I decided to try the Portland shape. Even though these were meant for men, I don't think it matters at all. The website has the glasses dimensions on so you can check they will fit ok, and with a choice of black or tortoiseshell frames, they'd look good on anyone. The Portland shape indeed have a retro feel about them, without being too over the top, and I adore the square frame. I find that more square-ish frames are the most complimentary for my face, and the tortoiseshell just give a bit of an interesting spin. They're comfortable, easy to wear, and look classy with everything. They even give my favourite Calvin Klein glasses a run for their money!
This A/W collection (known as the Metropolitan Collection) is based upon iconic tube stations dotted around London. Personally, I love anything that links to London and I love the choice of names. Each frame shape has its own name such as Piccadilly, Bakerloo etc, and I think they capture so many different peoples personalities. With the glasses, you get a protective case and cleaning cloth, as well as the frames being scratch resistant and having anti-reflective lenses. They add on any prescription or you can have blank lenses if you're all about the fashion statements. Starting from £79 and including free delivery, they're a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Move over Specsavers. London Retro are calling.