Blast from the Past

"Retro" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/35 sec, ISO3200
“Retro” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Today I was looking around the home office for some printer ink, and I came across an old box that had a pair of sunglasses in it. I had totally forgotten about this pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers since I haven’t seen them in years! This is the pair that I wore during high school in the mid-’80s.

I had two pairs of wayfarers – classic black, and a limited editions black and pearl pair. I actually took the earpieces from the pearl pair and put them on the black fronts, so this pair is unique (and I don’t know where its counterpart might live anymore).

For 30+ year old glasses, these are in pretty good shape, with only a few scratches on the lenses but the frames are showing some age. I offered them to my 15-year old, but he declined. He said they were too heavy! I said that’s because they are real Ray-Bans. He wasn’t impressed until I told him that they cost $115 when I was his age and now they sell them for $150.

Anyways, maybe someday I will get them adjusted since they are a little crooked. But that’s the way they were back in the ’80s so maybe I will keep them like that. 😎

This post got me wanting to hear some music we listened to back in the ’80s so I might as well share, right? Enjoy!

I hope you had a great day!


– B Barron Fujimoto

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