June 17, 2012
D I Y / Sliced Shades
'Inspired' by the sunglasses of Grey Ant that seem to be disappearing into the surface and after seeing them on Andrew from Pull Teeth, I couldn't contain myself anymore and decided to dig up a pair of old Wayfarers to give them a rigorous treatment with a saw, a file and some matte nail polish. (This DIY was actually a post made for Dutch fashion site NSMBL)
-Start out by laying the glasses on a straight surface. Mark how much you want to slice off the bottom with a marker. Put the shades back on to see if the new shape will suit your face. When you've found the perfect measurements, cut off the bottom bit of the frame with a metal hand-saw.
-Click the glasses out of the frame and file the edges that you just cut until smooth. Now you can give the empty frame a matte topcoat.
-File the glasses straight from the bottom with a large metal file until they are short enough to fit back in the frame. Compare them to eachother while filing to make sure they are symmetric.
-If both of your glasses are the right size you can put them back in the frame with a little glue. That's it! In under an hour you've got a pair of sliced shades.