womens : 1960's : k7005
product code : k7005 : £ 95



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  • The Sultana was a product of the early 1960's

    when the fashion for frames was to wrap the

    sides of the frame to leave a clear front - May

    themselves described it as, "flowing simplicity

    curve-back styling..." - but it was so popular

    that they brought out dozens of variations, many

    dressing up the curve back sides with decoration,

    rhinestones, carvings and and even adornments.

    See what we mean in this 1964 catalogue, showing

    SU-23, ours is the same shape, but just a tad

    more conservative in a polished white-wood

    effect. We found this pair with prescription

    sunglasses lenses so we had them changed to

    our own Klasik Grey - see above. May was one

    of the great eyewear design and manufacture

    companies, always innovative and fashion

    forward - May pieces are now in museum

    collections (as at the MFA, Boston, USA).