettes

    Les_Sucettes Well-Known Member

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    HATE THEM. Every Oasis fan, or Liam wannabe STILL wears them and, they are not a pretty bunch of people. NO NO NO.
     
  5. Ryan Riverz

    Ryan Riverz New Member

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    Haha...they are difficult to find here in NC so I haven't seen many people with them out and about, actually none for that matter. If the Liam wannabes like them I'm sure there are a ton of them in London and Manchester... ^_^
     
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    i think this is going to be the next big things compared to raybans...
     
  7. CrazyC

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    ^_^I think they are cool, I like the ones that are rose colored.
    so you can see the world through rose colored glasses.
     
  8. Ryan Riverz

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    I don't watch anime...but I've read (on wikipedia) that there are some anime characters that are depicted with purple colored teashades :o
     
  9. wheneveriwakeup

    wheneveriwakeup a hymn to darkness

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    I don't care for the one's that are obviously vintage or 'vintage-inspired'. They only really work on ppl. who have a natural affinity for them. It goes beyond the clothes the person may be wearing, imo, like all the guys pictured above. It just 'works'.

    Mary-kate's are nice. Who makes them? She has finally managed to find a pair that work with her face/style.
     
  10. Ryan Riverz

    Ryan Riverz New Member

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    I know what you mean about it just "working" on certain people, a lot of it probably has to do with facial structure. I'm not sure who makes Mary-Kate's :huh:
     
  11. tangerine

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    They only look good on John Lennon, IMO.

    Ozzy, step away from the makeup kit. You are supposed to look like hell, but not that kind of hell.
     
  12. Ryan Riverz

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    In that photo he sort of has a corpse-ish look, white n' pasty :lol:
     
  13. couture.gab

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    I saw Jamie Campbell Bower wearing a pair of these... I love them I need to get myself a pair
     
  14. sergeantkero

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    i like it, anyway it's a good thing to have any kind of sunglasses haha :D well i love to buy sunglasses though, i dont know why. i just bought this "john lennon" sunglasses though haha only like for $2. haha
     
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    the ones on Lady Gaga are so big that they really lose the effect. this is not the most widely flattering shape for sunglasses although those who pull them off look amazing. they're very different from anything else out there.
     
  16. Ryan Riverz

    Ryan Riverz New Member

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    True ^

    They are pretty hard to find here unfortunately, and I could order them but I would prefer to be able to try them on first.

    Depending on where you look they are fairly inexpensive though ^_^
     
  17. PonyShow

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    they're....OK
     
  18. papa_levante

    papa_levante oh! darling

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    If you have long hair that you part down the middle, you'll either get John Lennon or Ozzy from people. -_- That's the only down side to them.
     
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    currently having that problem. i got a pair for $4 at a thrift shop... people say i look like a murderer.
     
  20. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    :lol:...
    well- at least you didn't spend $400 to look like a murderer...

    ^_^

    i have never heard them called tea shades before...
    where does that come from???
    :unsure:
     

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