Rita - Handmade Custom Design


Size Guide

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  • We are excited to reveal Rita, our first Retro Spectacle commission. Based on an original 1950's vintage frame, which we have at Retro HQ we wanted to take a fabulous frame and make it extraordinary. We made the shape bigger and more accommodative, as many vintage frames can be too narrow to wear, we changed the colour to this gorgeous transparent red, which let's the light pass through. The frame has five barrel joints giving greater strength to the frame and traditional hockey end sides instead of a skull grip fit, to allow greater adjustment to the frame. Star rivet detail can be seen to the front and temple sides and the brow line is out of this world. This frame has been handmade in England by a master craftsman, using the highest quality products, and traditional manufacturing techniques. This is a true one off for the super stylish spectacle wearer. We can alter the colour and size of this frame if required with our bespoke frames at no additional cost. 

    All spectacles supplied with a brand new spectacle case and a Retro Spectacle microfibre cleaning cloth.

    Prescription lenses available with this frame.

  • Lens Width: 53mm
    Lens Depth: 37mm
    Bridge Width: 14mm
    Temple Width: 130mm

    Temple Length: 145mm

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