Shady Character NYC James Dean Vintage Sunglasses - including Shady Character Catalogue

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Shady Character NYC James Dean 48/24 Vintage Sunglasses

Hand Made in the USA in the 1980s.

Including original Shady Character NYC James Dean eyewear catalogue and FPOS harcase.

Until today, the Shady Character NYC James Dean remains one of the most iconic frames ever produced. This is the ultra rare tortoise and black model with matching bronze clip-on with dark green G15 lenses.

This frame is over 40 years old and has been worn and attended to with utmost care. The frame has been completely refurbished, hence polishing off the inner temple markings. However, when held into the light, you can still see the traces of the SHADY CHARACTER NYC HAND MADE IN U.S.A. imprint. There is some edge wear on the bronze color of the clip-on, but it only adds more character to this timeless piece. It is in very good condition and ready to be worn on a daily basis for another 40 years.

The legendary tortoise and black Shady Character NYC James Dean, manufactured for a very short time in the 1980s, when Tart Optical Enterprise decided to bring back the Arnel frame, one of their most Iconic shapes worn by James Dean in the 1960s. As the license from the James Dean Foundation expired, Tart was pulled into a lawsuit and forced to immediately stop production and distribution of the Shady Character NYC James Dean, making it one of the rarest frames to come by. The incident ultimately lead to the demise of the small New York City manufacture based on 135 West 27th Street, right off West Broadway in Chelsea, Manhattan. Until today, the Shady Character NYC James Dean remains one of the most iconic frames ever produced. As worn by James Dean, Johnny Depp and many others.

Extremely rare tortoise/black version with signature Shady Character double diamond shields.

Lens: Brand new dark green G15 with 100% UV protection.

Size 48*24 (Large)

Front width from temple to temple: 145mm / 5.53 inches

Lens height: 42mm

Temple length: 140mm

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Love!!! Another outstanding pair of sunglasses!! La meilleure! 10/10

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