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Events


We’re keen to show off our glasses range covering vintage and retro eyewear. As such we will attend a few events throughout the year. We appreciate the importance of eyewear and sometimes a glasses frame just needs to be tried on. It is with this in mind we attend vintage fairs and fetes to give you the opportunity to browse and try on our wonderful collection of vintage spectacles.

Chester Racecourse Vintage Fashion & Accessories Fair 

Sunday 22nd September 2019

10am till 4pm

The Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY

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We are super excited to be returning once again to the Decorative Fari’s Chester Racecourse Vintage Fashion & Accessories Fair. As the name suggests the fair will be packed with fabulous vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. Our collection of vintage glasses and sunglasses will be on display ready to try on and our resident optician will be on hand to give advice & guidance when choosing frames and prescription lenses. Bring your prescriptions along to order your unique and sustainable vintage eyewear. Frames may differ to those on the website so please get in touch if you wish for us to take something special. 

 

Vintage @ The Monastery 

Sunday 9th February 2020

£2.00 Admission . 11:00am - 3:00pm

Free Parking, Refreshments Available

The Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester, M12 5WF

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We are exhibiting with Decorative Fair at the first Vintage @ The Monastery, Manchester. Vintage fashion, textiles, accessories and jewellery will all be on show, in this spectacular setting. Our collection of vintage eyewear will be on display and Charlotte will be on hand to help answer any of your questions. With free parking and refreshments available this makes for the perfect day out. 

Size Guide and Frame Measurments


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 info@retrospectacle.co.uk