50s rock and roller, Buddy Holly, is remembered for his music with The Crickets, but he's also remembered for the large black-rimmed glasses he wore, that hid one-quarter of his facial features. Today, those glasses are a hip fashion statement again, as well as a 50s's costume feature.
1950s clothes are popular again and so, are the accessories that go with them, everything from poodle skirts, leather jackets and horn-rimmed glasses. Buddy Holly's glasses were part of his on-stage identity and just like John Lennon's granny glasses for his on and off-stage 60s costumes, Holly's glasses were all in the rage in the 50s. Today, lovers of all things retro, especially retro fashion are finding these large black-rimmed glasses and wearing them as fashion statements.
Most eye glass outlets and optometrists will have a big selection of eyeglass frames for you to choose from for your prescription. They will sell everything trendy and which is in fashion, if you are looking for those Buddy Holly glasses, they will likely have them for you to try on. If you do not need glasses, but want to wear them as a fashion statement, you could simply buy them with non-prescription glass. Purists may want to find vintage frames that closely resemble Buddy Holly's glasses and have the prescription filled by using your frames.
If you're interested in having your prescription filled by using vintage frames, there are many places to find those originals. Consider antique shops, flea markets and car-boot sales to begin the hunt. People actually collect vintage eye glasses. So, as long as there is a market for them, there will be a venue that sells them. Vintage clothing shops don't just carry vintage clothing. They sell all types of clothes and accessories and some specialise in certain decades or periods. You may even be tempted to purchase 1950s dresses, jackets or trousers while you're shopping for those black-rimmed glasses. A simple search online will result in pages of vintage clothing shops in your region or in your nearest city.
If you're having difficulty finding an optometrist who will make glasses by using your original frames, do a search online for an optometrist who will do it for you. In most cases, you just send the original glasses to them with your prescription or your request for ordinary glass and they will ship it back after payment. Each online company will have their own system, but it's a good place to begin your search. Buddy Holly glasses are a hip and funky fashion statement today. However, even if you are simply looking for a 1950s costume, the glasses can be easily found.