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1950s 'fabric' sunglasses, unmarked KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


Very unusal early upswept frame without a maker's mark.

One would normally associate this shape with the 1960s,

however the deep bridge and the type of hinge make us

believe it is a lot earlier - perhaps even late 1940s. The

method of sandwiching a piece of fabric between two thin

sheets of clear acetate was a way of introducing incredible

patterns into eyewear and here they have chosen what

appears to be a printed linen with a pattern and colour

that perhaps today might be described as an ethnic print.

It is a mix of pastels with stronger black lines and shapes

and even a splash of teal. The hinges are pinned front and

sides by dual pins and the lenses are a mid-grey, glass

and offer good uv protection.

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k5370 : £ 175

1950s multi-coloured fabric insert plastic
frame, unmarked

Original mid-grey mineral glass lenses


lenses : good - 6

frame : very good

fit : very good


face : 127mm

lens width : 47mm

lens height : 36mm

arms : 130mm

lens spec

uv transmission % : 3

light transmission (LTF) % : 26

uv protection y/n : y