Garrett Leight continues his fathers legacy

Finally we had the pleasure to see the Garrett Leight‘s very first eyewear collection. As a son of the founder of Oliver Peoples, Larry Leight, he has chosen to extend his fathers legacy in designing classic spectacles. Garrett Leight’s collection has the same tasteful finish as the legendary eyewear brand Oliver Peoples. But even though all the frames are very classic and we can clearly see the heritage from his father, he has added a new touch by using unique colors.

What do you think about the collection?

Oliver Peoples Vintage

Finally, I had the pleasure to see the whole Oliver Peoples Vintage collection in real life. As we’ve been mentioning before it’s a limited edition collection containing 3 classic models: OP-505, Oliver Peoples very first frame, O’Malley, the famous frame worn by Christian Bale in the movie “American Psycho”,  and OP-1955, with it’s significant plastic temple in another color than the front.


The whole Oliver Peoples Vintage collection


O’Malley

OP-1955


OP-505


I really love the whole vintage concept, that even the spectacle cases, the bags and the product sheets are specifically designed for this limited edition collection. This gives the whole collection a genuine feeling of exclusivity!

You can find more pictures at their official website, which is definitely worth a visit – it’s such a beautiful website, with amazing photos of the collection. Check it out (HERE).

Wood grain

l.a. Eyeworks always has crazy shapes and colors. And now they have the craziest textures as well. It looks and feels like wood grain – feels very soft and natural – but its actual acetate!

Even other brands, such as Vasuma and Theo have made wood-inspired frames. What do You think? Bonocle loves it!

NEW IN! Leisure Society

Very exciting: We finally got to open the Leisure Society box! They are just lovely.

 Leisure Society’s frames are certainly not like the average frame. This is something really special. The detailing is rich and super fine. Some frames are 24 K gold plated. The sunglass lenses (being scratch proof, anti glare, 12-layered anti reflective treated and 99.9% distortion free) are of the best quality you can find.

We recieved both opftalmic frames and sunglasses. We also love the careful thought put into the details of the etchings in the metal and the case, boxes for the case, cleaning cloth and the lovely booklet that each frame comes with and the lookbook and display material for the shop. Everything is made so carefully. These are truly high end frames.

All frames are handmade in Japan wich gives them the great quality and they were all designed by Shane Baum, the founder of Baum Vision. You can read more about Leisure Society and watch the lovely movie in a previous post we wrote.

Here’s a few of close ups. Enjoy!


Even the small metal piece on the nose pads are etched.


Tasteful details.


The boxes for the case for the frame.


Love the burgundy on top!


Optical frame in lovely frosty acetate.


Lovely inside and out.


This is a really elegant frame.

The Bonocle Girls’ new glasses

Both Jasmin and I bought ourselves a new pair of glasses this weekend, and ironically we both chose a round, retro/vintage, golden metal frame:



Jasmin’s frame is the thin one, from Savile Row. Mine is the second one, it is a vintage frame from Beau Monde that I found in the Bågar & Glas in Gamla Stan (Old Town) of Stockholm.

Below you can see Jasmin wearing her new Savile Row, it suits exceptionally!