Timeless tortoiseshell frames that never go out of fashion
Chic and stylish, tortoiseshell glasses frames will never go out of fashion.
Traditionally this design features warming colours in a mottled pattern that mimics a tortoise’s shell.
Originally, they would have been made from actual tortoiseshell, but today they simply take inspiration from this beautiful natural form.
A timeless choice, tortoiseshell frames look great on both men and women and suit pretty much any colouring.
As with all classic designs, there are now many alternative takes on this style and we stock a wide range of tortoiseshell inspired frames at Patrick & Menzies. Here are just a few of our favourites.
The fiery flecks of these Emporio Armani frames coupled with the rounded shaping accentuate the eyes perfectly. The design is alive with colour making them a fantastic choice if you love statement eyewear.
There’s so much to love about these specs from Episode. Warming tortoiseshell blends to a dark pinky purple as you move down the lens. This standout design brings a wholly modern twist to the classic tortoiseshell look.
A much more pared back approach to the tortoiseshell look, these Polo frames still feature mottled colouring, but with a darker palette, perfect if you prefer an uncomplicated look.
Fans of the Tiffany & Co brand will fall in love when they see these specs. Taking a bold approach to tortoiseshell, the traditional warm brown tones are mixed with lighter beiges alongside the stunning blue the brand is so well known for. Cat eye shaping completes this pair of sophisticated specs.
Thin tortoiseshell frames are coupled with embossed metal sides to create this contemporary design from Versace. As you would expect from this stylish brand the combination works perfectly.
These chunky frames from Walter & Herbert are some of our favourites. They feature the kind of colouring you would expect from tortoiseshell designs, but the different shades are blended creating a more fluid, flowing look. The warm colouring and strong shaping combine to create the kind of quality you would expect from this creative eyewear brand.
Looking for your next pair of glasses? You can browse a wide selection of frames available at Patrick & Menzies from the comfort of your home.
If you are worried about your vision or are due a regular check-up get in touch today to book an appointment. We have branches in Braintree, Brightlingsea, Manningtree and Mersea.
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