Were super excited to have just launched our first instalment of the Cazal Legends collection at Retro Spectacle. As an official stockist we are able to provide our growing customer base with one of the most renowned and iconic eyewear brands of the last half century.
Cazal was created by Cari Zalloni and brought styles and designs that became cult in the 1980’s. They styles were a key part of the hip-hop scene and remain as current and fresh now as they did back then. We have chosen to stock only the Legends Collection as these are original styles that were created in the 1980’s.
Striking and bold, this Cazal Legends collection is not for the faint hearted. Manufactured in Germany, the quality of these frames is demonstrated in the luxurious materials used, such as 24 KT gold and genuine leather.
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.
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 email@example.com