men's : 1970-2000 : k8303
product code : k8303 : £ 145
  • 1980's translucent shaded green plastic frame
    marked KÖLN OPTIK and HAND FINISHED

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.

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  • KÖLN OPTIK began in the early 1970s making high end

    'hand finished' frames in the historic town of Cologne (Köln),

    West Germany. They often exhibited at the major international

    trade shows and their designs were soon distributed around the

    world. By the early 1980s they were known for uber-expensive

    buffalo horn and real shell frames - and this shape could date

    from that time, but it may be earlier. It is a strong, angular

    style which does nod to that period, when they were competing

    with other German brands like Cazal, but it isn't on an 80's super-

    size scale. It also has a low design number, so that may be

    another indication it dates to the 1970s. The overall shape is

    great, but just check out the "Tron"-like triangular 'keyhole'

    bridge and the colour: a translucent fresh, forest green. The

    condition is super - possibly never worn - so yes, even ...mint!

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