men's : 1950-1970 : k8342
product code : k8342 : £ 215
  • 1940s/50s dark red plastic frame, unmarked

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.



other info
  • Beautiful, luxury hand-made frame from either just post-war

    or early 1950's. Without any markings it is difficult to be

    accurate but it looks to be made in England around this period.

    The acetate is thick and expensive and would have been cut

    from a quality sheet - these plastics were also labour-intensive

    artisan products. The colour is a deep, dark blood red. The

    hinges are simple but fine quality, exposed at the sides so

    they meet metal to metal and the pin heads smoothed off.

    The strengthened arms taper down to slightly flare at hand-

    incised tips. No doubt a bespoke frame, best suited to a small

    to medium sized man.

                                                           — klasik