Linda Farrow Round Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

1980s round sunglasses by Linda Farrow with tortoiseshell pattern frames. New old stock.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 458

What's for sale?

This is a pair of "new old stock", Linda Farrow sunglasses with round, tortoiseshell pattern frames and UV400 lenses.  They're a perfect example of 1980's summer fashion and illustrate why the Linda Farrow was such a sought-after brand.

UV 400 lenses offer the highest protection you can get: they prevent eye exposure to both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) light waves.

The brown lenses are beautifully graduated and well matched to the frame colouring.

A soft brown leather pouch and lens cloth is included.

The Linda Farrow brand relaunched after a more than twenty year gap in 2003, and this is an opportunity to buy original Linda Farrow sunglasses from the brand's first incarnation.

Who made them and when?

They were made for the Linda Farrow brand in the 1980s. The frames are coded FARROWS HY7617.

What condition are they in?

  • New old stock (they're old but are unused and haven't been retailed)
  • In excellent condition

What are the measurements?

  • Each lens is a maximum 45mm wide and 44mm high
  • The frames are a maximum 125mm wide and 48mm high
  • The bridge is 24mm
  • The temple arm length is 140mm
  • They weigh 24 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. "52[]19 ... 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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MakerLinda Farrow
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