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Billie Jean King

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has worn some amazing glasses over the years and this year at Wimbledon she didn’t disappoint.  Feeling inspired?  Go colourful like Billie has and try ‘Serge‘ Red Cherry or the more feminine ‘Peggy‘ in Pastel Rose.

 

Here is a look at some of the styles she wore on and off the court.

Metal Combination Black Eyewear ‘Roy

Metal Combination

 

NHS Panto

Panto glasses

Aviator

Aviator glasses

 

Colourful Black Eyewear

Black Eyewear glasses

 

Gove to bin To Kill A Mockingbird?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

There has been some controversy recently about Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to exclude certain American literary texts from the English Literature GCSE syllabus.  One title bandied about is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

This classic story will be adapted for the stage and presented at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 28 August 2014 – 13 September 2014.   Here we speculate about those featuring in this stage production.

Black_Eyewear_Woody_AH_Amber_Havana

 

Wayfarers are out…

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Even Ray-Ban has acknowledged that the popularity of Wayfarer sunglasses can’t continue forever.  They have recommended the 1990s style Arista, a metal panto frame, as an alternative at £125.

Try one of our identical Retro 50s panto collection at £117.

Retro 50s Panto

What are ‘Panto’ Eyeglasses?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Panto refers to the shape of glasses which we often associate with the NHS of the 1950s and 60s.  The term panto comes from the word pantoscopic which literally means seeing everything or wide view.  These frames, a combination of round and oval with a high hinge, certainly deliver maximum lens!  While the classic NHS plastic styles are currently very fashionable we are also seeing a resurgence of interest in panto frames which can be fitted with sunglass lenses.