womens : 1970's : k5995
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product code : k5995 : £ 95
  • Never worn 1970's silver metal frame
    marked SILHOUETTE

  • Original mid-green acrylic lenses

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  • Silhouette started in 1964 and are still going today

    They always made incredible sunglasses - in particular

    their famous Futura range in the early 1970's.

    Before this though, in 1973, Silhouette introduced

    their 'new metal eyewear with coloured frames' -

    also from designer Dora Demmel. New technologies

    meant lighter metal frames and therefore sunglasses

    could size up - the early Seventies average being

    62mm lens diameter, growing to 70mm by the end

    of the decade. These are only 58mm so a moderate

    size from what is probably the late 1970's when they

    started adding enamel inserts to the thin metal. This

    838 though makes more decorative use of the metal

    in the front extra top bar, like butterfly antennae,

    while the colour is restricted to the enamel copper-

    coloured infill on the sides and to the light green

    lenses. Although we found this pair never having been

    worn and in an original slip case (included), it has

    minor light surface marks on the lenses which have

    marked it down.

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