The best steampunk goggles you have ever seen (through)


Yes, this is yet another "Awesome Steampunk Fashion Accessory" post, but this one is extra-splendiferous. Mike Brown's brass goggles have the leather bolted with tiny precision-engineered rivets to the eyeglasses. The leather itself uses a special tanning process specifically devised for headwear, and the leaf-aperture mechanism is designed to last 500 years.

They are not for sale.

Project page [Smugmug via Wired:Gadget Lab]

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  1. leaf aperture mechanism = iris, dammit.

    OK, someone make a MAKE or Instructable on fashioning these from some junk camera lenses and and an old belt.

  2. They are even better than you say. They are not brass, but made from a billet of light weight titanium “coated with a high tech super ceramic material known as Titanium Nitride. This is what gives them the gold color similar to brass.”

  3. Titanium Nitride with flat milled Photochromatic lenses??!!
    “They pretty much broke the bank.”
    No shit. Those would cost me ~$8K to make I think. I wouldn’t sell them for less than twice that.

  4. We need someone to drive down the costs of making these. Now. TRY: MAGNETS, EXTREMELY HIGH VOLTAGE, SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, AND STEM CELLS. If it works for mad “scientists” in fiction, it might work for you!

  5. Yay! Steampunkiest item evah! I wish I had tons of money and time to make stuff this cool. I have to settle for hot-gluing film canisters to plastic skulls.

  6. haha they are nothing.. check out atomefabriks new steampunk goggle range.. iris is my fave, oh and they ARE for sale ^__^

  7. Seriously want to buy some goggles like these. Been looking all over the place for some kickass goggles for years on end. I’d kill for some of these.

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