Would you like to see something impossible?
Apparently, the sunglasses on my SO in the picture to the right (taken about 4 years ago at the Colorado Renaissance Festival) don’t exist, nor is it possible for them to be made. That’s a direct scan of a photograph, not altered or Photoshopped in any way. They existed, but according to the “experts,” they’re impossible.
It seems there’s something about the curvature of sunglass lenses and the layers of color used to make mirror coating in a high-voltage chamber that makes it impossible to do a plain red mirror coating. Thus, you see those glasses that are red but shimmer yellow or blue on the sides, but never a plain red mirror coating.
However, the glasses from the photo, purchased on a trip to Tofino, British Columbia, were red from all angles. They were fabulous. Gorgeous. And my SO loved them. I mean, he loved them. He wore them every day, he kept them polished perfectly. He treated those $16.00 sunglasses like a child.
Until, in Las Vegas, someone stole them out of his car. Apparently there are other folks who love red glasses and knew how rare they were. I didn’t though– I didn’t save the tags, so I don’t even know what brand they were.
I want to get him some new red mirrored sunglasses, and I’ve been to, literally, every sunglass chain in the Denver area, and most of the gas stations. I have gone through 50+ pages on thefind.com, and I’ve begged for help on fashion forums.
I have tried to have them custom made. The labs that do mirror coating say it’s impossible, even when shown the photo.
I have even tried locating the surf shop in Tofino where I bought them and finding someone who worked there four years ago to ask if they remember what brand carried red mirrored lenses.
If anyone knows where I can buy some “impossible” red mirrored sunglasses, or better yet, a mirror lens overlay maker that will put red mirror coating on some custom made lenses, I will be eternally grateful.