Deadstock Girard 3700 Sunglasses — Red Frames
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What's that you say? You've booked a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel? Then you'd better show up looking sharp. And what better way to do than with a pair of new old stock Girard 3700 sunglasses subtly obscuring your intentions with their tinted aviator lenses...
Good guy? Bad guy? Undercover Soviet agent from a sequel that doesn't exist yet? No one will be quite sure what your game is when you're wearing these new old stock sunglasses.
In David O. Russell's occasionally true masterpiece, American Hustle, semi-fictionalized FBI agent Richie DiMaso wore a pair of Girard 3700s with gold frames. These are the same model, albeit with red frames instead of gold.
Made in France circa 1980, they were consigned to obscurity in some optician's storeroom for the next few decades, in part, we're guessing, because of the Wayfarers boom that movies like The Blues Brothers and Risky Business sparked in that era. Decades later, some guy discovered a cache of the golds and a cache of the reds, and he traded them to some other guy. Last year, that guy contacted us. Initially, we bought only the golds and started selling them in the shop. They're all gone now, so we decided it was time to the buy the reds and sell them.
So here we are. Like their golden brethren, these glasses are in mint condition. They come in their original packaging. When you put them on, you will instantly feel bolder, nobler, and a little reckless. Also your New Jersey Italian accent may bear faint traces of Moscow.
Take heed! The lines between good and evil, truth and deception, and honor and ignominy are always shifting and often hard to spot, even when top-quality 70s-era sunglasses optics are reducing the sun's glare.
So we can't predict what fate awaits you when you don a pair of red Girard 3700s. Maybe you'll come out looking like a million bucks. Or maybe you'll feel like you took a soul-scorching trip through a science oven. All we can tell you, with absolute conviction, is that you'll go in looking great. You have to trust us on this one.
- Designer: Girard France
- Model 3700 in Gold/Red/Brown
- Size: 54mm-17mm-140mm
- Vertical: 50mm
- Color: gold, red, and brown
- Material: monel metal
- Country of origin: France