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Oliver Goldsmith glasses are synonymous with stars and style. Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly, Michael Caine, Audrey Hepburn, John Lennon. Think iconic style makers. Givenchy, Dior, Vidal Sassoon. Think iconic films of the Fifties and Sixties. The Ipcress File, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Two for the Road. They’ve all got one thing in common: Oliver Goldsmith. Oliver Goldsmith is a family business. It was founded in 1926 by Philip Oliver Goldsmith, a salesman for a small optical firm. Spectacles at the time were uncomfortable, unflattering and uninspiring. The choice of materials was limited to expensive tortoiseshell or cumbersome metal. Goldsmith set out to transform the way that glasses were both designed and made. In 1935 Charles Goldsmith entered the family firm. His vision was that glasses could become an item of fashion, especially when worn as sunglasses. Up until then sunglasses were any old pair of specs with tinted lenses. Charles designed glasses that were made to be sunglasses. His first two customers for the new "sunspecs" were the most prestigious stores in London: Fortnum & Mason and Simpsons of Piccadilly. They sold out within a week. Oliver Goldsmith spectacles claim to be the first to see glasses as fashion accessories; the first to make sunspecs; the first to make ‘winter sunglasses’ and the first to work alongside fashion houses to create one-off pieces for the catwalks. Oliver Goldsmith also claim they were the first to appear in Vogue and Queen, and the first to be endorsed by celebrities and Royals. Oliver Goldsmith specs are of the highest order and are particularly stylish frames.