The future is Retro! These styles never date. Check out iconic styles such as our perfectly round 60s-style frames made famous by the likes of Ghandi and John Lennon no less, or our Wayfarer-style glasses, as worn by such luminaries as Audrey Hepburn, Buddy Holly and The Blues Brothers.
Frames of retro eyewear are recently manufactured with a mixture of design elements that draw on the past, but using current modern technology and components. Frames of vintage eyeglasses were actually manufactured in the s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Vintage glasses are regarded as original and authentic.
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Different eyeglass frame materials greatly expand your options for a new look. While shopping for new eyeglasses or sunglassesask your optician for advice about variety in colors, durability, lightness, favorite brands, hypoallergenic materials, uniqueness and price. In fact, finding eyeglasses with the qualities that are most important to you could be as simple as choosing the right frame material because each type has its own unique strengths. If you want the colors of the rainbow, then zyl zylonite, or cellulose acetate is your material.
Do you own a pair of vintage eyeglasses or sunglasses that are difficult or even impossible to replace? If such a pair of treasured vintage glasses has been damaged, fear not! Your vintage frame may be 15 years old or years old.
Our mission is to preserve the revolutionary designs and unparalleled quality of early and late modern eyewear manufactured from the ss. With RetroSpecs our clients will find something unique and precious — registered historic eyewear fabricated and restored by exacting old world standards. Jay Owens came across and restored several pairs of gold-filled s spectacles while studying languages at Lewis and Clark College.