Meet C.W. DIxey & Son Eyewear

C.W. Dixey & Son is a prestigious brand with a long history. Established in London 1777, worn by some of the worlds most influential people such as Churchill and Napoleon among several royalties from England and Sweden over the years, C.W. Dixey & Son is a brand with unique history and heritage. The company is today still going strong keeping its values by remaining an independent family business.

All frames are handmade in France, focused on quality and exclusivity with an understated elegance. The current collection “Chartwell” finds its inspiration in the frames  created for Sir Winston Churchill for many years ago. The 8 models which constitutes the Chartwell collection comes in three classical colors: black, dark tortoise and light tortoise. Both shapes and color settings are true to the history and in a true classical spirit you get your C.W. Dixey & Son eyewear together with an elegant handmade leather case.

What is old is new.

What is old is new. There are several glasses in a 1920’s or 1930’s type of style. They are so beautiful and classic. Traditionally made metal frames in a slightly droopy round shape, delicate details in the metal and tortoise colored rims.

From the top: Algha Savile Row Panto, Oliver Peoples Vintage MP-2, Barton Perreira Corso (46) and Garrett Leight Winston.

Look at the amazing details!

So delicate.

The G-15 Lens

To me the G-15 lens is is a very classic and safe choice of color for sunglasses – Especially if you’re getting prescription sunglasses. The green-grayish color is soft on the eyes and looks very good in both metal and acetate frames.

In 1951 Bausch & Lomb invented the N-15 lens for the Navy Air Corps. The N-15 was later altered to be more suitable for prescription use.

The human eye responds more to green and yellow light than blues and reds. The G-15 lens emphasizes the wavelengths our eyes are most sensitive to and blocks the other colors. This gives you a natural vision without distorting the colors – it’s easier on the eyes.

The original G-15 lens is of mineral glass and blocks 85% of the light, which means it’s a dark lens since only 15% light gets through to your eyes. And of course the lens has 100% UV-protection.

Different lens manufacturers have different names for the G-15 color. Zeiss names it Pioneer, Essilor calls it . But Bausch & Lomb was first to call it G-15.

Photo from here.

On the Beach… Goa, India

I had a great vacation in India! We went to Palolerm in Goa, which really is a paradise. Unfortunately not in an Eyewear perspective, though – most of the tourists wore fake Ray-Bans… except for one man from Canada, who is a great eyewear fan and had wonderful sunglasses that he’d bought in New York.

The brand name of the sunglasses is called Harpers, a british company established 1978 by an optometrist. And, at THIS website you can order bespoke custom handmade frames or a reproduction of any vintage frame, handmade from the same factory as the Harpers where made!