A pair of Oxfords is eyeglasses that are held in place only by the means of a clip over the nose bridge or commonly called by its French name pince-nez. Even if a pair of pince-nez gripped hard on the bridge of the nose, there’s always a chance of them slipping off and dropping to the ground and breaking them up altogether. The solution during the 19th century was to include a ribbon loop which is made out of metal providing a place for the user to tie a ribbon or a cord.
Black had been the favored color for ribbons and cords in order to secure this vintage eyewear then, even if people had expressed hostile opinions being viewed as classless. Today, however, the opposite effect is produced by having a pair of eyeglasses with ribbons or laces that may look elegant, intellectual and even aristocratic. The pince-nez had evolved into spectacles that have 2 sides that are placed over the right and left ear.
The 1950s spectacles had become a fashion accessory in Europe and North America. Eyeglasses wearers had demanded comfortable, stylish and functional designs that can exhibit both elegance and variety. Even during those times, glasses had become an additional refinement where people had enhanced their personalities, to look smart and discreet in a variety of colors and designs. The use of cinta etnica (ethnic ribbons) to hold eyeglasses is to ensure that it will not fall down and be broken and also for the owner or user to avoid losing them.
People had generally taken for granted one of the world’s most important invention which is the spectacles or eyeglasses. Imagine what life would have been of not being able to see images clearly or sharply. No one really knows who invented the spectacles, although between the year 1000 to 1250, a crude mechanical grinding developed in monasteries and English Friar Roger Bacon, noted that letters are seen better and larger when viewed through less than half a sphere of glass which is the basis for a convex lens.
The island of Murano in Italy was the most advanced centers for the medieval glass industry, but it was in the city of Florence that led in the innovation, production, spread and sale of spectacles within and outside of Italy. Florence had produced large quantities of convex lenses for presbyopes and concave lenses for myopes. Demand had increased since people thought that wearing spectacles made them look important and dignified since Florentine eyeglasses were considered prized possessions of wealthy scholars, churchmen, artisans and high-class individuals in the medieval world.
That type of look is still manifested in the wearing of spectacles or eyeglasses, whether they are colored or plain. Hangers los autenticos cuelgagafas offers different types of eyeglass laces, ribbons and hangers made from different type of materials such as neoprene, cloth, chains, leather, lycra, crystals, pearls, shells and much more. Orders can be delivered within 7 – 14 days and for information and orders send an email to Hangers@hangers.es.