Angular glasses are charactarized by sharp and unique lines, the popularity of which can be traced back to the original notoriously experimental 80's eyewear design.
Angular glasses can segnificantly vary in shape, and would can draw an accent towards different parts of the face. Often these styles are well suited for Round and Oval face shapes, however this would depend on the design of the glasses.
Aviator sunglasses feature oversize teardrop-shaped lenses and a thin metal frame. The design was introduced in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb for issue to U.S. military aviators,. As a fashion statement, aviator sunglasses are often made in mirrored, colored, and wrap-around styles.
In addition to pilots, Aviator-style sunglasses gained popularity with young people in the late 1960s and continue to be popular, with only a brief fall in demand during the 1990s.
Browline glasses are constructed from a combination of metal and either plastic or aluminium. The lenses of the glasses are fixed in metal frames which then insert into the plastic "brows", which are attached to the earpieces of the glasses. Traditionally the bridge of the flasse is metal and affixed to the metal portion of the frame surrounding the lenses. In more recent styles, the bridge is part of the plastic "brow" portion. Becoming popular in the 1950s, in the United States, the design becamea prominant staple style throughout the 1950s and the early 1960s. The name derives from the fact that the bold upper part of the frames frame the lenses in the same way that eyebrows frame the eyes.
Characterised by the accentuated 'Tear-Drop' shape, 'Cat Eye' style sunglasses mimic the organic shape of the eyes. Varied in shape and size, this style features defined elongated lines pulling the frame from the bottom upwards, to commonly meet pointy tip corners.
Taking advantage of the new plasic moulding technoligy, the D-Frame style was first created in the 1950's and the revolurionary modern design was greeted with critical acclaim.
The term includes an arrey of acetate made frames, from square and rectangular to rounded styles.
Oversized sunglasses became unprecedently popular in the 1960s as a result of the much loved former First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, that has even coined an eyewear style titled 'Jackie O'. Available in rounded, squared and angular shapes, the dominant frames became an unprecedented icon symbolising contemporaty style.
Defined elongated glasses, these are commonly short and wide. The frame can have a light 'nearly there' feel in its slim wire frame, or semi-frame variety. This contemporary shape is most prominant in optical eyewear design.
Best suited for round, heart shaped and oval face shapes
Round sunglasses are originally coined as 'Teashades'. These style glasses are made up of medium-sized, perfectly round lenses fitted in a slim wire frame, and combined with silicone nose pads. Becoming popular in the 60's, the 'Teashades' style has extended to include an elaborate variety of details. Including coloured lenses, sometimes mirrored, a range of sizes, and with the wire earpieces exaggerated. The style became iconic, mainly in association with pop artists such as John Lennon who used the unique glasses as a trademark.
An elongated rounded style, that is prominantly more wide then it is tall. Oval glasses are available in a variety of shapes and size proportions. The soft lines can balance out angular face features, in particular in the square and rectangular face shapes.
Square glasses are easily identidies, due to their angular corners.
Best suited for round, rectangular, oval and some diamond face shapes.
The square face shape is characterised by its proportional width and length, with prominent straight lines that create an angular. The square face features a broad forehead, wide cheeks and a strong jaw line.
When choosing glasses it is best to look for soft rounded frame features, especially in rectangular frames, counter balancing the angular features of a square face. Slim and delicate frames, and aviator style sunglasses are often best suited. Wide and high sitting frames, with top or mid-frame attached temples, can create the illusion of a longer and leaner face. To balance a strong jaw, it is best to try oval; round or ‘Butterfly’ shaped glasses, oversized glasses with strong details can also compliment the straight lines of this shape.
It is best to avoid accentuating facial angles with ‘Browline’ styles, angular, square and double bar detailing, which mirror the lines and features of the face. Additionally low set temples and coloured bottom part of the frame emphasise a heavy jaw line.
The round face is characterised by its near proportion in width and length, featuring full cheeks, rounded chin and a few angles.
When choosing glasses the main objective is to create an elongating illusion, which is best achieved with rectangular, narrow and angular shapes. Up-swept frames will give more definition and widen the eyes, or alternatively a clear bridge will also achieve the effect of widening eyes. When choosing sunglasses aviator shapes, as well as angular and square styles, are very well suited for the round face.
It is best to avoid small frames that counter balance proportions, as well as round shaped glasses.
The heart face shape is characterised by a broad forehead, wide cheeks and a narrow chin.
When choosing glasses it is best to balance the facial features with frames that accentuate the bottom part of the face. Thin rectangular frames with a broad base, D-Frames, and feminine cat eyes help create the illusion of a wider jaw line which flatters the heart shaped face. Styles with low set temples, as well as oval glasses, can often flatter by accentuating the eyes.
