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Ted Lapidus 1502 Sunglasses

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  • Ted Lapidus 1502 vintage designer sunglasses. Ted Lapidus was a famous French fashion designer from Paris, worn by celebrities including John Lennon and Bridgette Bardot. This oversized square tortoiseshell acetate frame is in fabulous condition. The frame has been fitted with new lenses which feature a brown graduated tint from 85% abs to 15% abs and have full UV400 protection. This stunning frame has a gold trim which runs around the lens rims. A glamorous show stopper for those hot summer days.

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

    Prescription lenses available with this frame.

  • Lens Width:   58mm
    Bridge Width: 16mm
    Side Length:  140mm
    Temple Width:  140mm

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