What's for sale?
This is a pair of Kangol sunglasses with low-profile, gloss-black rectangular frames and smoked, UV400 lenses.
UV 400 lenses offer the highest protection you can get: they prevent eye exposure to both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) light waves. These lenses are classed as category 3, which provide excellent UV protection and a high level of glare reduction.
Included is the original, Kangol hard case.
They have a great, engineered look which emphasises the frame's metal hardware.
Who made them and when?
These were made for Kangol in the late 1990s. The frames carry the codes:
What condition are they in?
- Second hand
- In good condition -
- The inside of the right lens has a friction mark from the end of the arm, but this has no impact on vision and isn't visible to the wearer.
What are the measurements?
- Each lens is a maximum 56mm wide and 33mm high
- The frames are a maximum 135mm wide and 33mm high
- The bridge is 22mm
- The temple arm length is 140mm
- They weigh 30 grams
How are glasses measured?
- Some frames have their sizes printed on the arms
- Look for a pair of numbers separated by a square and a three-digit number on its own (e.g. "5219 ... 140")
- The first two numbers are the lens and bridge widths. The three-digit number is the temple arm length
- Lens widths are from 40 to 62mm, bridges 14 to 22mm and arms 120 to 150mm
- The bridge is measured where the gap between the lenses is narrowest (not the frames)
- The arm is measured from the hinge along its full length, including around the bend
- It's easiest to compare online measurements with similarly-shaped glasses that you already have
- The key measurement is the frame width. Rest a ruler on the bridge of your nose, level with your eyes and measure the width between your temples in millimeters (we'll call this A). Take the frame width of the glasses and subtract 6mm (we'll call this B). If A and B are within 2mm of each other, the glasses are more likely to fit.
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