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Glasses of Argo

The late 2012 hit was lauded for its accurate portrayal of 1970s style, thanks to the brilliant costume design of Jacqueline West. West said to the Hollywood Reporter, “Fact is that most people — even those who actually remember the ‘70s — have completely forgotten how many people wore eye glasses back then. Big, heavy, thick-rimmed eyewear.” Check out the glasses.

Wayfarer RX glasses and a lower-cost alternative

Rayban RX Wayfarer glasses
Ray-ban 5121 Wayfarer

For prescription wearers, the Ray-ban 5121 wayfarer (above) is identical to Ray-ban’s signature wayfarer sunglasses.  At BestBuyEyeglasses, this pair runs about $200 with a single-vision lens. Not a bad price, as these typically sell for $350 or more at a boutique. This classic pair set the bar by which others are measured.

Glasses USA iSee026, an alternative to the Rayban 5121
Glasses USA iSee026, an alternative to the Rayban 5121

For a similar look requiring less cash, check out GlassesUSA’s iSee 026 is a nice looking pair, certainly inspired by the Rayban 5120. The shelf price is $80, including lenses.