Steampunk goggles and glasses are likely the most recognisable accessory of Steampunk fashion. They are the identifying segment of what makes the Steampunk aesthetic. That’s why choosing the right pair is crucial to your outfit. Whether it be the traditional and bold goggles style, or the everyday pair of sunglasses. Your decision will be based on your purpose. There are many different styles of Steampunk glasses, they come in all shapes and sizes; round frames, rectangular frames, with side shields, without side shields, goggle style, flip ups, or the motorcycle style. There is no lack of choice, that’s for sure. Since glasses are a crucial part of your Steampunk outfit, it’s wise to make the right choice. Heck buy one of each and switch them around.
History of Steampunk glasses
The Steampunk aesthetic is focused on the Victorian era mixed with futuristic, steam-powered technology. The type of technology that the Victorian era may have imagined us to have, if we lived in a post-apocalyptic world that is. Therefore, steampunk glasses have the 19th century as a focus for their look. In the Victorian era cinder goggles became mass produced, hence the inspiration for Steampunk goggles, but with slightly more accessories added to them such as spikes and other cool additions. However, most goggles such as the aviator and motorcycle types were introduced in the early 20th century. Goggles, however, are most fitting for conventions and special occasions, Steampunk glasses are more suited as everyday wear and they look darn cool. Sunglasses were first referenced within the Victorian era and the typical styles were round, oval, rectangular, with side shields, without side shields, and goggle style, some even had four lenses. The frames were typically made of metal which of course is also present in Steampunk glasses today.
Different types of Steampunk glasses
As mentioned, the type of glasses you are looking for all depends on the purpose. If you are using them for a convention, then goggles will look amazing. However, if you need cool everyday sunglasses then goggles may not be the best choice. There are many…