Linda Farrow: Made in England

I just spotted this vintage pair of frames in the office. Interestingly, the temple tip is stamped with ‘ENGLAND’. I asked Linda Farrow’s husband Julian if they actually were made in England, and he informed me that they were from 1973, an original vintage pair and made in Kent. Apparently, he knew an optical manufacturer around there, and convinced them to make a mold to produce these sunglasses for Linda. I think that is amazing that he knew exactly when they dated from. I also admire the tag attached – it features a small circular cut-out of a lens which allows the wearer to see the polarising effect in action when it is placed over the lens.

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