80s and 90s Alpina - Sunglasses and Specs For The Slopes and The Streets
For a brand that's name is synonymous with snow sports it may seem surprising that Alpina optical frames are so popular. Much of this is down to the incredible reputation that Alpina eyewear garnered amongst opticians who found that when they sold an Alpina frame to their customers they would keep coming back for more.
What is it that makes Alpina vintage eyewear so special? It comes down to Alpina perfecting the basics of the optical frame design. High quality, with no sacrifices made during the manufacturing process. A pair of vintage Alpina sunglasses or optical frames are easy to fit with custom lenses and prescriptions so you can enjoy the luxury of wearing a pair of handmade German eyeglasses.
During the 1980s and 90s, Alpina released a number of collections of frames. Each had unique variations in design but always kept the highest quality craftsmanship at their core. Look out for the Alpina Talking Glasses collection - which was their most playful and artistic work. These fun frames are now highly sought after amongst vintage eyewear collectors.
For the magpies amongst you, they released the G series which is the gold plated Alpina range. Then, of course, you must mention the M and TR collections which are instantly recognisable and the most celebrated of all.