It is best to avoid glasses that draw attention to the forehead, especially frames that are ‘heavy’ at the top, or decorative temples that add width to the eye line.
The rectangular face shape is characterised by its long and narrow contour, often accompanied with features such as a tall forehead, high cheekbones and a long nose. The rectangular face is commonly longer then it is wide, and has prominently angular features.
When choosing glasses it is advised to focus on softening facial angles and creating the illusion of a shorter face. To counter balance a long nose, look for a low set bridge that shortens the extended nose line. ‘Tall’ frames with accented top rims also achieve a shortening effect, whilst decorative temples widen the face and balance the proportions. Aviator, oval and some square shapes, in the correct proportions, also compliment the rectangular face.
It is best to avoid accentuating the face length with short and small frames that are out of proportion.
The oval face shape is characterised by its balanced proportions and softly rounded features. The oval face shape is longer than it is wide, has high cheekbones and a rounded chin that is somewhat narrower then the forehead.
Majority of styles suit the oval face, however it is important to maintain the balance of the proportions by ensuring the width of glasses are at least as wide as the broadest part of the face. Details such as accented rim tops and decorative temples, perfectly complements the oval face.
It is best to avoid small frames that are out of proportion with the facial dimension, as well as narrow glasses that accentuate face length.
Diamond face shapes are a rarity, characterised by a narrow forehead and eye-line, wide accentuated cheekbones and a narrow jaw line and chin.
When choosing glasses seek to emphasise the eyes and cheekbones, and draw attention up to the top of the face. This can be achieved with upswept and top heavy frames, such as cat eye styles, semi rimless and browline glasses or top rim detailing. Otherwise oval shapes can help maintain the balance of the face, and aviators, circular and some square frames often also flatter the diamond shape.
It is best to avoid narrow frames, which draw attention to the narrow eye line.
Delivery & Returns
WHERE WE DELIVER
Linda Farrow's online store delivers across most international destinations. Please make sure you are on the correct store before proceeding to checkout. Your store view can be switched on the top left menu bar.
Alternatively you can visit your store directly:
If you are ordering within the UK please visit uk.lindafarrow.com.
If you are ordering within the US please visit us.lindafarrow.com.
If you are ordering within the EU please visit eu.lindafarrow.com.
For all other destinations please visit int.lindafarrow.com.
DELIVERY TIMES & COST
Linda Farrow's online shop uses the DHL Express service for all orders, to ensure you always recieve your order as fast as possible.
Linda Farrow offers free delivery to the UK, EU and US.
Delivery to all other international destinations is subject to a fee of €20 per item.
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY (Not including EU & US)
Please note that your order might face additional charges upon import clearance at the country of destination. The International Linda Farrow online shop displays prices free of any duty and taxes, hence prices appear lower than on the EU or UK dedicated online store. Linda Farrow ships all online orders from the United Kingdom. When Items are shipped from overseas into the delivery country, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When an individual or company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf. If you have any concerns over this procedure, we advise you to visit your country's govermental website and seek information on importation, duty and tax charges.
DELIVERY TO THE US
Linda Farrow ships all online orders from the United Kingdom. When Items are shipped from overseas into the United States, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When an individual or company purchases goods from an overseas supplier, CBP considers them the ultimate importer. The ultimate importer can clear the goods or have a broker clear them on their behalf. If you have any concerns over this procedure, we advise you to visit the official U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for more information (a direct link can be found here).
The receiver will be contacted by our shipping partner DHL once the item is in the possession of the US customs, and requested to provide the requested information. Failing to respond within 10 days will cause the items to be returned to Linda Farrow. This procedure can be either quick or lengthily, and is highly dependent on your reach-ability and cooperation. A prompt response when you are asked to provide information, will significantly speed up the importation and your order can be with you within 3-4 days.
DELIVERY TO RUSSIA
Please note shipments to Russia are available only when addressed to a registered business address and is subject to restrictions, delays and local duties and taxes. Please contact us before placing your order.
Linda Farrow ships to Russia on a DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid) basis. This means that no taxes and duties are included in the final purchase price. Instead, when your order arrives in Russia, you will be invoiced for these costs directly by our shipping partner DHL.
LINDA FARROW IS UNABLE TO ADVISE ON THE EXACT COST OF CUSTOMS DUTY, HOWEVER FROM OUR EXPERIENCE IT CAN BE UP TO 50% OF THE ITEM COST.
As the recipient, you are liable for all import duties, customs and local taxes levied by the country you are shipping to and payment of these is necessary to release your order from customs on arrival. If you wish to proceed with your purchase we can process your order over the phone.
