The iconic model worn by only intellectuals and artists in the 70s holds a cult status today: The nickel glasses are enjoying ever greater popularity. The circular model was John Lennon's trademark, it is mostly made of metal and comes in all sizes from XS to XL.
Panto glasses have undergone several revivals, but their origin dates back to the 1920s in academic circles. In the past they were only available as plastic frames, but now it is also possible to find their bridge or temples made out of metal materials.
Sensual, eccentric, feminine: Cateye glasses lost their secretary image in the 1950s at the latest. Although the model continues to serve as a frame for ladies, nowadays more men, especially in fashion metropolises, are discovering the chic design for themselves.
A typical feature of this design is the upper edge frame. Fans of Rockabilly were among the first to draw attention to browline glasses, which has been one of the most popular frame styles since the 1950s.
The Wayfarer was first made famous as sunglasses, thanks to the Blues Brothers, before it became popular as prescription glasses. The wide, trapezoidal iconic frame is mostly made of black synthetic materials and it is the epitome of casual coolness.
Horn rimmed glasses made their breakthrough in the 90s at the latest. While the distinctive frames were made of real horn in the beginning, the rectangular or square frames are now mostly made of synthetic materials with Havana and Tortoise patterns.
The version known as Aviator protected pilots from glare in the 1930s, but has since gained popularity as prescription glasses. Typical features are large, drop-shaped glasses and the iconic double bridge - more often made of synthetic materials.
* Sum of regular shop price for the frame and the recommended retail price (RRP) for two anti-reflective, scratch-resistant single vision plastic lenses (refraction index 1.5) no greater than sph. +6.0/-6.0 D; cyl. +2.0/-2.0 D.
** All frames include two anti-reflective, scratch-resistant single vision plastic lenses (refraction index 1.5) no greater than sph. +6.0/-6.0 D; cyl. +2.0/-2.0 D.
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