American Optical Saratoga - John F. Kennedy
The American Optical Saratoga sunglasses were worn regularly by President John F. Kennedy.
American Optical was founded in 1883 and is still making eyewear to this day in Illinois, USA. The JFK sunglasses, now named the "Saratoga", have an easy-wearing tortoise acetate frame and lightweight, impact-resistant Calobar green lenses.
Handcrafted in the USA using dependable seven-barrel German hinges and have both an anti-smudge oleophobic coating and an anti-reflective coating on the backside of the lenses to minimize glare.
What size Saratoga did JFK wear?
The glasses are available in the sizes 52 and 54mm, and 52 mm is the size worn by JFK.
What color Saratoga did JFK wear?
The Saratoga sunglasses worn by JFK wore in the 1960s was listed in the AO catalogs of the time as Demi-Amber in color. Today, the Tortoise color was carefully chosen to most accurately replicate the original Demi-Amber color. The brown demi is also very similar, either one would make a JFK aficionado happy. Note that due to the handmade nature of acetate, color variation occurs in demi and tortoise colorways, making no two pairs of glasses exactly alike, all part of its charm.
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Reference: American Optical Saratoga, Tortoise, 52-19-145