Some of the definitions of vintage are a time of origin, a group of objects of the same period and a style or fashion of the past. My personal favourite, however, is that it’s characterised by excellence and enduring appeal.
That is, for me, the true essence of vintage.
Styles come and go. We are constantly bombarded with pressure for the latest thing. If it doesn’t have a particular logo blazoned upon it, then forget it!
We are interviewing Alexandra Barnes, full time spectacle wearer and illustrator from the West Country.
Retro Spectacle are delighted to announce that we have a commercial participator agreement with Guide Dogs www.guidedogs.org.uk
We will donate 3% of our annual gross profit to Guide Dogs which means every pair of vintage and retro glasses and sunglasses we sell contribute towards this fantastic cause.
With July coming to a close, we wanted to let you know that we have supported the Plastic Free July campaign. The campaign encourages people to become more aware of their plastic use, helping to create a cleaner future for generations to come.
Plastic is everywhere and it takes behavioural changes, to adapt and adopt the will to use less plastic in day to day life.
Our latest blog brings you an insight into the latest trends for Spring/Summer 2018.
Its a lasting trend that vintage inspired frames are topping the charts and throughout all the style that are appearing on the catwalks, vintage influence can be seen throughout.
With summer 2017 fast approaching, we wanted to let you in on this seasons latest sunglasses trends, mixing old with the new. Our original vintage sunglasses collection includes brands such as Christian Dior, Anglo American Eyewear, Carrera, Cutler & Gross and many more. Linking in with our vintage sunglasses collection we have the Cazal Legends collection, which is based on the original 1980’s designs
It is important when purchasing your vintage glasses that the size of the frame is taken into consideration. All our frames have the measurements displayed for each frame on a tab called Measurements. The measurements displayed are the Lens Width, Bridge Width, Temple Length, Temple Width & Lens Depth. The measurements provided indicate the size of your glasses and are all recorded in millimetres.
Lens Width is the distance across the lens measured from the bridge. This distance can be dependent on the style of the glasses chosen, for example round glasses will have a smaller lens width. People with high prescriptions are better to keep the lens width as small as possible, as the greater the lens width the thicker the lenses.
Lens Depth is the depth of the lens at the greatest point. A frame needs a minimum Lens Depth of 28mm to accommodate varifocals.
Bridge Width is the distance between the lenses which sits across your nose. The greater the bridge width the wider the bridge across the nose.
Temple Length is the length of the side from the dowel point to the end tip. Its important the side length is long enough to sit over your ear.
Temple Width is the width of the frame across the inside of the front of the frame from temple screw to screw. This indicates the width of the frame, and is a great measurement to compare to your existing spectacles.
If you are unsure as to the size of any of our spectacles or you need advise or help comparing them to your current spectacles get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org