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Vintage Goggles - For Steampunks and other Eyewear Lovers

Updated on November 7, 2016
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Vintage Goggles for Today's Eyes

If you love the look of vintage goggles -- from Aviator and Motorcycle Goggles to Military Goggles and Welder's Goggles -- Ebay and Etsy both have quite an enormous selection of great pairs and you'll be able to find some cheap ones on Amazon as well. Of course , I also like to hunt around thrift shops for suitable vintage goggles that I can wear on the cheap! So protect your eyes fashionably and pick up a pair of Vintage Driving Goggles.

And be sure to keep a look out for brass goggles, so you'll be the envy of every Steampunk. :)


This week's featured Goggles

Dr Horrible's Goggles

The original goggles that Neil Patrick Harris wears in Dr. Horrible's Sing a Long Blog were made by a company called Fibre-Metal. They are just a particular style of welding goggles.

Unfortunately, that particular style number, VG800-H5, is no longer made by Fibre-Metal, so you'll have to either cobble together your own pair or make do with a pair of welding goggles that are reasonable close.

The goggles listed below are probably the closest styles to the Doctor Horrible goggles that Amazon carries.

For the best selection of vintage goggles in all styles, be sure to visit my Vintage Goggles website. And for another great pair of movie goggles that are hard to find, check out my page about the Chronicles of Riddick goggles.

Some of the Best Vintage Goggles on Ebay

Okay, I know what you are really here for -- gorgeous vintage goggles. When this guy has auctions listed, he always has some of the best goggles available. Positively drool-worthy and I'm sure you will love them.

If there's no listing, he doesn't have any auctions online this week, but be sure to bookmark and check back as he is adding new auctions frequently and so it usually is only a few days here and there when he doesn't have some hot looking goggles available.

Brass Goggle Links - The Must Have Steampunk Accessory

It's too bad we don't see this sort of thing on Ebay very often. I'm a little surprised that so few designers have exploited the obvious market for them. Don't get me wrong -- the vintage goggles are spectacular, especially the art deco styled goggles, but I'd love a pair of these babies, and I really don't feel like making my own.

More Cool Goggles

I'm featuring these brand new goggles because they are great buys for the money. These are a couple of pairs of new goggles that I think look pretty spiffy and they'll definitely be easy on your budget. I think the Industrial Bug Goggles are especially cool and they only cost $11.99.

Welding Goggles & Other Safety Glasses - New Goggles!

Okay, these are not vintage. They're all brand new. But if you are looking to complete your Steampunk attire, some of these might be perfect. You certainly can't beat the prices and most of them could easily be adapted or simply worn as is. So check out the welding goggles, and also some of the cool motorcycle and ski goggles.

Do you have a pair of goggles?

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      manandvanwimbledon 4 years ago

      Actually, it is Originally designed to protect the eyes of welder, motorists and aviator's, goggles of all types are making a comeback as a fashion statement, particularly among the Steampunk and Goth subcultures. Vintage goggles dating from World War I and II are frequently the most sought after lenses, and they aren't just worn covering the eyes. The fashionable look includes goggles slung around the neck or topping off hats, caps and top hats.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes they have leather sides look handmade? Are they worth anything

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i have a pair of goggles/glasses that i unearthd when gardening. trying to figure out exactly what they where used for. welding? just old sunglasses? they shouls b worth something. i would guess late 1800 early 1900

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      levi86 5 years ago

      The Vintage Optical Shop has a large selection of vintage safety goggles

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      SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      I have a pair like Neil Patrick Harris'. . . .but I wear em anyway! lol nice lens!

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      Philipuk1983 6 years ago

      so cool, love the steampunk look

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have come across a pair of "SUN GOGGLES'' yellow lens ..tortiseshell frames..wire arms..leather sides{fragile] in original tin.. thinking Aviation WW1..need help in identifying these + value

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      penni 7 years ago

      i have a very old pair of e.b. meyrowitz goggles. they have a made in france and eb meyrowitz stamp on them. also the word depose stamped on them..

      the case is leather, and says "luxor goggles". these goggles have air vents and look similar to racing goggles or early aviation goggles..

      can anyone help me identify these????


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have a pair of Willson Goggles Style No N86 I also have the origanl case with Trade mark card . Could you tell me what thay were used for and can I get them fitted with Perscription lenses?

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      modelde 8 years ago

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have a pair of Willson safetey goggles with yellow tinted glas and the wire mesh eye surrounds (as apposed to the ones i just saw on ebay with the small holes in them) was just wondering if anyone knows how much there worth.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to pointillo]

      send a message to he has them.

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      hempnecklace 8 years ago

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      RiverOtterWidget 8 years ago

      Very good site for us goggle lovers Huzzah!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Im really liking the goggles in the main pic at the top (the green and brass ones) I was wondering of the specific style so that I could hopefully find some of a similar nature.. thanks!

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      eyeglasscase-guy 9 years ago

      I was searching for eyeglass related lens and I came across yours. Niche niche. I never thought about goggles. The ww1 googles were really interesting.

      Your lens really complements my Squidoo lens for eyeglass cases, eyeglass cases tutorial and the online eyeglass cases boutique I set up. Would love to know what you think?


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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I was serching for new riding goggles and I landed on your site.I'm ready to but three different pairs on ebay.I have to be different and hate what everyone else wears.I guess I have to break the bank.My tastes looks to be 150 to 200 dollars.ouch.But i'm shooting for something I seen on your site.

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      Ms_Appleseed 10 years ago

      No goggles, but after reading your lens I think I should find a pair! Thanks for all the interesting info. If you get a minute drop on by and say Hey at my Small Town Biz lens.

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      wowreviews lm 10 years ago

      You're welcome, Redpony! Glad to Join up :)

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      akrause2112 10 years ago

      Thank you for being a valuable member of the Vintage Clothing Group!