The 1930's

Round Sunglasses
Colour: Tokyo Tokyo
Free Delivery & No-quibble Returns

By the 1930’s, sunglasses had really come into their own. Style sirens of the silver screen such as Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford had an enormous influence on what women were wearing and these sunglasses play homage to the era and in particular, the iconic 1939 Vogue magazine cover.

Featuring large paddle temples, which were typical of the period, these frames are handmade in Italy from premium cotton acetate and come with 2-base flat lenses.

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  • Handmade in Italy
  • Premium cotton acetate
  • Optical grade lenses
  • UVA/UVB protection


Size & Fit
Frame Size: 42☐28-140

Lens Width: 42mm
Bridge Width: 28mm
Temple Length: 140mm

This style is good for narrower width faces
Delivery & Returns

Shipping is FREE to all destinations using FEDEX International Services.

Please refer to estimated delivery times below:

UK – 1-3 business days
EU – 1-7 business days
US – 3-7 business days
China – 5-15 business days
Australia – 5-15 business days
Rest of the world – 5-15 business days

Please note that delivery times are used as a guide only. Orders may not be shipped to P.O. mailboxes. Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses Ltd does not take responsibility for any delays due to customs clearance or if there are any payment issues.


We include the cost of all duties and taxes in your order, so you won’t need to pay any additional fees if you are located in any of the following countries:

UK, USA, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,  Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

If you are ordering from outside the destinations listed above, the price you pay to Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses Ltd will exclude all relevant duties and taxes. As the recipient of the order, you will need to pay any import duties and taxes directly to the carrier to release your order from customs. We are unable to advise on the exact amount and recommend you contact your local customs office/tax authority before placing an order


While your sunglasses have been designed and manufactured under the highest quality standards in the industry, it is important that they are properly cared for.

If you follow these simple guidelines, your sunglasses should provide you with many years of enjoyment. 

Clean your lenses regularly with a clean cotton cloth using mild soap and water.

Place lenses under warm running water to remove particles of dirt and dust.

Dry gently with a clean cotton cloth.

Do not use dirty or abrasive cloths which could alter the feature of their filters

Never loosen or remove any of the screws.

Avoid extreme conditions of heat and cold, like the dashboard of your car.

Keep your sunglasses in their protective case when they are not being worn.

Never lay the lenses face down on a hard surface.

100% UVA / UVB Protection Guaranteed

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
alessandro guiso

occhiali bellissimi,comodi da indossare,ottimacura del cliente e bellissima "unboxing"...grazie Alessandro


I have always loved Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses. I have received a few pair as gifts in the past and when I saw the 1930's edition I knew I had to have them. They fit comfortably and the packaging was superb, I loved the candies they put in the box. The frames are of the highest quality as are the lenses. I love the paddle temples they are very comfortable. These willl not be my last purchase as I have an obsession with quality designer sunglasses and Oliver Goldsmith.

Alexia Voutiras

The sunglasses I received were absolutely amazing !!! The design, the craftsmanship and super quality lenses!!


Great customer service and love the 1930’s frames, fit and compliments when I’m out and about.

Marta Celada
Velocità e serietà

Ho apprezzato molto il prodotto, il packaging e la velocità nella spedizione. Un ottima azienda.

Megan Thorvilson
First purchase, and Im thrilled.

This was my first purchase with Oliver Goldsmith, and it wont be my last. Purchased the 1930s frame, and its the perfect match of fashion and function with top notch quality. Plus, Oliver Goldsmiths customer service went above and beyond! Excited for my new sunglasses!

Exploring the Iconic Style of 1930s Sunglasses: A Glimpse into Vintage Eyewear

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, the 1930s stand as a pivotal decade that witnessed the emergence of iconic styles and trends. Among these, sunglasses of the 1930s hold a special place, reflecting both the spirit of the times and the advancements in eyewear design. From the silver screen to the streets, these sunglasses embodied sophistication and glamour, leaving an indelible mark on the history of fashion.

Distinctive Design:

Sunglasses in the 1930s were a fusion of elegance and functionality. Frames were typically crafted from high-quality materials such as tortoiseshell, celluloid, and metal. The emphasis on durability and style was evident in the intricate detailing of the frames, which often featured decorative accents, etchings, and intricate patterns. These elements added a touch of luxury to the eyewear, making them more than just functional accessories.

Iconic Shapes:

The 1930s introduced several iconic sunglass shapes that continue to influence eyewear design to this day. One of the most recognizable styles is the cat-eye shape. Characterized by its upswept outer edges, the cat-eye frame exuded feminine charm and allure. This shape was particularly popular among women and added a sense of mystique to the wearer's look. Another prevalent style was the round frame, made famous by intellectuals and artists. Round sunglasses exuded an air of intellectualism and rebellion, capturing the essence of the era's artistic spirit.

Tinted Lenses:

Tinted lenses were a hallmark of 1930s sunglasses. The lenses were often characterized by warm, earthy hues like amber, brown, and green. These tints not only offered protection against the sun's rays but also lent an air of mystery to the wearer. Tinted lenses provided a sense of privacy, allowing the wearer to observe the world while remaining shielded from prying eyes.

Popularity and Endorsements:

The 1930s saw an increase in the popularity of sunglasses, partly due to their endorsement by Hollywood stars. Movie icons like Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo sported sunglasses both on and off-screen, catapulting them into the realm of high fashion. These endorsements played a pivotal role in shaping the perception of sunglasses as a glamorous accessory rather than a mere practical item.

Cultural Significance:

Sunglasses in the 1930s were more than just fashion statements; they carried cultural significance. As the world faced economic hardships and political tensions, sunglasses offered a sense of escapism and elegance. They allowed wearers to channel a sense of sophistication and grace despite the challenges of the time. This cultural context added depth to the allure of 1930s eyewear.

A Lasting Legacy

The sunglasses of the 1930s remain an enduring symbol of elegance and timeless style. Their distinct designs, iconic shapes, and tinted lenses captured the essence of an era marked by both glamour and adversity. As we continue to draw inspiration from the past, these vintage sunglasses serve as a reminder that fashion is not only a reflection of personal style but also a mirror to the history of the times. Whether you're seeking to channel the allure of old Hollywood or simply looking for a touch of vintage charm, the sunglasses of the 1930s offer a glimpse into a bygone era that continues to captivate us today.