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Eyeglass Styles that Stand the Test of Time Since the 1920s




100 Years in the Making (ABOVE)

This year the Kirk & Kirk family celebrate 100 years in optics; 100 years since Sidney and Percy Kirk opened their first London workshop in 1919. To celebrate this milestone, Jason and Karen Kirk have launched The Centena Collection, the highlight of their new Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. The collection is handmade from 10mm acrylic — the lightness of which allows for a substantial frame that weighs next to nothing on the face. It features 10 shapes, each named after a Kirk family member (the Bert, shown), in 10 colors. Campaign images will be circulated through a combination of social media and point of sale, available to stockists, including customized window displays and co-branded in-store posters. Centena MSRP:$475.

Scott Harris

The ’30s-inspired SH-VIN-45 presents a P3 shape with a low-profile keyhole bridge and metal pin details.

(800) 621-4108,




The full acetate, unisex Herbert is a circular celebration for today that looks back to the ’30s.

(800) 645-3733,



Travel all the way back with the BR00620, a pantos style that works off of the round frames popularized in the ’30s. This frame includes a Card hinge and a laser-engraved Brioni logo.



Movement is the Cipria’s middle name, as its wavy temples evoke a ’60s vibe.

Price upon request



Men slid into the ’60s with modified square frames like the acetate SD 1000 001, which features tortoiseshell trim on the temples.

(866) 666-3662,

Starting at $237


With or without the clip-on, the Pantos from the Clip-On Collection delivers a stylish throwback look that’s handmade with acetate or a combination of acetate and stainless steel.

(914) 495-3701,


Gigi Barcelona

An oversized square shape meets rounded corners on the ’70s-inspired Aretha (6345-1).



Rye & Lye

The ’70s come through loud and clear with the Barbera, a combination frame with a distinct look.


L.A. Eyeworks

Grab your headscarf and throw on that pantsuit before you grab your Mollusk frame. The ’70s-style acetate 725 Pink Me is handmade in Italy.

(323) 962-3915,


Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.




When You’re Passionate About Eye Care, the Right Technology Matters

Lisa Genovese, O.D., strives to give her patients the very best. At Insight Eye Care’s multiple locations, Dr. Genovese provides optimal care for her patients using the Reichert® Phoroptor® VRx Digital Refraction System. In this second Practice Profile Video from Reichert’s “Passionate About Eye Care” series, take a closer look and see how this eye care professional achieved a better work-life balance with equipment that’s designed and engineered in the U.S.A.

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