I was inspired by Federico Mauro’s images of iconic eyewear, so I made one myself.
Arthur Miller was Marilyn Monroe’s husband last and an American playwright and essayist.
These glasses are Garrett Leight California Optical’s The Harding, inspired by Arthur Miller.
Carl under the water in his new frames from Garrett Leight.
I love the concept of the Garrett Leight collections: contemporary design of retro shapes with a modern finish. Instead of creating way to many models they offer a handful of options but all with extremely good comfort, fit and best of all: different color and size options. The Garrett Leight Hampton is available in 3 different sizes and 6 colours. Carl already has the frame in two of the colours: Leopard Tortoise and Sage (the one he is wearing in the photos).
You can buy the Garrett Leight Hampton online (here) or at selected independent optical stores and fashion boutiques worldwide, (Stockists).
Tove Lund at Birger Jarlsgatan, Stockholm
My dear friend Tove Lund in the early morning light wearing her Garrett Leight Hampton. Isn’t she just amazing? Looks like an angel!
This year Garrett Leight California Optical had a monter at the SILMO fair in Paris for the first time! And what a great monter! Filled with the best collection so far and still keeping it classic and unisex.
GLCO has managed to combine the best materials with the best shapes.
These classics are hand made in America. Everything from hinges, acetate and plaques are of the best materials.
These beauties are lovely, slightly cat shaped and made of great custom made acetate.
Marina enjoying a sunny autumn day in Stockholm in deep red sunnies from Garrett Leight and matching coat. You look great!
Justin, Garrett, Marina, Jasmin, Graz, Elena and me (Barbara)
Jasmin, Garrett and Elena
Wow! What a weekend! Me and Jasmin have been hanging out with these amazing people the whole weekend, showing them the very best of Stockholm. Garrett and Elena from Garrett Leight California Optics and Graz from Graz Studios are here in Stockholm to celebrate Bågar & Glas 30’s anniversary with trunk shows and anniversary party.
Pictures from the trunk shows will come up tomorrow. If in Stockholm, don’t miss out visiting Bågar & Glas tomorrow or Tuesday to meet Graz himself and see the limited edition sunglasses he has made specially for Bågar & Glas. Looking forward!
A sneak peak of the anniversary sunglasses:
Photos taken by: Merituuli Saario
SOTO Concept Store
This is one of the best concept stores in Berlin, focused on mens wear. You find very carefully selected items and brands from all over the world. As a complement they also have a selection of sunglasses, mostly from HAN Kjobenhavn, Illesteva and Super. If in Berlin, make sure to visit this store. If not in Berlin, visit their online store (HERE).
Photos taken by: Merituuli Saario
Specs Berlin Optical Store
Alte Schönhauser Strasse 39
Love this optical store! They carry many of my favorite brands, such as Garrett Leight, Barton Perreira, DITA, MYKITA but also the very best of the bigger brands such as Tom Ford and Ray-Ban. Simply a perfect optical selection from the whole world! Also, you always get a very nice and personal treatment.
The shape of Garrett Leight and McNeairy’s round metal frame is perfect. The collection, two metal frames made in Japan and one acetate made in America were first seen at Mark McNairy’s SS13 runway show last week.
“We looked back at the incnspicuous weirdos, maniacs, creeps, and people that don’t give a damn what anyone thinks.” McNairy says. Think guys like Aristotle Onasis, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Groucho Marx, even Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye in MASH.
I love the temple tip loop.
One of our favorite opticians Gary Black, owner of Black Optical, has been updating live from Vision Expo West in Vegas these past days. We’re very happy to take part of his snapshots through Instagram and share our favorites with you, enjoy:
Garrett Leight, for the first time: Made in America
DITA Thom Brown
Oliver Peoples x Parabellum
The collaboration between Oliver Peoples and leather goods brand Parabellum is a version of the Linford in two new colors and an exclusive leather case.
Follow Gary Black on Instagram: @gwblack