DELIVERY TO CHINA
Shipping outside the European Union or the United States? Make sure you are on the International store before you register for an account and place your order.
Customers outside the European Union and the United States are liable to pay local duties and taxes. With this in mind, Linda Farrow international store to not include any duties or taxes. Please note that Linda Farrow does not have the ability to declare a different value when shipping your order, and will not tolerate request to assist in avoiding paying local duties and taxes, as this is considered a legal offence.
Linda Farrow ships all online orders from theUnited Kingdom. When Items are shipped from overseas into the China, it is considered an importation and must be cleared by the Chinese Customs Authorities. The receiver will be contacted by our shipping partner DHL by telephone or Email once the item arrives at the Chinese Border and Customs, and will be requested to provide additional information. The Standard rate for importing into China is 17%, however this is not guaranteed and is subject to changes and variations.
Delivery times may vary depending on the shipment destination and value, and may be delayed as a result of customs clearance. Please account for extra time, and ensure you are available to provide any additional information to the Chinese Customs and Border Authorities.
Average transit times are as follows:
Beijing: 4 - 8 days.
Shanghai: 4 - 6 days.
Wuhan, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Guangzhou: 5 – 6 days.
Hong Kong and Macau: 2 - 3 days.
For more information about Chinese Customs rules and regulations, please visit the Chinese Customs website directly, here.
HOLIDAY SEASON DELIVERY
Linda Farrow delivers all international orders within 2-5 working days, however as this is a busy season we advise to place your orders early.
To ensure your glasses arrive before 25th of December, please order on or before the dates below:
UK delivery - 20th of December.
EU delivery - 17th of December.
International Delivery - 15th of December.
US delivery - 15th of December.
Please note that you will be required to provide additional information to DHL in order to clear the item through customs. Linda Farrow is not liable for late delivery if this information has not been provided.
It is important to us at Linda Farrow that you are happy with your glasses, which means that if you are not fully satisfied with the item you received you can send it back to us within 14 days of receipt. Unfortunately we do not have a returns service in place at the moment, and you will be required to make your own arrangements through any postal carrier. Please note it is very important that when you return an item, we know the order number it relates to and your details. Linda Farrow cannot take liability for returned items that are lost or misdirected on their way back to us, which is why we highly recommend all returns to be recorded and trackable. In all cases, the items returned must be in their original condition. All goods will be inspected on return and any item in unsuitable condition will be sent back to you.
Returning an item is simple, just log into your Linda Farrow account, enter your account area on the top right hand corner and select 'RMA'. Make sure to contact us through this section for a Return Merchandise Authorisation number prior to sending the item back to us, so we can provide you with detailed instructions.
It can take up to 7 days for us to receive your return, depending on which postal service you use. However once we receive them, we will inspect and process the goods within 1-2 business days to ensure you receive what you want as quickly as possible. As soon as your return is processed, and we are confident the goods are in their original condition, we will send you an email confirming the action we have taken. Any refund will automatically be issued to the card used to make the original purchase and you will be contacted via email with a refund confirmation.
Linda Farrow所有商品均由英国发货，注意到达海关需要向有关部门申报进行清关。收货人会收到DHL在中国当地合作伙伴的通知，提供需要的资料，进行清关。中国的进口货物的一般税率为17%, 具体的税收由货物的种类为准，会有调整。
Linda Farrow衷心的希望您对我们的产品百分之百满意，因此对收到货物不满意，可以在14天之内附上收据，进行全款退货。请注意Linda Farrow暂时不提供退货服务，因此顾客需要自行选择邮寄方式，请告知我们您的订单号和详细资料。Linda Farrow对货物在退货过程中的丢失和损坏不承担责任，所以请你选择挂号或追踪的邮寄方式。所有货物寄回时必须保持原样，我们会对产品进行检查，不符合的货物予以退回。
Oversized rounded 'Browline' style sunglasses, constructed on a unique minimal top wire frame. The glasses feature a thick outer lens Frame, attached by a seamless stainless steel construction and adorned with four metallic ‘dot’ detail. The top-frame attached temples are capped at the tips with matching acetate tips for added comfort. The glasses are finished with the ‘Dries Van Noten’ and 'Linda Farrow Collaborations' logos, printed in signature white on the inverted side of the temple.
- Fitted with nylon lenses, finished with hard coating offering 100% UV protection. Lens may appear discoloured in the image due to strong lighting. If required these glasses can be fitted with prescription lenses.
- Acetate and Stainless Steel frame, combined with frame incorporated laminated nose pads.
- Accompanied with a hard black faux leather case with the 'Dries Van Noten' logo embossed at the centre, packaged in a matt black 'pull out' box.
- Additional Information
- Best suited for women
Made in Japan