ray-ban : k5498
product code : k5498 : £ 135
  • 1960's layered silver/pearl on translucent brown/smoke plastic
    frame marked B&L RAY-BAN USA and MARCHÉ

  • Original B&L G15 mineral glass lenses



lens spec

other info
  • Marché first appeared in 1966 when it was described as,

    " exquisite design for an exquisite lens shape, flattering

    and elegant ...a hidden hinge permits a sweeping, sculptured

    top line..."
    . It was a real departure for Ray-Ban that year as

    this was a much flatter, wider design for women - a design

    that framed the face rather than just the eyes. Ours is in

    the same colourway as the catalogue, Whisper Silver, which

    is a layer of pearlised silver over a smoky brown. Overall

    it is in excellent condition, we've just marked down the

    frame to an 8 due to some slight discolouration (from age)

    in the pearl layer on the sides, hard to see in the photographs.

    A very rare pair as it only appeared for a few seasons and

    was nearly twice the price of a Wayfarer.

                                                           — klasik

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