Retro frames are nothing new. But the very appeal of their vintage styling has almost started wearing thin given the all-too-common adoption of fake specs as a novel accessory. However, if you do need to wear prescription eyewear don’t let this put you off - as you can’t really go past a beautifully styled pair of classic frames. While the popular choice of thick, heavy and black is great for some, why not try a finer look with tortoiseshell or the subtleness of clear frames - it’s always nice to see a face and not just a pair of glasses. One of the best selections of smart frames can be found at Bellocchio in South Melbourne. A concise but distinctive range, you’ll find it difficult to decide between Paul Smith, Tom Ford, or Oliver Peoples. They carry these brands in both specs and sunnies.
Bellocchio, 242 Clarendon St South Melbourne - Oliver Peoples ‘Sheldrake’ frames.