Tuesday 28 June 2011

Thirst by Colab and Mike Perry - great tortoiseshell acetates

More from my trip to Shoreditch t'other weekend... I managed to get Chie's name in my last post but failed to get the brand of her glasses. Meanwhile I didn't ask this stylish gent's name, but I did establish the brand of spectacles he so successfully wears.

There are amazing eyewear retailers around the the area, not least the brilliant vintage glasses stall in Spitalfields Market and Zone7Style's pop-up shop on Redchurch Street. Despite this, Chie, like this eyewearwearer above (I wish I'd asked his name) brought her glasses on the other side of the globe.

The frames he wears are by Colab, the serial sunglass collaborators from Down Under. Colab work with talented designers and creative types from all walks of life to create 1,000-piece limited-edition shades. I think these are Thirst by Mike Perry, but I'm more than happy to be corrected. Thirst looks great as sunglasses and glasses. Unfortunately all 1,000 have been sold.

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