Two Tone Glasses For Men & Women

Two Tone Glasses frames date back to the 1850s in their first iteration, and to the 1950s in the version more common today. Simply put, these are eyeglass frames made of two different colors. The first instances were in straight temple glasses around the civil war era. These frames were generally silver in color, but sometimes the bridge was gold colored. This occurred with cable temple glasses as well, they sometimes had silver frames with a gold bridge.

The more modern and popular version of two tone glasses came to fame in the 1950s and 1960s after the use of plastic and acetate for eyeglasses became widespread. With plastic frames the manufacturers had the ability to fade seamlessly from one color to the next, without the need for soldering.

Fade Glasses

Fade glasses in the 1950s generally started off on top as black or brown, and slowly faded into clear on the bottom. This in a sense was mimicking the concept of browline eyeglasses which had preceded these two tone glasses, as the look of black fade or brown fade frames which were clear on the bottom could had similarities to browline glasses with the darker brow piece on top and the lower wire piece on bottom.

Ray Ban Two Tone Sunglasses

Another popular version of 2 tone glasses is Ray Ban’s Wayfarer sunglasses which they started making on two tones in the 1980s. This version took on a bit of a different twist, with the front and temples being one color, and the bottom part of the front another color. Rather then the older concept of fading into a lighter color, these frames were often blue and black, red and black, and various other color combinations.

We offer a large variety of two tone sunglasses for men and women. We also offer a wide variety of gray sunglasses frames. Be it for prescription lenses or sunglasses, two tone frames are perfect for any wardrobe.

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