men's : 1950-70 : k8286
product code : k8286 : £ 145
  • Never worn 1960s dark grey two-tone plastic frame
    marked VERTEX

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.



other info
  • Vertex were an English company established by

    Richard Downs in Driffield in East Yorkshire in the

    1950's, and sadly gone by 1995. Another company

    felled by cheap mass-produced eyewear from

    overseas. They were manufacturers and later on,

    imported frames too. This is one of their designs

    from the 1960's and is an exaggerated Mod-style

    in thick black acetate - measured 6mm at the top

    of the eyepieces. Nicely made, with mitred joints

    providing a clean meet and large 7 barrel hinges,

    pinned through sides and front with the 5-dot rivets

    in a 2:3 arrangement. Vertex called it Keytex -

    but it probably started out as Keyman, which is in

    the 1966 register. These are exactly the kind of

    frames that exemplify English men's fashions of the

    Sixties and it's wonderful to find them never worn,

    just waiting to get suited and booted for the 21st


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