Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Birgit Nurme
Oxfords
Oxfords and pince-nez Oxfords Pince-nez
Oxfords and lorgnette Oxfords Lorgnette
<ul><li>There is a legend that the style of oxfords was developed in the late 1800s when a  professor at Oxford University...
<ul><li>Non-folding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps the most attractive of the Oxford style due its faithfulness to the mini...
<ul><li>Folding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular  from 1917 to the early 1940s, mostly with  older  people. </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>Z-fold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A benefit of this style is that you can place nose pads on the nose guards, which was...
<ul><li>Oxfords were worn for a relatively short period of time – from late 19th century until 1930s. </li></ul><ul><li>Ox...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Oxford Spectacles

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Oxford Spectacles

  1. 1. Birgit Nurme
  2. 2. Oxfords
  3. 3. Oxfords and pince-nez Oxfords Pince-nez
  4. 4. Oxfords and lorgnette Oxfords Lorgnette
  5. 5. <ul><li>There is a legend that the style of oxfords was developed in the late 1800s when a professor at Oxford University accidentally broke off the handle from a pair of lorgnette spectacles. </li></ul><ul><li>He supposedly affixed two small nose-guards to the frame and found that he could use the tension in the folding spring to perch them on his nose. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Non-folding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps the most attractive of the Oxford style due its faithfulness to the minimalist look. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Folding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular from 1917 to the early 1940s, mostly with older people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folding Oxfords open via a button on the handle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The folding Oxford is most often found with a chain or cord since these eyeglasses were mainly used for reading. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Z-fold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A benefit of this style is that you can place nose pads on the nose guards, which was not possible with regular fold. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Oxfords were worn for a relatively short period of time – from late 19th century until 1930s. </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfords make a great collectible and are often quite ornate. However, they look heavy and are usually among the least favorite designs to wear. </li></ul>

×