Juha, founder of Mahonki; an online store, one day stumbled upon a pair of wooden glasses and was immediately amazed. We at Bonocle love wooden glasses as well as you can read about here, here, here and here. It feels so nice against the skin and the frames are very light.
These are our favorites from Mahonki.
Optimono – FH Ebony Gold. Wood types used are Walnut & Ebony.
Lovely Wood Slider Case by Shwood
W/SÜN – Club Cognac
W/SÜN – Une Cognac
The new Oliver Peoples Kincaid has all the great details of a slightly smaller feminine aviator. It’s not droopy, the top bar is perfectly curved and the titanium finish is slightly matte.
Kincaid in Antique Gold and Pewter.
Lately I’ve had a thing for hexagonal glasses. Here are my favorites:
Jacqueline Onassis, 1971. A very classic picture of Jackie in her tortoise hexagonal over sized sunglasses.
Photo from here.
Faux-Bamboo Injection-modeled octagonal sunglasses, Italy circa 1960’s.
Picture from the book Eyewear (Taschen).
Vintage Ray-Ban by Bausch & Lomb. Hippie style.
Photo from here.
Cazal 905. Really cool frame. Photo from here.
Vintage Oliver Goldsmith Hex which I recently posted about. Photo from Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses
Drake is wearing Dita Senator in Antique (12K) Gold in his new video Headlines. The Senator is such a power frame. Great for all the bosses and all the BAWSES out there!
Rick Ross is wearing a Cazal 904 in the new video We Fly with Red Café ft. Ryan Leslie.
The gold mirror lens effects are awesome! Rick Ross loves Cazal so much that he actually tattooed Cazal on his cheek!
Get well soon, Baws.
Watch the video!
Lovely Savile Row Round, probably my favorite glasses right now. I added the colorful Windsor rings myself, there are so many different to chose from! Black like Harry Potter, red, blue, multi colored or take them off to expose the lovely gold! Match your glasses to any outfit!
This handsome Englishman really stood out with his bold Louis Vuitton frames with gold details.
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!