|London Retro Highgate Glasses* £79|
The Highgate Frames are part of their new Metropolitan Collection, which is aiming to capture the sartorial flair of London - I'm not completely sure what that means but I think the collection as a whole is quite nice. The rounded Reggie Frames are super cool, the bold square shape of the Caine Frames is a classic and the extreme cat-eye shape of the Babs Frames is incredibly unique & a lot of fun.
When I was invited to pick out a pair from the collection I chose one of the largest frames, the Highgate, because I have an enormous moon face and most glasses are far too small and make my cheeks look even chubbier, which isn't really a good look for me. I must admit, I do wish these were a little bigger. I think that's my only complaint with London Retro's range, they don't really have any over-sized frames for us moon-faced people. I like the combination of clear and black acetate, it adds a little more dimension and interest to the frames & the slightly square shape is nice. They're incredibly lightweight too, which is perfect because I almost forget I'm wearing them sometimes and they don't feel too flimsy either despite being so light.
They don't beat my Ralph Lauren pair to my number 1 favourite spot, but they are a comfortable alternative for those lazy days when I want to be a little more low-key and not so statement with my glasses.
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