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Lords of Death White Sunglasses
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Bazooka Goof
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a weird circular twist, this very thread has been referenced in a blog!

Click Here

So, to bring things around full circle, I'm linking to his blog. Cool
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Chang Sing #1



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HenrySwanson... I've added you to my AIM incase you get on. I'd like a pair of the sunglasses in white if you can still get them. I'm in D/FW metroplex. Let me know....would GREATLY appreciate it.


Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Any update? Reply with quote

I've searched for hours upon hours for these glasses. I'm at the point where I'm going to mold them out of clay and style them a bit better (little more sleek) and have a cast made. But if I can purchase originals it would be great. These are modeled off Inuit (Eskimo) sun shades and helps kill the bright reflections in an Artic enviornment.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: wing kong lord's of death white sunglasses Reply with quote

hi where can i buy the wing kong white sunglasses from anyone help please?
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Bazooka Goof
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HenrySwanson hasn't posted in um... years, so the only clue he left behind is that a place called "Planet K" sold them.

I searched and found a simple website:
http://www.planetktexas.com/

Not sure if this is the same place, but it's all I can find. If someone wants to call 'em up and inquire, please feel free. If they do sell the glasses, they ought to contact us- they'd probably make a killing!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still get inquiries about those white sunglasses from time to time... haven't been able to get any solid leads on them.

I could sell the Kayne West slit window-blind shades, but that's not the same thing. I want white plastic shades with a SINGLE slit, not many.

I have a feeling I may need to get them custom made from a factory in China somehow... unless any of you guys know of another place that makes them.

-Josh
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PinkGirlfriend



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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they're slowly coming back:

http://www.zimbio.com/Sunglasses+for+Summer/articles/120/Vivienne+Westwood+Slit+Shades

The downside is the possibility that every kid in town will be wearing them Sad
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PinkGirlFriend, thanks for the link! Smile

One thing that strikes me as odd, is why this item is so hard to find or replicate. I could rattle off a few sites that create/stock rare accessories from movies, both mainstream and cult.

However, this simple pair of sunglasses is rarer than hen's teeth. WTF? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knooow. Insanely frustrating.. Shocked
They should get a clue from this thread though;they are in demand, dammit! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if manufacturers are afraid to produce these shades because of a stereotype feel? It never occurred to me until I looked at those fashion models wearing them, but I guess this does refer to the traditional narrow Asian eye.

Or maybe I am just completely clueless and the last one to realize this.

Either way, lets hope they start selling/making them soon.
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PinkGirlfriend



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Achtung, babies! I thought you'd enjoy this.. Check out the dancers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wnAaIVvcs
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well PinkGF, I wasn't sure I would forgive you for making me listen to that, but it was worth it to see the shades. If they are being made for videos, they have to be out there somewhere. Good eye........sorry
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Bazooka Goof
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the first 5 seconds of the video, I thought I was watching "Tron". Wink

I wonder if those shades are some European import- easy to find if you have the connections. If this community was larger, there might be a better chance of finding these things, I'll wager.

Funny enough, I didn't mind the song- and normally I ignore anything after the early 1990's. Maybe I'm just getting soft as middle age approaches. Rolling Eyes Laughing
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compn



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well keep your eyes out there...

https://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/modernmaterialist/archive/2009/03/20/sunglasses-reach-new-level-of-ridiculous.aspx

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any store in particular at the Grove?
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