Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Tell me that a car brand has a line of sunglasses and I will probably be pretty sceptical. And tell me that the said car brand is Ferrari, I would probably roll my eyes and expect the resulting product to be predictable, profit-driven, brand-licensed tosh. I'd be very wrong though in this case.
These vintage 1980s Ferrari F27S folding sunglasses, which Chris Metzler featured on his terrific blog Great Vintage Sunglasses yesterday, had me up on my hind legs like a frisky stallion. Visit Great Vintage Sunglasses for more detail. I too love the horse detail behind the fold!
Photos: Chris Metzler.
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Kirk Originals' latest collection of sunglasses - Vector - is terrific and, as is frequently the case from Kirks, it ignores some of the more obvious trends and includes an element of quirkiness.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
RAEN Optics has teamed up with surfer Alex Knost for the first instalment of its 2010 colection.
Friday, 20 November 2009
It's been a while since I've done a "unidentified" post, partly because I'm always a bit anxious it will make me look a bit silly and people will tut, sigh, shake their head and think "this Eye Wear Glasses man doesn't know his temple tip from his nosepad".
I've a few ideas but thought I'd open it up to the peepers peeps.. any ideas? - comment below
Mark emailed me because he wants to buy the same glasses as eyecon Elvis Costello.
Am going to the dentist tomorrow for root canal work! (And I would rather be anywhere else but here...)
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Found another glasses blog today, Optical Ruminations by Jules Clarke, and his most recent post features this video of the Tornado, by Derapage Eyewear, an Italian collection. All made from chemically cut surgical grade stainless steel:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Usually when I write about good glasses, a thick slice of it is around good design - functional, aesthetic, technical, combining infuences, whatever.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Ksubi has released these pics of its 2010 collection, and its difficult to know which is best, the phtography or the glasses. The lead-windowed style (right and above, my description not Ksubi's) are ludicrously perfect.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
How's that for a hinge? Monoqool are a new glasses company, combining Japanese craftsmanship and technology with Danish design. It's a pretty unusual hinge, but I like it for its simplicity.
Welcome Monoqool, I'm sure we'll be hearing more on them in future.
Top is the Belle, the Helix hinge is 1.0mm stainless steel, which joins with a 0.6mm stainless steel front. And beneath that, the Lemur, made from 0.6mm beta-titanium.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
I love the detail on these Ted Lapidus vintage shades, which I found on Loveiwear.com, thanks to Seth Bradley: the gold edge around the lenses, the faux wood dashboard-like temples and the shade of the lens compared to the black frame.
As an ex-smoker, I can't imagine wearing them without holding a cigarette, no, a big fat cigar?
Monday, 2 November 2009
I mentioned to a friend that I just blogged about Rihanna's sunglasses and a conversation ensued where I said things like, "No, they're not that outrageous..."
Well the above explains the misunderstanding, this final pair "Barracuda" feature on Rihanna in the Run This Town video. They're made, along with the two above them, by a-morir by Kerin Rose, a New York accessories brand. The spikey pair, Sabotage, are $600!
Sunday, 1 November 2009
I'm liking the colours in 55DSL sunglasses for next year. She wears Giulietta, a 1970s influenced two-colour shape, while he wears two pairs of Alfa, which clearly has a more 1980s feel.