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Eye wear Fashion History 1

Eye wear Fashion History 1

Where in eye wear fashion history  do you think the first sunglasses came from? If I said they were made out of necessity by an Eskimo what would you say? It should not surprise you really as we experience how they feel every time we go skiing  or have a fall of snow followed by a sunny day.

There was no plastic or acetate in the prehistoric times.Eskimo`s will have hunted with spears made of flint and bone. Imagine the eureka moment! The Eskimo frustrated by the glare from the sun takes a piece of bone he strikes it therefore causing a slit and carving out the marrow he ties it around his face. Suddenly the brightness is dimmed!

Our first sunglasses are created.

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Middle Ages Eye wear fashion history

They are a long way from the modern sun glass and sun reader offered by us in our IZIPIZI range but without that Eskimo where would we be?

Where to next? Well our eyes deteriorate rapidly even today. In the middle ages where candlelight was the only medium with which to read in the dark, they deteriorated even faster.

If you were aged 45 or over and were lucky enough to still be alive your eyesight was shot!

The Clergy who lived in the monasteries of the time were therefore particularly effected as they wrote many of the manuscripts often by candle light.

Salvino Degli Armati is said to be the inventor of the first properly made spectacles. These were rivet spectacles made from steel or any pliable metal and held together by rivets. They must have been so uncomfortable to wear. He was a member of the clergy and lived and worked in the monasteries of the day. Well enough history for now. Please check in on our second part when we will once again be looking at the history of eye wear.

eyewear in the middle ages

In the meantime take a look at our sister website Funkyreaders that has a large selection of European reading glasses sunglasses and sun reading glasses . We guarantee they are not made from rivets. They therefore will be more comfortable than Senor Armati`s- no not senor Armani!!

Check in on how things continued to develop.

Ciao for now!

Martin and Judith

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See-Concept becomes IZIPIZI

See-Concept Let Me See

See-Concept Let Me See re branded to IZIPIZI in 2017. People who are looking for See-Concept reading glasses should look here. Nothing has changed except the name.

Conceived in Paris,the shapes and colours that they first started with are still here. Look for them in the IZIPIZI collection. Therefore buy them here!

As original UK stockists of Let Me See now IZIPIZI, we try to stock the full range that is ever growing.

Since the re brand the original #a,#b,#c,#d and#e have now extended to #f, #g, #h and #i.

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History of See-Concept Let Me see

Created in 2010. Their secret of success was that they never never stopped innovating and reinventing themselves. They took a leap into the future and changed their name to IZIPIZI. Now they engage with a wider audience. They have developed a benchmark brand which is reflected in our sales around the world.

The See Concept, quality, packaging, colours and energy exist in IZIPIZI in abundance. Nothing has changed except the name.

See-Concept Let Me See is Inventive-Zappy-Ideal-Pulsating-Invigorating-Zingy-Iconic those are just a few words that now describe IZIPIZI.

Next day delivery, FREE POSTAGE in the UK on 2 or more pairs  and a generous returns policy.

#A can be found here.

Navy #A izipizi
See-Concept original colour now #a IZIPIZI

#B is here

Green #B izipizi
See-Concept original colour now#B IZIPIZI

#C look no further

 

Screen Tortoise #C izipizi
See-Concept original colour now #C IZIPIZI

Those were the 3 original shapes

See the other shapes available here

Lovers of this brand will remember when the team in Paris designed SeeHome. “Reading glasses for seeing close up”. Because they stand in a fixed stand you can use them on your office desk. The Magnification was set at +2.5.

The product also came as a magnet which could be placed on your fridge. The magnification helped with the tiny print on tins and bottles.

The team have come a long way since then.

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IZIPIZI Flash light Collection

Flash Lights IZIPIZI collection Spring Summer 2019 here now!

Flash Lights IZIPIZI collection Spring Summer 2019 here now!

Flash Lights IZIPIZI collection Spring Summer 2019 has arrived! Azure Blue, Flash Lights, Pink Halo and Yellow Chrome star in this fabulous trend setting range.

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WHERE TO BUY IZIPIZI PRODUCTS IN THE UK

WHERE TO BUY IZIPIZI PRODUCTS IN THE UK

As a result of being an official IZIPIZI stockist we sell IZIPIZI products online and furthermore you will find as at shows based in the areas of  London, Manchester, Birmingham and throughout the UK.

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Don`t leave it too late!

Christmas shopping gift ideas

Christmas shopping gift ideas.

Christmas is on everybody`s mind once again.

So therefore what do we buy for our loved ones?

A Christmas gift does not have to be expensive because often the thought is more appreciated than the gift itself.

However! Continue reading “Christmas shopping gift ideas”

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Reading Glasses part 2

Reading Glasses have become part of modern day life. There are essentially 3 types.

  • Men`s reading glasses.
  • Women`s reading glasses.
  • Unisex reading glasses.

Are they necessary read more ….

Fashion Reading Glasses

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IZIPIZI The Field

IZIPIZI the field collection

IZIPIZI the field collection

New for autumn and winter 2018 is the field collection of reading glasses from izipizi. Take a walk in the countryside with the new invigorating colours from this collection and feel instantly refreshed.Fashion Reading Glasses

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Fashion Reading Glasses

Fashion Reading Glasses

Fashion Reading Glasses should be a marriage of style and quality. As reading glasses are a necessity the designs often tend to be dull and boring.

We believe in making a luxury item out of a necessity and stamping them with modernity. Giorgio Armani famously said ” The difference between style and fashion is quality”.

Eye Eye Design believe that IZIPIZI  Doubleice and Sempre Art have achieved this with their collection of fashion reading glasses. But what is the history behind fashion reading glasses….read onFashion Reading Glasses Continue reading “Fashion Reading Glasses”

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Izipizi Sun Reading Glasses

IZIPIZI Sun Reading Glasses

IZIPIZI Sun Reading Glasses come in 5 shapes and many different colours.

They have a soft touch finish to their cool and trendy frames.

The lenses give 100% UV category 3 sun protection to your eyes.

They have flexible temples to give a firm comfortable fit.

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