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1960s/70s by JULIAN JABLON (ENGLAND) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


As far as we can make out, Julian Jablon was

Polish but worked here in London initially at

Hounslow Optical and then later with Linda

Farrow, with whom he also produced a son, Simon,

who in recent years has resurrected the Linda

Farrow brand. The LF pairs from the 70s we've

had in the past tended not to be of particularly

great quality, but this earlier pair is: the acetate

is high end optical quality, the hinges are

pinned through front and sides - which make

us think this pair dates from the late 1960s -

and the shape is futuristic. We're not sure when

JJ was making his own frames but by the looks

of this pair, it was prior to his joining LF. From

the size, this looks to be a men's frame, but

could be unisex. If there was a British Museum for

Optics, this pair should be in it - or perhaps the

V&A should buy it and do the rest of the research

for all of us. Or Simon, can you fill in some gaps?

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k5384 : £ 145

1960s/70s blonde tortoise frame marked

Original pale blue mineral glass lenses


lenses : good - 7

frame : very good

fit : very good


face : 140mm

lens width : 57mm

lens height : 45mm

arms : 150mm

lens spec

uv transmission % : 25

light transmission (LTF) % : 65

uv protection y/n : y