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These classic gold round wire rim eyeglasses are brand new, mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The bridge is marked ''SR 14KT RG'' and the arms read ''FRAME MADE IN ENGLAND SAVILE ROW CE''. The bridge markings mean the frame is 14 karat gold-filled.
These are great round frames by Savile Row in London, England. Note the strong bridge construction, the generous extension in the center-set hinges, the fine finish, the clear nose pads, all nice details in a very high quality frame. You'll see there are a variety of temple options. They come complete with a case and cloth from Savile Row.
Savile Row frames are some of the few frames in the world still made using a gold-filled finish, as opposed to the modern, thinner, plated finish. There was a time when most frames in the US and abroad were gold-filled, but no more. A gold-filled frame has a thicker coating of gold and this means they'll generally last longer than plated frames. (In the UK, they call the finish ''rolled gold'', but it's the same process we call ''gold-filling'' here in the US... layer upon layer of gold is mechanically pressure-applied to the base metal frame, resulting in the thicker gold coating.) The material and workmanship of Savile Row frames rival the quality of the real vintage frames and this is no easy feat! They even carry a two-year warranty, double the length of most any manufacturer warranty. Great frames, ready for decades of fashionable service!
Wire rims are flexible, so lenses can be made to a variety of shapes for this frame. This style is worn round, but can also be worn with nearly round lenses or other shapes. Temples are measured their full length, hinge to tip, as though they were straightened out. Why? Because they're adjustable, so measurements to the bend vary. Lens and bridge measurements are from lens edge to lens edge. Hinge to hinge is measured from screw to screw.
Many English frames have been worn with covered rims and there are many rim color options. There are too many available to list here, so if you're seeking covered rims, please contact me with an idea of what you're seeking and I'll let you know what I have in stock that might fit the bill. Colors typically on hand include: black (gloss and matte), a wide variety of materials generically called ''tortoise'', white and even blue.
Temples are available in both cable and skull. Note that the special order sizes are ordered from overseas, which can take up to 6 weeks. In any combination, whether one of the in-stock models or a special-order size or configuration, these are great frames ready for many years of service.
All frames are thoroughly inspected before leaving the Attic. I'm thorough about condition so there are no surprises and your glasses will be in great condition. They make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.