Posted by Katherine on 2nd Jul 2016
Often plagiarised, never bettered. Sunglasses by Porsche Design in the 1980s were manufactured in a number of distinctive colour combinations. Their distinctive drop-shaped lenses could be released to allow for quick lens changes – purple lenses with gold frames anyone? It was all a bit Miami Vice.
The range of Porsche Design prescription glasses stocked by The Old Glasses Shop, however, align beautifully with the beliefs of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche himself: “I enjoy making things better… “
And what could be better than these elegant half rim, lower half rim and gold and silver frames?
CARRERA 5670 PORSCHE PORSCHE DESIGN GLASSES BY CARRERA Stunning Vintage Half-Rim Frames
The unusual detailing on the bridge of these classic half rim glasses highlights the stunning red lacquer design on the frames and the arms. Who needs a 911, when you face is framed with such style?
These frames are brand new and have never been worn. They are complete with all their original packaging and Porsche Design case.
VINTAGE PORSCHE DESIGN GLASSES BY CARRERA 5675 Unique Lower Half-Rim Matt Gold Frames
Like an elegant vintage car parked outside an old country pub, these frames are not your run-of-the-mill spectacles. Prepare to be admired in these lower half-rim matt gold frames. The glasses are brand new and have never been worn. They come complete with all their original packaging and case, although the packaging – like all Old Masters – is showing signs of age.
VINTAGE PORSCHE DESIGN GLASSES BY CARRERA 5679 Gold & Silver Frames
For the lover of the more classic shaped spectacle, this superb design comprises a bridge with silver oval rims, seated on a gold finish wrap metal bar. The frames are of an exceptional quality and again are brand new and have never been worn.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche believed that “Good design must be honest.” These frames are suitable for prescription lglasses lenses or sunglasses, but we’ll be honest and say that the Miami Vice colour combinations of the 1980s were probably ‘of their time.’
That’s why we recommend that, like Steve McQueen, in his Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911S in the opening three minutes and 40 seconds of Le Mans, you take the classic route and take the classic brown, grey or green tint options. That way, if you ever find yourself snarling a 911 through the bucolic French countryside, you’ll be doing so in steely-eyed style.
“A Porsche will always look like a Porsche.” Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
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