men's : 1970s : k5416
product code : k5416 : £ 175
  • Never worn 1970s mock tortoise plastic frame
    marked SERVIN SPAIN and MUNICH

  • Original mid-green mineral glass lenses

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  • Something for men from the masters Servin - the greatest name in

    sunglasses from Spain in the 1960s and 70s. This company was founded

    by Don Pedro Robles Vicente and based in Madrid, where they were

    thriving by the mid-1960s in a country with a booming economy and

    a beautiful climate. Spain also had a growing reputation for high fashion

    with designers like Balenciaga, Pertegaz, Castillo and Rabanne in France -

    and Vicente's creations may have been exported for sale there too, while

    the acetates may have been imported from France. This pair of sunglasses

    called 'Munich' was perhaps a dedicated to the 1972 Summer Olympic

    Games, where the Spanish royal family were also competitors: Prince (later

    King) Juan Carlos, took part in the Games in Munich, West Germany in a

    sailing team. It isn't difficult to imagine royalty or any of the Olympic Team

    wearing the magnificent sporty design 'Munich'. It is a very wide, wrapped

    style with a hollowed out bridge that would suit men or women, however

    take note of the measurements as this frame is BIG. The acetate is amazing

    in classic 'tortoiseshell' with deep and light tones and the mid-green tint

    glass lenses make a great match. It also means that despite the size, the

    lenses do not obscure or dominate the face but this is still a statement

    1970s piece. Servin's designs are the ultimate in Spanish high fashion and

    quality and workmanship - they really should be in the new Museum of

    Costume
    , appropriately in Madrid, where Servin were making their name

    48 years ago with incredible eyewear like 'Munich'.

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