Vintage frames get me excited, nothing beats a real classic frame and when I do find genuine vintage frames from charity shops (which hardly ever happens) I can really appreciate how they were made. I started to follow a vintage eyewear business over in Canada on Twitter called Kings of past and they are about the only people who source and sell genuine vintage eyewear that are at least 30 years old and still brand new! Amazing or what!
The Kings of Iconic Designer Vintage Frames
They sell iconic brands such as Alain Mikli, Cazal, Christian Dior, Dunhill, Emmanuelle Khanh, Persol, Rayban, Versace and that is just to name a few. Kings of Past was started by Musadik Rajani and Tony Trichilo who both share a passion for collecting rare vintage pieces and since they have both worked in the eyewear industry all their lives, it seemed natural to combine the two together. All the frames are carefully selected and undergo a quality check to ensure the integrity of the material, hinges, lenses and to make sure they are in perfect condition.
I personally highly recommend for you to check them out especially if you are after some rare, authentic vintage frames because with Kings of Past you know you are buying very high quality vintage frames that are brand new. Lets face it, you don’t want to buy vintage frames that are falling apart so you cant wear, enjoy or appreciate them.
Here is my favorite pair of glasses from the collection…
And here is my favorite sunglasses from the collection…
Looking at these vintage frames almost makes me feel a bit sad that nowadays everything is about mass producing and how everything has to be cheap, cheap, cheap. I mean what happened to the care and the design behind them? People need to understand things which are commercial maybe value for money and it is part of the disposable culture but to really appreciate a pair of glasses, the design and care that goes into them from the designer you will need to pay a higher price tag but it’s worth it! They can be compared t0 owning a Channel jacket-its classic and never goes out of fashion.