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William Butler Yeats in Pince Nez

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The much loved Irish poet William Butler Yeats wore Pince Nez glasses.  A style which is rarely seen these days but was extremely  fashionable in the 19th century reaching a peak in popularity between 1880 and 1900.  These glasses are supported without earpieces and pinch the bridge of the nose hence the name, French, pince (pinch) nez (nose).  If you are looking for the pince nez style we offer a selection of such reproduction frames including some very similar indeed to those Yeats wore.