Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VUARNET FRANCE 80s Style



Yesterday I went for a swim in our condo pool and noticed an older gentleman wearing a Vuarnet France hat. I haven't seen that logo or brand since high school. I'm quite sure I have never owned anything Vuarnet, the boys in school wore Vuarnet hats, sunglasses and Vuarnet shirts. I didn't ski and I wasn't into French shiz, so the allure was never there for me.


Vuarnet France shirt found at: http://lolslater.tumblr.com/

Anyone remember this brand?

22 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Cool kids had the sunglasses. I was not a cool kid.

Kicking Rocks said...

i dont remember this brand

Blast from the Past said...

I do remember these. The sunglasses were just called Vuarnet's (pronounced Var-nays) and you were really cool if you had a pair. Even cooler than having owned Foster Grants in the '70s. :)

Barbara said...

My ex-boyfriend had the sunglasses. Do they even sell them anymore?

Suze said...

Vaguely familiar. Do you remember Z. Cavariccis?

titaniumgrrl said...

Know what was cooler then Vuarnet?

HYPERCOLOUR Vuarnet!!!!

alicia said...

haha! i was just going to say that i specifically wanted hypercolour varnet! god, what a magical time.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

Boyfriend and his friends were just talking about vuarnet a few months back. they were on a mission to bring it back.

it was a short lived mission.

Ms. A said...

Vague memories.

bitchypants said...

As best worn with Z. Cavaricci pleated acid-wash jeans, tight-rolled/pegged/whatevs at the ankle. With two pairs of slouch socks of contrasting but totally matching-the-shirt colors.

Fricken SWEET!

bitchypants said...

As best worn with Z. Cavaricci pleated acid-wash jeans, tight-rolled/pegged/whatevs at the ankle. With two pairs of slouch socks of contrasting but totally matching-the-shirt colors.

Fricken SWEET!

bitchypants said...

....and why did it post that twice?

Jiffyinthegreenvest said...

Oh, man my brother always bragged about his Vuarnet sunglasses. Every so often he'll stumble across them (he never got rid of them) and ask if he'd look stupid wearing them today. Our mom had a pair too. Hmm. Looks like I was the only one that missed that trend in our family lol!

Jenny said...

I haven't ever heard of this brand! But, hey, I liked in the rurals of Ohio back then!

HeatherW said...

I vaguely remember these, but mostly just the big V on the backs of shirts or jackets. Definitely not something I ever owned, or had any hope of ever owning. ;)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I don't think that made too much of a splash in CA. But I'm a walking fashion faux pas, so I could be wrong.
xoRobyn

Riot Kitty said...

I had a pair of these, and was so sad when I lost them.

Pat Tillett said...

I agree with Robyn, maybe I just missed it, but I don't think it was very big out here.

Cheeseboy said...

Holy crap! I totally remember those. I wanted one so badly, but they were like $40. Much more than my parents were willing to spend.

Hermione said...

I just stumbled across your blog and Oh. My. GOSH! Vuarnets!!! I've cruised eBay for vintage ones with little success. I was Class of 86 (reunion coming up; shall I dig out my Wayfarers? They hurt my ears). I wanted Vuarnets in the worst way in 1985 but on my $3.35 per hour Burger King salary I couldn't afford them. Darn it!

b-chica said...

The only people I remember wearing stuff with the Vuarnet logo on it were total snobs; the boys who wore it also wore Polo cologne; barf.

Andrew Hortatsos said...

My small company imports Vuarnet sunglasses into the U.S. market from France. We sell them online via our www.shadesaver.com and www.vuarnetstore.com websites. We invite you to visit our websites and check out the sunglasses.

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