James Joyce is wearing a style of eyeglasses introduced in 1880. The style remained popular until the introduction of the nose pad in 1921. The style became less popular and was discontinued after the stock market crash of 1929. Joyce is wearing Windsors covered with an early type of plastic called “zylo”. Zylo was introduced around WWI. Zylo could be black, brown, blond, and tortoise shell.