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.
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.
Photos from Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren made these fun retro key hole sunglasses in zebra and houndstooth print. Getting the matching purse is over doing it tough!
Photo from here
I really love all of the nude frames we’ve seen lately. It works especially well with sunglasses. Chelsea is a 60’s style frames from Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow can be bought here.
We had a wig party Saturday and I just had to wear my Vintage Alberto Puccini with my blonde wig. Great night out with the girls!
The quality of vintage frames is usually excellent. I wish glasses still had that great quality.
I think some eyewear brands such as Dita and Barton Perreira have that same texture and perfect finish as the vintage ones, but it’s rare. Unfortunately clothing brands rarely make high quality frames.
Sometimes it’s fun to accessorize with glasses in other ways than actual glasses.
I bought this broche at the Brillenmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands last summer. they have an excellent collection of old glasses and anything historical concerning optometry. I will post photos from the museum in the future. If in amsterdam, you should definately pay them a visit! They also sell vintage frames such as Persol Ratti.
With a delicate laser cut metal clip, you can transform your day glasses into glamorous fancy frames! Here is a sample from Belgian Theo, from their Eye Witness Collection.
In other words, you get 2 for 1!
Shane Baum has been in the eyewear business for 20 years. He is the president of Baum Vision, former designer for Louis Vuitton Eyewear and current designer of Paul Frank Eyewear, just to mention a few things. Needless to say he has exceptional taste in luxurios quality items. Mr. Baum’s new baby is Leisure Society.
Leisure Society is an high-end handmade luxury eyewear brand with both an optical and a sun collection.
The frames are tastefully detailed with etchings and they look rich, not in the bling way, rather in an “old money”-style. The sun collection holds exceptional quality where the lenses are 99.9% distortion-free and has a 12-layer anti-reflectiong coating. As an optometrist i think the lens quality is important but often times not thought of when buying expensive sunglasses. Of course the price is set even higher when the frames are wrapped in 12 k, 18 k and 24 k gold. Think of these frames as something that will last a lifetime, perhaps to be handed on to the next generations.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful video. Would you like to join their world too?
Photo: Leisure Society
If you want to look good you aren’t limited to a pair of glasses. Instead you could use something like this..
Binoculars are very beautiful and classy. I think that more people should consider wearing a pair of these. Besides, it’s perfect for the theatre, not only to see well, but also get into the right mood.
How do you feel about binoculars?