Thursday 31 December 2009

Cutler and Gross spectacles - on the street in Covent Garden

Another great style from Cutler & Gross - am loving the colour. Great choice...

Happy New Year to everyone...

Wednesday 30 December 2009

Blue Ray-Ban Wayfarers with matching hood - sales shopping on Oxford Street

Ray-Ban Wayfarer glasses. Photo: Rob Moss
Six months on, my first streetstyle picture. This guy happily let me photo him in his blue Ray-Ban Wayfarer RB5121 glasses. It's great to see people colour co-ordinating their specs.

Tuesday 29 December 2009

Thursday 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas all... back soon

Thanks for following, visiting, loving, helping, sharing and just generally being good eyewear-admiring folk.

Happy Christmas all - "Happy Holidays" to all those Stateside.

And I leave you with a cheesy Christmas joke:

What do you call a blind reindeer?

No idea.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Monocles, cool? Yeah, right, and walking canes

Mr Uppity, by Roger Hargreaves, wore a monocle and look how rude it made himCall me Mr Uppity, but this week's reports that monocles might be back in fashion in London are nonsense. I really can't see it myself. With neither eye.

An opticians has perhaps hired a more creative PR firm than before, but monocles will forever remain an eccentricity of Chris Eubank, Sir Patrick Moore, Henry Hatsworth and the like.

And just as Eubank, Lord of the Manor of Brighton's walking cane never really caught on, neither will the monocle.

UK optical chain Vision Express said it would start stocking £50 monocles, in response to an unexpected spate of requests. That may well be so, and perhaps there's an underground monocular movement that Eye Wear Glasses is failing to spot, but I bet they don't sell any, except in some buy-one-get-one-free deal (with free bridge and temples) for fancy dress party-goers.

Nevertheless I did find this picture of Winona Ryder... note the much cooler shades in the background.

Winona Ryder in Heathers wearing a vaguely cool monocle

Saturday 12 December 2009

Unidentified aviator-shaped eyeglasses in Milan - and a great haircut

Sweet, Milan. Inidentified glasses. Photo: Trendycrew.comI love these glasses (and the hair) but, I must admit, I haven't a clue who makes them. Ideas welcome!

Photo courtesy of Trendycrew.

Friday 11 December 2009

Vintage square sunglasses by Safilo - from the bottom of a drawer

Safilo vintage sunglasses. Photo: eli__sa

It's been a while since I've seen vintage shades as good as these. They're by Italian eyewear giant Safilo and Elisa found them in the bottom of a drawer in a shop in her parents' village in Italy.

I think they're 1960s or 70s. I love the bridge and the detail where the temples join the frame.

With big thanks to eli__sa for letting me publish this terrific photograph. Feel free to comment if you have more detail!

Thursday 10 December 2009

Claire Goldsmith Legacy glasses collection

Claire Goldsmith Legacy spectacles - O'ConnellIt brings me great pleasure when I can rave about some British designers and they don't come much greater than Oliver Goldsmith.

Claire Goldsmith relaunched Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses four years ago, recreating many of the vintage designs of the past 70
Claire Goldsmith Legacy spectacles - Lowe

Claire Goldsmith says, “The collection has been designed by the team I have put together since re-launching the Oliver Goldsmith brand.

"The OG re-launch has been incredibly well received and the classic designs taken from the archive once again can be seen to be worn on some of the coolest faces out there.

"But vintage is just one trick and we can do so much more. Legacy represents the future.”

Claire Goldsmith Legacy spectacles - Healy
I agree. Great shapes and I love the mixture of
1950s vintage details with more 1970s and 1980s finishes.

Hold on to that design
Claire Goldsmith Legacy spectacles - Harris
team Claire!

Stockists include Artsee in NY and Gogosha Optique in LA. Available February.

Wednesday 9 December 2009

Oh Betty! January Jones in Moscot Vilda sunglasses

January Jones in Moscot Vilda sunglassesThere's much debate about this picture of January Jones, who plays Betty Draper in Mad Men. I can't imagine why.

It seems some believe these sunglasses are by Moscot - indeed GQ captioned another picture from this shoot as so.

But other bloggers have suggested Oliver Peoples.

Moscot Vilda me thinks. Great Wayfarer alternatives...

When is Mad Men back on telly?

Monday 7 December 2009

Élise Crombez wears Gold and Wood eyewear

A 10-minute slideshow of pictures of Belgian model Élise Crombez wearing luxury eyewear brand Gold & Wood glasses and sunglasses. There are some great styles included...

Who makes Jo Brand's black and white glasses? Alain Mikli, that's who

Alain Mikli AO715 black and white glasses

Primetime UK television got the twitterati talking this week when Jo Brand presented Have I Got News For You wearing an unusual, asymmetric pair of black and white glasses.

To be honest they didn't go down very well in most tweets; eyewear ignorance prevailed.

But Eye Wear Glasses thought they were bloody brilliant. Alain Mikli at his best. The style worn was AO715.

If you want to see how these Alain Mikli specs look on Jo Brand you can watch HIGNFY on iPlayer here... Until the BBC takes it down on Friday... Oh, and you can only watch this if you're in the UK.

Must do more on Mikli... Thanks to contactsandspecs, who sell the above specs, for the picture.

Saturday 5 December 2009

Framers glasses from Germany... pink Frisbee action shot

Framers glasers | Framers brillen
Framers glasers | Framers brillenGood quality German glasses with a tad more attitude than most: Framers. A new brand for me.... I love the amber specs (top), and the Frisbee-throwing attire (bot).

Friday 4 December 2009

And after all, you're my wonder wall: Wonderglasses

Wonderglasses brillen glasses lunettes
Wonderglasses brillen glasses lunettesGet these for wonderful glasses pictures! These German wonders are made by Wonderglasses. I think these pics represent the first signs of Christmas coming to EWG!!!...

Thursday 3 December 2009

Shapely black spectacles in Milan

Unidentified glasses from PimPumPamI love the contrast between the internal and external eye shapes on this unidentified black acetate frame. With thanks to PimPumPam.

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Retro Super Future Flat Top sunglasses now in black leather

RetroSuperFuture black leather Flat Top sunglasses
RetroSuperFuture black leather Flat Top sunglasses

RetroSuperFuture black leather Flat Top sunglasses Remember my post on RetroSuperFuture Flat Top sunglasses a few weeks ago? Well, I thought they couldn't come much better than those, but they've just been trumped by these Super-limited edition black leather Flat Tops. Only available online from this Thursday to next (3-10 December) at Retro Super Future.