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Looking for Large Glasses?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

So often we have customers come to us asking for larger than average frames.  Fortunately, one of the ideas behind the Black Eyewear label is ‘vintage styles for today’s faces‘.  We have a variety of large frames to offer men and women.

What does large mean when it comes to choosing frames? Of course the measurements are important.  An average lens width would measure 45 or 48mm while some Black Eyewear models measure 56 or even 60mm.  But the overall size and thickness of the frame must also be taken into consideration.  Are you looking for a wide frame or a chunky frame, a large lens area or a large frame area?

Here are a few of our largest designer glasses for men and women:

Black Eyewear – Vintage Inspired Eyewear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Black Eyewear is a collection of designer sunglasses and glasses inspired by the vintage eyewear of the 1950s.  Updated for contemporary style these frames can be fitted with prescription lenses.

Black Eyewear - Vintage Inspired Eyewear

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.

Eric and Ernie

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

At the beginning of the year BBC2 featured a drama, Eric and Ernie, telling the story of the rise to fame of Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise.  The stellar cast included Victoria Wood and Vic Reeves as the parents of Eric Moir (Morcambe).  Bryan Dick and Daniel Rigby played the young comediens.  The cast wore some incredible retro 40s and 50s style frames as seen below.



Alys Fowler of Gardeners’ World: Fan of Vintage Eyewear

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

BBC Gardeners’ World expert, Alys Fowler knows more than just gardening.  She sports one after another stylish frame.  From upswept to nhs, and even a frame that looks similar to our Black Eyewear ‘Peggy’, we applaud her choice of eyewear.