Not (quite) the British Susie Bright (pinkdormouse) wrote in little_details,
Not (quite) the British Susie Bright

Eyewear Fashions in the Late Eighties

Google, my usual fashion sites and my memory are all failing me. I'm writing a story set in 1988 to 1989, and one of my main characters is an eighteen year old Anglophile American boy. He tends to wear sunglasses most of the time outside, which I'm fine on, but it occurs to me that several of his mannerisms would be better explained by his being slightly short-sighted.

So, I need an idea of the kind of glasses he would wear for reading (he's definitely too vain to wear them all the time), so it's prescription sunglasses or not seeing too well the rest of the time. Descriptions, pictures or pop culture references all appreciated. UK or US fashions equally appropriate, as he could well have exchanged his original pair for new ones between arriving at Heathrow, and turning up in Oxford.

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