Our latest blog brings you an insight into the big trends for Spring/Summer 2018.
It's a lasting trend that vintage inspired frames are topping the charts and throughout all the styles that are appearing on the catwalks, vintage influence can be seen throughout.
Bigger the better? It certainly seems that way with eyewear at the moment, shapes are continuing to become larger again. Acetate frames are seemingly becoming more delicate, reminiscent of the 1980’s styles that can be found across our collections.
Classic round and oval shapes are gathering momentum, many of which are unisex styles and for the ladies the butterfly frames are making a revival. Geometric shapes are also making a comeback, we have a great selection of metal geometric frames coming soon to the site.
It looks like metal frames gaining popularity again. Temple sides are also becoming lighter, a balance of acetate fronts with metal temples is also on the increase.
Colours are everywhere, with bright bold shades running through soft pastels and translucent crystals. Crystal frames are what we have seen as the most popular colouring this year. Pastels colours can have a youthful effect when paired correctly with skin tone and hair colouring. Tortoiseshell remains a classic, and works well with many vintage styles, it’s also important to remember that tortoiseshell doesn’t have to be brown, and different colours put a modern twist on the classic style.
We hope this style guide has given you some inspiration for your next pair of vintage spectacles. We can help customise your spectacles further with our bespoke lens service, further allowing you to create an individualised and personalised look to suit your style and visual requirements.
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