Saturday, 22 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
The 1980s shades, then made by Bausch & Lomb (which would later concentrate on contact lenses (boo!)), have glass not plastic lenses, giving them a weighty quality.
I hadn't realised some of the detail B&L included in its frames, there's a "BL" on one of the lenses and a tiny "Bausch & Lomb" printed across the top of the bridge.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Found two great new blogs tonight - new to me anyway.
The first is Vintage Frames Company which I'll be having a thoroughly good look through soon, and the second - which Dr Shapiro at the VFC put me on to - is ZONE7STYLE, "the UK's leading authority on specialist vintage", by Seth Bradley.
Monday, 17 August 2009
Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer launched its invisible hinge in the early 2000s, with its first eyewear collection, "27 degrees". Unlike those above, its clever hinge is hidden, "invisible" even.
Some kind of mathematical magic means that by cutting the temple at 27 degrees, you cannot see inside it: open, closed or anywhere in-between.
Acclaimed British designer Ross Lovegrove was the man with the 27-degree plan - genius.
Look and learn. The video gives you an idea, but the guy from Sunglassesavantgarde.com underplays the hinge big time.
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Zach Galifianakis wears Blublocker sunglasses in the Hangover and these are the unidentifieds from last week.
Durr, get it. Thanks to Graz for helping me out.
I didn't realise the picture mike_1992 posted was from the movie The Hangover.
Lots of people have blogged this already. In May. Before I really got going. Playing catch-up!
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I've failed thus far to find an even close answer to Mike_1992's tweet wanting to know who these aviators are by, but my quest remains and we (me and my slowly developing spectacle blogging community) will soon come up with a half decent answer. One day.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Ray-Ban Clubmasters are likely the most famous glasses of the "browline" style.
This young lady is unlikely a Fraulein, however, as this picture was taken in Los Angeles, again by HiStyley.com
Model featured is Ray-Ban RB3016.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Still, hats off to Marcolin and Margiela for having the balls to do something different... Frame Freak did a great John Hughes eyewear obit post which featured Devo sunglasses (left). I remember having a grey pair and struggling to make them comfortable (alright, yes, I was eight or something and also found all knitwear intolerable).
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Jim, I really like those frames but if you really are the best optician in the world, I expect an email detailing the make and model number by the end of the month.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
*Update* Here I am in l.a. Eyeworks Hicks on a cold winter's day