Vintage Modern

Optical designers continually mine the past for new ideas and strive to put their own spin on classic shapes. Sometimes the result is startlingly fresh, sometimes it’s just a little twist on a theme. Either way, we love wearing frames that express some vintage style, while still feeling effortlessly modern.

  • Designer: Salt Optics  Style: Harlan  Col: Black Coffee

    This is designer David Rose’s update of an iconic frame. We love the detail on the bridge and the overall proportions. No surprise this makes an incredible sun too and comes with SALT’s excellent polarized lens.

  • Designer: Harry Lary’s Style:Curvey Col:9004

    A classic shape departs from tradition with blue-brown gradient. This has etched metal temples too.

  • Designer: Lunor Style: 231   Col: 17

    This piece form Lunor is more pure vintage than vintage-modern. Pretty though. Note the loop temple ends, which are very comfortable to put on and take off.

  • Designer: Lunor Style: ll-10 Col: Antique Silver

    Perfection. Here a could-not-be-more-tradional silhouette receives a new lease on life from a bold tortoise pattern. This frame works really well for people who look good in warm colors

  • Designer: Gold & Wood  Style: b28.3  Col:  Burled Walnut

    Gold & Wood modernizes this traditional shape by sharpening  and simplifying the lines. Then they knock us out by carving the whole thing from burled walnut. Wow.

  • Designer: Robert Marc  Style: 279  Col: 151

    Chunky tortoise. This looks great on both men and women. InVision owner, Anthony and optician Clayton both wear this style.