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:
When 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.
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
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.
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.
Cheers! Jason (left) with Seamus from the shop on Floral Street.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!