Real horn eyeglass frames...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ligament, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Ligament

    Ligament Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I am looking for REAL horn and tortoise shell eyeglass frames. Would need to purchase online. Please help.

    Best.
     


  2. Super Fly

    Super Fly Well-Known Member

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    I believe real tortoise shell is illegal in the United States and a good deal of the world. I have seen it for sale in China and some other Asian countries. Several varieties of the sea turtle are endangered. Horn (Stag) is more readily available and not endangered.
     


  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    surely there are vintage sources though.

    i'd be interested in knowing some as well.

    /andrew - had a pet turtle
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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  5. mistahlee

    mistahlee Senior member

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    Here is a pair of mine.  They were made in Germany by, it looks like, "Lunor."  All horn frames I have seen are from Germany, including those in the Ben Silver catalogue.  Friedrich's of Palm Beach, Florida, has a good selection in horn and I was told there that tortoise is obtainable, although not stocked in United States.
     


  6. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    "Lunor" is right - they are a great high-end glasses company out of Germany.

    I've been lusting after a pair of their glasses for quite some time.
     


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    Contact Tom Davies at [email protected], he has a bespoke line available in numerous opticians in the U.S and Europe. I believe he does Horn but he told me he won't do tortoise shell due to the fragiilty of it.

    Tell him you know Christian, we are ex flatmates.
     


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