Yes, the Hilton Monsieur 021 is very strongly inspired by the Cartier Vendôme frame. But oddly enough, instead of merely being a high quality bootleg, it even adds a little extra to the original: The temple and nose bridge have been totally redesigned to take to perfectly complement the boldness of the front and carry it all the way to the earpieces. Instead of three stripes like on the Vendôme Louis Cartier, the Monsieur 021 sets a silver square inside the nose bridge and gold metal groves inside oversized silver temples. The craftsmanship is absolutely breathtaking and the quality of the frame doesn't shy any comparison with the Vendôme, while the 021 is much more affordable. And it's just a beautiful nod to Christian Dior to have a line called Monsieur, even though the inspiration for the frame comes from a french jeweler and has nothing to do with Dior except for the relevance it had in that era. The 021 remains one of the classiest frames produced by Hilton.
Hilton eyewear rose to success shortly after luxury jewelers like Cartier and Fred established themselves in the eyewear market. Hilton started producing high quality gold plated sunglasses and frames that were often heavily inspired by their competitors. Due to the originality and very high production standard of their designs, Hilton soon gained a cult following amongst the Hip Hop community. Especially their bootleg versions of classic Fred and Cartier designs are highly appreciated to this day. Hilton still exists today and established themselves as distributors of luxury eyewear brands like Boucheron, Burberry and Mont Blanc.
Made in Italy in the 1980s.
New unworn deadstock. Frame and lenses are in perfect condition.
Original green lenses with 100% UV protection.
Shiny gold frame with silver details.
Size 53*22 (Medium to Large)
Front width from temple to temple: 140mm / 5.5 inches
Temple length: 140mm
Including FPOS hardcase.
1-3 business days
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