SWINGING LONDON

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ONCE UPON A TIME

The search for perfect sunglasses started over 2000 years ago. Nero wore thick slabs of emerald to shield his eyes from the fierce Roman sun. Henry VIII preferred slivers of coloured glass in a makeshift frame.

MICHAEL CAINE ©ORLANDO/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC.

For centuries Eskimos deflected the glare of sun on snow with blades of hand carved wood.

With the age of the motorcar came driving goggles. But it was the stars of the silver screen in the 1930s who gave sunglasses their glamorous image. The late 1950s and 60s heralded a fashion revolution. Alongside the new found freedom to express ourselves through style and clothing came the demand for glasses that turned heads.

And that meant eyewear from

Oliver Goldsmith

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INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER

GUALT F Photography CAZAL 951 vintage sunglasses west germany

To give the community a wider range of possibilities to reach more new members in the frame game, you have now the possibilty to follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Each channel has his special benefits. Instagram has its focus on collectors lifestyle and artwork of community photographers like this amazing self portrait of Gualt-F Photography Sicilian photographer based in London wearing CAZAL 951 1980s vintage sunglasses West Germany. Twitter is an information channel that offers also our favorite frame and design recommentations we found on other platforms like Etsy or Ebay and some music tracks that are part of the game.

Vintage in Munich

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Besides the Opti we found some time to explore the city of Munich for some hours. There are many more attractions than eating a Bratwurst or Weisswurst at Viktualien-market. But when it has more than 5 degrees the people star sitting outside the Biergarten drinking beer eating sausages. We joined them “what a pleasure”.

We also met the inventor sugar baker of the future legendary CAZAL cake on the picture above wearing Cazal 607 vintage sunglasses made in West Germany.

A trip to the Glockenbachviertel near the Isar is always  a foot walk worth for.

fred interiors munich vintage design Eating a massive chocolate cake at Kaffee Trachtenvogel was the perfect preperation for watching excellent vintage design pieces at FRED INTERIEURS  or other nice vintage and design shops around the Gärtnerplatz.

After a visit in our favorite record shop OPTIMAL and a last coffee at the amazing Cafe Baader we took the subway back to the Opti fair to meet our friends and partners and get prepared for three days party.

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