“Happy new year! Here’s to the future!” The new year is all about looking ahead, right? Sure, but it’s also a great time to look back and incorporate some of the best elements from the past into the here and now. Your customers are likely feeling this, too, so give them a blast from the past with these retro and vintage-inspired styles.

TVR 504 Special Edition (ABOVE) 

The TVR504SP from True Vintage Revival is a limited-edition remake of the classic rounded horn-rim silhouette made famous by the legendary James Dean. But it’s not just a remake. It’s new and improved, retaining all the style and charm of the original but using the latest in materials, technology and quality. The TVR504SP, also known as the JD frame, is handmade in Sabae, Japan, of Japanese 4mm Celluloid, which retains the material’s luster with a thinner rim for additional comfort and fit. Additional design details include platinum spear rivets, a keyhole bridge and 7-barrel hinges.



Lisa Loeb

Sing along with oval cat-eye model Shiggle — in two torts, lavender or sage — accented with marbleized guitar picks on the temple tips.

(866) 604-5700, classique-eyewear.com




Past and present collide in model GM0315, a sophisticated throwback from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

(800) 345-8482, marcolin.com



Created in Denmark, acetate model The Thief steals the show with a classic P3 look.

(800) 654-6099, designeyeweargroup.com




Round and round model FOS 7017 goes, a metal frame with adjustable nose pads and acetate-covered, thin temple tips.

(800) 631-1188, mysafilo.com




Lightweight stainless steel model Erwin is an avant-garde take on a double bridge, unisex design in graphite matte, eclectic silver, eclectic silver/black, and glorious gold.

(518) 272-5500, silhouette.com



The name may mean “small things” in Japanese, but model Franklin isn’t small at all in seven bold colorways.

(844) 240-4130, komono.com



Bon Vivant

Live well — literally — with model Isabelle, a retro-glam look with French flair. And watch out for Bruno, Isabelle’s fashion-forward partner in crime in this collection.

(888) 560-1060, ogieyewear.com



Xavier Garcia  

Vintage flavor and floral inspiration combine to make model Daniela a creative thinker’s dream come true. Made from steel block, with laminates applied atop the rims.

(888) 281-9987, prismeoptical.com


This article originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of INVISION.   


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