mens : 1960s : k5497
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product code : k5497 : £ 185
  • 1960's black plastic frame marked

  • Original Carl Zeiss Umbral (65% ABS) mineral
    glass lenses, etched with CZ logo



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  • Metzler started in Paris in 1830 but moved their production

    to Stuttgart (Germany) in 1911- where 108 years later, they

    are still going. One of the great quality makers of eyewear

    who were there when cinema showcased European style to

    the world. As we have mentioned before, La Dolce Vita (1960)

    probably started it for men's fashions and sunglasses, and Metzler

    and Zeiss were there in Germany, for the luxury end of the market.

    Optical quality frames teamed with Zeiss Umbral mineral glass

    lenses for the ultimate pair of 'top drawer' European men's

    sunglasses. The additional cost of importing these sunglasses

    would have made them expensive - but oh so worth it. This pair

    fitted with the paler 65% ABS Umbrals which looks well in the

    large black frame. The top is quite flat but curves over a deep,

    filled bridge and then out and down to high lugs at the sides.

    Slick, superb style from the late 1960's, and not cluttered with

    metal pins or plaques. Imagine this pair with a great Italian suit

    or anything similarly understated but very special.

                                                           — klasik

vintage sunglasses : mens : 1960's by METZLER (GERMANY)
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