Thursday, November 15, 2012

I Once Wore Boy Watcher Glasses

I once had a fashion accessory that was to die for!  Yes, I'm talking about the famous "Boy Watcher" sunglasses.  A fashion staple that was popular for oh, I don't know, maybe 6 months or so in 1965.

Of course, I was only 9 at the time, but I wanted so badly to dress like a teenager.  I saw the boy watcher sunglasses on a display rack at Nelson's Drug Store.  Nelson's was right across the street from my school.  Every once in awhile, when I had allowance money burning a hole in my pocket, I would peruse the aisles there looking to see if there was anything cool I could buy.  I had recently bought my Date Line clutch purse there, so I felt like the boy watcher sunglasses would go well with the purse.

Mine were basic white that would go with anything.  There was just a little line of sunglass area so that you could check people out but they couldn't see your eyes.  Besides looking at boys with them, I felt like they could be used as a tool for my career as a spy.

Such a crazy fad ... I mean, think about it.  What good were sunglasses like that?  You wouldn't be able to do the one thing that every teenage girl wanted to do - drive a car!

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt  4.) Something you once wore.  If you'd like to read other responses, visit Kathy's blog, Mama's Losin' It.


Ginny Marie said...

Boy Watchers! What a perfect name for them! They look much cuter as a headband than as actual glasses, don't they?

So fun! Visiting from Mama Kat's!

tori.nelson said...

With a name like Boy Watchers, I kind of want to wear them, too! Great post :)

Stopping by from MK's,

Hello! I'm Kate. said...!!! Oh so awesome!

Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

Banker Chick said...

I remember them. I had a pair but couldn't see too well out of them, mainly wore them as a head band. I was a senior in high school in 1965.

CJ said...

I don't remember those at all. But I was in college then and we weren't allowed TVs in our rooms and didn't have time to watch anyway. During the summer of 1965, I was offered a job at the college, so took summer classes. I guess I missed the ads for "boy watchers". Otherwise I might have bought them, too.

I wrote my response to Mama Kat's prompt about something I almost wore in 1963: