Our world of vintage Eyewear
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
A question of quality in the 90's
Many details ornamented the frames and various new developments stimulated the market.
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Neostyle Nautic - The Elvis Glasses
Thanks to Elvis Presley, the Neostyle Nautic Series became world famous. The model 'Nautic 2' is a rare collector's item.
To the Elvis Story
Sporty Racing Shades
Sunglasses designed and manufactured like the sports cars.
The Ferrari Story
But those are the real stars – the timeless glasses that even overcome any fashion trend.
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Blue Brothers Sunglasses
The success of product placement by Ray-Ban.
To the movies
Sports-designs and functional sports-glasses have here been pooled into one category.
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Originally those shades used to be sport glasses. But up to now they have become a reference in style as well as a designer masterpiece.
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The John Lennon Collection
Round vintage eyeglasses named after famous Lennon songs.
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Famous Yoko Ono shades
Vintage Porsche sunglasses stand for innovative designs and top-notch quality. Interchangeable lenses and folding frames made this brand popular.
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Giorgio Armani Classics
... the world famous 'Schubert Glasses'.
Some of most iconic sunglasses of the last 50 years owe their fame to a single appearance in a movie or with a celebrity. Others exemplify the style of a time.
to the Hall of Fame
This style is connected with Ray-Ban. Everybody knows the legendary Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses.
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Dolce Vita Lifestyle
Why wore Steve McQueen sunglasses by Persol Ratti? What made the models 649 and 714 so special?
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The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.
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Unusual lines management, flashy colors, projecting shapes or everything at once.
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Artistic Eyewear Creations
Casanova glasses represent the spirit and the exuberance of the Venetian carnival.
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Alain Mikli creations were part of various Haute Couture Shows in the 1980's. Andy Warhol wore the Mikli model 'violin clef'.
What made Mikli so different?
Boeing Pilots Sunglasses
The Boeing Collection combines high-tech, design and lifestyle equally.
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Glasses sizes explained
How do you find glasses in the right size?
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XXL Shades á la Dior
The oversized 70's Dior sunglasses are still in high demand.
Why is that ...
Exemplary for top quality
Zeiss produces the best eyeglass lenses but also its own quality sunglasses.
To the Zeiss specials
Retro or Vintage?
How you can distinguish a pair of retro glasses from original glasses ...
Sunglasses as profitable business
In the 80's, other noted brands realized that dealing with optics-related accessories is profitable. Bugatti, Jaguar, Ferrari and Porsche made a great business of it.
About the 80's sunglasses
The Bugatti tear drop design
Luxury sunglasses for luxury automobiles.
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Hip Hop Cazal
Why Cazal became so famous that people eve turned to criminals for a pair of these sunglasses
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Vintage sunglasses have always been part of the HipHop scene.
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Carrera Sport's Shades
Functionality, innovation and top-notch crafting are characteristic of Carrera.
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Oversized Style of the 70's
Many celebrities wore the oversized sunglasses since the 70's.
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The sourcing. Behind the scenes.
How do we find the vintage rarities? Interesting background information about our work.
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From the typical John Lennon “Look” to the classic, oval-shaped forms - designers who made this style famous.
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70s Glasses as fashion accessory
Various famous fashion designers present their first eyewear collections. The slogan “the glasses for the dress” becomes popular.
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Quality more important than design
In the 60's, the manufacturers were focused on the quality of the eyeglasses. The design was rather secondarily. The frames were built to last.
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the legendary M1 model
Stevie Wonder made the Alpina M1 his trademark ...
Lunor, vintage par excellence
With refined details, minimalist design and timeless understatement Lunor creates an eyewear design against the current.
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Perfectly square glasses-frames are a rare thing, so the sectioning of our big range of vintage eyeglasses in this case makes sense.
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What makes the Gaultier sunglasses so special? Why are they called "steampunk"?
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monolithic Metzler glasses
Metzler frames and Metzler sunglasses were built to last.
Elegance and functionality
These classic men's sunglasses are excellent made and typify the Gentleman Lifestyle.
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Jean Paul Gaultier
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