John Lennon glasses

John Lennon glasses

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60’s, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.” John Lennon

Teashades

John Lennon glasses are originally called “round glasses.” The other popular name of John Lennon glasses “teashade” glasses. These glasses are usually a small round glass with a thin wire frame, with mirror tinting or dark tinted prescription sunglasses.

 

John Lennon with his round glasses collection

 

In the 1960’s, these glasses were made famous by John Lennon, the Rockstar of “Beatles” made a fashion statement by his unique small round glasses. After a number of decades, these glasses are still in fashion since day one.It was an era of mid 60’s when a unique and creative style of glasses hit the market and became immortal.
Once in 1980, the leader of the Fab Four, encouraged people to make love, not war, was killed, round glasses have become a symbol of peace and the hippie movement. Scandalous musician Ozzy Osbourne,

Ozzy Osbourne with round glasses

who was also partial to round points, counted among the “children of flowers”, of course, will not work, but it should be noted that thanks to his round glasses became more and treasure underground, whose members are called points a la Osborne “Aussie”.

 

Original glasses of John Lennon which were in auction
Harry Potter

However, those who had childhood in 1990s, “Lennon’s” is not associated with the musicians mentioned above, but rather with the young wizard Harry Potter.

This character belongs to the considerable merit in that round glasses probably great popularity among teenagers, four-eyes, which finally ceased to feel like outsiders.

 

While round glasses were popular in the 60’s and 70’s, unlike wayfarers introduced at the same time, they’re no longer currently popular, and very few designers make small circular sunglasses these days. The lack of popularity can most likely be attributed to their lack of functionality and the overt association with a counterculture that they developed over the years.

7 thoughts on “John Lennon glasses

  1. Learning the history of accessories and fashion is super interesting to me. I really like how you compare these iconic glasses between generations. It’s interesting to see how people associate these frames to John Lennon and the resurgence of these frames with the Harry Potter craze. Great topic 🙂

  2. My most favorite song is ‘Imagine’ from John Lennon. As far as I understand from your post, he not only created a worldwide fame as a member of the most famous music band in the world but also created a fashion in the 1960s. Thanks for sharing it! In addition, it is good to know the types of glasses and how they became famous.

  3. As a person who has worn glasses since grade one I have tried many different styles. The Lennon style is one that I’ve always wanted to try but could never pull off. Reading the history behind this iconic style was very interesting to say the least! Great job!

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