The Nickel Glasses

The nickel glasses: the retro trend from the seventies

The trend towards nickel glasses emerged in the 1970s, especially among intellectuals and artists. They consisted of relatively small round lenses and a delicate nickel frame - hence the name. Famous personalities such as John Lennon made the frame, also known as the ""nose bike"", famous. With the retro trend of the last few years, round metal glasses (nickel glasses) also moved back into the focus of the fashion world. Today, they are made out of other materials as nickel very often causes contact allergies. But they are still characterised by their striking shape and narrow frame. There are nickel glasses made of metal, which are strongly reminiscent of the earlier models. But nowadays manufacturers also use horn and plastic frames in the classic nickel frame shape.

Nickel glasses: the selection at Mister Spex

At Mister Spex you will find both men's and women's eyewear in the trendy nickel frame shape. Especially popular are models that with their metal frames are reminiscent of the classic intellectual glasses from the seventies. These elegant frames are suitable for all those who have a rather narrow head. For a wider head, a variant with a stronger, coloured plastic frame or wider plastic temples is suitable. The nickel frame itself suits you if you have an oval, heart-shaped or angular face shape. Due to their strong rounding they are less suitable for very round faces. In this case, you should rather choose a square model or a slightly rounded shape of aviator glasses, which is just as trendy as the nickel glasses.

Order your nickel glasses at Mister Spex now

Mister Spex is Europe's most popular online optician: we already have over 1.5 million satisfied customers. We offer a wide range of designer glasses: over 8,000 frames from more than 100 well-known brands. Choosing your dream pair of glasses is easy and convenient. Sort the eyewear models, for example, by men's and women's glasses, head shape and head width - we will then suggest suitable models. With our virtual 3D trial, you can immediately virtually test how well the different frames suit you. Order up to four models and try them out in peace and quiet to make which glasses are the right ones for you. Mister Spex offers you numerous advantages:

  • Free postage and return shipment

  • Up to 4 pairs of glasses to try on for 10 days

  • Quality lenses with a UV filter, super anti-reflection and hard coating

  • Become one of Europe's most popular optician's customer


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