Tortoiseshell Glasses & Sunglasses

If there was ever a bona fide outright classic-looking frame it would certainly be a pair of tortoiseshell glasses. Whether it's the frame of thick oversized acetates or a simple temple tip detail on a wire frame, the organic mottled pattern has been stirring up a sense of antiquity and class in eyewear for as long as anyone’s grandad can remember.

So, how did the humble amniotes shell come to be associated with glasses? Find out more about tortoiseshell glasses and sunglasses in our blog post: Slow and Steady- The History of Tortoiseshell Glasses and Sunglasses

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