The majority of our eyeglass frames are vintage, unworn stock from the 1950's, 1960's and 70's - not reproductions. So you’re actually getting a brand new pair of vintage eyeglasses. Stored away for years these stylish frames are available to you for the first time in decades. These frames will take your prescription or you can turn them into sunglasses. Clear plastic may be also be inserted if you're just wanting a great vintage look.
The following tips will help to insure the frames you decide on will have the proper fit.
Our width measurements are always taken at the widest part of the frame.
Measure a pair of frames or sunglasses that fit you well. Compare these measurments with the measurements of our frames.
Check your frames for hidden numbers such as 46 - 20. The first number refers to the size of the lens opening and the second number refers to the size of the bridge (some frames may not have these numbers impressed). A third number may be visible on the inside of the temple arm such as 5 1/4 or 140. This is the length of the temple measured in inches or millimeters from the hinge over the ear bend to the end of the temple arm.
Tip: Typically rounder faces look better with angular frames and vice versa.
If you are inclined:
An old graphic designers trick:
Print the page of the frames you are considering.
Enlarge or reduce the image on a copier or on your printer until the width of the image is the same as the measurement of the frame.
Cut around the image of the frame with an exacto knife and use this image to decide which frame looks best on you.