Beautiful 953/s tortoise shell sunglasses by Ralph by Ralph Lauren, with oval lenses. RALPH appears on each temple (arm) and at the top corner of the left lens. There are signs of age – much of the lettering has worn off, and there is some tarnish on the hardware – but the lenses are in very good shape and the frames are strong and tight. These glasses look and work great. The original hard shell case is included.
Condition: Very good.*
Retail Price: New Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses range from $80.00-$135.00 at Belk.
CDF Price: $32.00
Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz, on Oct. 14, 1939, in the Bronx, New York. His parents had immigrated from Belarus. His father was a house painter. In school, he sold ties to other students. He changed his last name to Lauren when he was 16. He dropped out of college. He started a small necktie business in the ’60s. By 1970, he had lines of men’s and women’s wear. He won the COTY Award for his men’s wear collection in 1970. In 1972, he launched the now-iconic Polo shirt. He made the clothes for the movie The Great Gatsby and for Diane Keaten’s character in Annie Hall (also iconic). In 1997, the Ralph Lauren Corp. went public, and, as of 2010, was making over $5 billion a year. www.ralphlauren.com
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