TVR® SERIES 5 — 2023 Edition Vintage Horn Rim 8mm Japanese Zylonite Acetate
The latest TVR® SERIES 5 draws inspiration from the Steampunk sunglasses that were also commonly known as work glasses, riding glasses, biker’s green glasses, goggles or industrial working glasses with side vents. Primarily, these were used to protect the eyes from dusts and gravels from entering the eyes.
Steampunk glasses became so popular that in the 1950s, people started using them as fashion accessories. In the early 1960s, Yves Saint Laurent introduced le smoking, the first tuxedo suit designed for women. It was a revolutionary moment for women to carry such androgyny especially in mainstream fashion. It was also when women started to wear manly eyeglasses as part of the trend of le smoking suits — making sunglasses a unisex yet classically bold expression.
Today, these protective vintage safety goggles become unique collectors’ item or one-of-a-kind accessories. The TVR® SERIES 5 collection is a true testament to the fusion of ‘East meets West’, combining Japanese handcrafted artisanal qualities with American design philosophies. The new model is crafted entirely using 8mm Japanese Zylonite material for its fronts, while its temples feature 6mm material for ultimate comfort and fit, even with its extremely bold features on the front.