Okay, since KLASIK Vintage Eyewear first opened our doors over
20 years go, CAZAL have launched remakes called Legends...
and yes, we might as well jump to it, that the 163 is one of the
models that has been re-made. You can buy one for about £300.
Would you though? Vintage lovers, Cazal collectors and other
die-hards will always want the originals and picking the 163 to
re-make, only adds to the desirability of this 1980's survivor.
Here it is in the old catalogue, and although it's B&W, we think it
is this very one. An amazing mostly translucent colourway that
they have not re-made and it's in the large size. On the front face,
the large visor-like shape has a top solid layer of a pearlised, pale
dusky pink that is cut back at the bridge in three horizontal stripes,
revealing the two translucent lower layers of a dark pink and a
sort of blushing nude. The light let through the frame plays on all
the angles and the colours add dimensions. Zalloni clamps on those
signature arrow-end arms of substantial enough heft for the big
boy front, but not forgetting the glitz, with gold plating and
channels of dark pink enamel. The golden lozenge Cazal logo on
each side, tells onlookers all around that you have an original.
Lay low though, coz these Cazzies will be coveted. Complete the
look your way, for the here and now, with your choice of lenses.
NB: frame marked down to 'good' as these were well loved and the
writing has been lost on the inside temples however those of you
with a good light and a magnifying glass will still see the ghosting
of FRAME W GERMANY, which confirms for you this is an 80s original.
There are also tiny areas along the edge of the metal sides which
are showing wear - see end photos.
product code : k8278 :
1980's pearly pale pink layer over translucent
shaded dark pink plastic and gold metal frame by
CAZAL mod 163 col 176 FRAME W GERMANY
Can be glazed with
lenses : n/a
frame : good
fit : very good
face : 140mm
lens width : 59mm
lens height : 52mm
bridge : 12mm
arms : 130mm