Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Molly Sims wears Orgreen Drake aviators

Molly Sims  Photo: Sara Jaye. click photo to enlargeModel and actress Molly Sims wears Drake beta-titanium aviators by Danish brand Orgreen at the Artsee event during New York Design week.

Note the little grate at the bridge...

Orgreen Drake aviator sunglasses - click to enlarge image
Picture: Sara Jaye

Oliver Goldsmith's "Goggles" - Fashion, right on the nose

You don't need to be Gok Wan to know that a lot of today's glasses are positively influenced by retro fashion, including the 1980s (Come back soon when I link Tom Ford's sunglass collection with Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow).

Until then, enjoy this from 1981. More on Oliver Goldsmith soon - still some of the best sunglasses in the world:

"Fashion - right on the nose" - genius.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are the ting in Hastings

Ray-Ban Wayfarers - click to enlarge pic
Tom runs the Optical Lounge on George Street in Hastings Old Town or 'Tings as he referred to it.

He wears some wonderful Ray-Ban Wayfarers - I didn't ask him but they look like a vintage pair.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Spectacles should be big - IC! Berlin show the way

I love these glasses by IC! Berlin, another terrific German brand.#

Slowly but surely the common people are realising that letterbox-shaped styles are a thing of the past and big, Jarvis Cockeresque are where it's at.

These are confusingly named Nameless 12.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Holding out for a hero... a Kirk Hero

Melissa Kirk in black and silver - click to enlargeWhen I first came across Kirk Heroes about three years ago I wasn't so sure. click on the image for a closer look - not the way the glitter gradually start above the left eye. I think these are Melissa Kirk in black and silver...
I love them now, and I have a similar pair of my own in black and red - well ahead of their time.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Vintage red sunglasses from London's Spitalfields market

1960s Italian sunglasses - click to enlarge picture
Mrs Eyewearglasses, Beck, wears some 1960s Italian unbranded red crystal sunglasses, which she picked up from a guy called Adam on Spitalfields Market a few years back.
For more details and an online shop visit Klasik.org

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Mykita and Bernard Willhelm - round sunglasses

Mykita is a very special German brand of specs that started in 2004 - if you don't know them, hop over to their site and learn. in my opinion they've created not one but two of the best hinge designs ever known to glasses. With oodles of style too... you'll come to see a lot of them on this site.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Kirk Originals party continued...

Despite the signage, this (right) is Stephen, not Nigel.

Stephen clearly has an eye for style and shows what a little enthusiasm and taste can do - a great look, great combo of crystal and blue.

This pic was taken at the Kirk Orginals Turbo Preview launch in Covent Garden, London. The next few photos will feature more of Kirks' signature style, with the temple curving round the front of the frame.

Rob wears Kirk Originals

Kirk Originals

More Kirk Originals, this time on Jason and Seamus

Cheers! Jason (left) with Seamus from the shop on Floral Street.

Monday, 22 June 2009

See Eyewear 1204 - all the way from San Fran

See Eyewear 1204 - click for a larger image
While I enjoyed a bottle of Becks courtesy of Kirks I met a few interesting glasses related folk.

Rebekah laughed at my quirky English ways, but was nevertheless willing to have a picture taken wearing her tremendous retro frames.

The glasses are by See Eyewear, for whom Rebekah works in San Francisco.

A little research and I think they're model no 1204. She will no doubt correct me if they're not...

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Kirk Originals: Turbo Bobcat. At last Rob starts the blog...

Kirk Original Turbo.Click on image for larger version...

Rory wears Turbo Bobcat by Kirk Originals.

And we're off. Eye Wear Glasses is a blog about me, who wears glasses and you, if you wear'em. On this blog you will only find cool glasses, no rubbish. High fashion, the best workmanship and anything that grabs my eye.

If you want to feature drop me a line at eyewearglasses@gmail.com.

The first few will posts are going to feature Kirk Originals stuff after a terrific party earlier this month in Covent Garden got me started with a load of photos. My old colleague Rory knows his glasses but rarely wears them - come on Rory they look great, buy a pair!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Coming soon: Eye wear glasses

Coming soon... follow the Eye Wear Glasses RSS feed or come back here in a few days/weeks/months (ASAP) to find kick-ass glasses for the four-eyed classes...

Glasses Eye Wear - the frames and sunglasses I wear / have worn

Mykita Nils (with Arthur)...

Mykita Nils
Ray-Ban Wayfarer...

Rob Moss wears Ray-Ban WayfarerFace à Face Eden...