horn-and-shell frames

joh2001smile

Senior Member
Chinese
I know frames mean frames of the glasses, but what horn-and-shell frames mean here?
Context:
Favorite sunglasses
I love my horn-and-shell frames by E.B. Meyrowitz from London. They are completely made by hand and you don't see them everywhere like most designer frames. They have classic models from the 1960s which are my favorite.
 
  • Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    The frames are made from animal horn and some sort of shell, perhaps tortoise or turtle-shell or at least made from plastic that looks like horn and shell. I think turtle- shell might be illegal these days, but since he says they are handmade that suggests the real thing.

    Hermione
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top