men's : 1950-1970 : k8396
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product code : k8396 : £ 125



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  • A men's Sixties supra frame from Birch, this design was

    called Trophy. The licensed, protected frame style is

    the same as that invented by Neville Chappell in England

    in 1935, with a clear nylon cord holding the lenses. The

    acetate in this Birch design is dark tortoise and dips at

    the brow, so looks less severe and lighter on, as the frame

    does not then extend around the eyepieces, but instead

    goes straight out to meet the arms. This allows the clear

    lenses in the clear cord, to 'float' or sit suspended from

    the brow. If you did have tinted lenses, they would still be

    uncluttered and unencumbered by a full frame. The supra

    frame became popular here and in Europe, while in America,

    the bigger factory-based manufacturers took up Chappell's

    combination frame. There's a lot of subtle shaping that

    goes on in the acetate of supra styles for we

    Brits were not that buttoned-up. You could add even more

    of your own musky individuality by changing the lens shape

    (via the cord), or even changing the lenses to tinted. We're

    here for you too, if that's what you want. NB: this is a small

    frame so please check size before you buy.                                                        — klasik

vintage eyewear : mens : 1960's/70's Trophy by MICHAEL BIRCH (UK)
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