This beautiful collage is featured of Leisure Society‘s website at the moment. I like to gather items that go well together in a picture. Inspiring.
At Silmo in Paris I met many cool people with cool glasses and I saw a few creative displays. Here’s a mix of the best!
Lidia, the cutest girl of Silmo wearing MYKITA Holly in Pale Blue and Gold!
Fun and crazy frame balanced out by a soft color works great together!
Philipp Haffmans, co-founder of MYKITA, in one of my favorite new metal frames from MYKITA!
Frederic at Oliver Peoples in Oliver Peoples NDG-1 sunglasses.
John Beyer in Cutler And Gross X Thomas Tait frame.
Mathias Bosson, Swedish rep for Baum Vision, trying on Leisure Society.
Mr. Handsome at Filao.
An amazing Italian 1952 Piaggio Vespa at RockOptika.
Last week I had the chance of looking at a few new frames from Leisure Society. The Leisure Society frames are made of the finest materials such as titanium, japanese acetate, gold and now horn. You can read more about Leisure Society here and here.
Here you can see the fine materials used for making this frame: acetate front, sides of the temples covered with horn and gold plated titanium.
This collage shows very well what Leisure Society stands for. Classic, elegant, beautiful yet functional.
Shane Baum, founder of Leisure Society and Baum Vision wearing the Cambridge.
In the latest magazine from KING, a swedish fashion magazine for men, you can find these two pages:
Aviators from some of our favorite brands that we have been writing about before. You can find our earlier posts about them by clicking on the links: Leisure Society and Vasuma.
Both Jasmin and I love this season’s round sunglasses and you can read more about E&E and Moscot by clicking on the links.
Aviators are probably the most common type of sunglasses and come in many different variations, from the egg shaped to the straight almost square shaped.
Cutler And Gross 902
Porsche Design 8478 C
MYKITA Franz in Limited Edition Gold
MYKITA Hector in Edelweiss
Dita X Cazal MOD 902 C3
MYKITA Ferris in Taupe
Tom Ford Helene in Gold is a very feminine version of the aviator.
Oliver Goldsmith Carl in Sherry
Mosley Tribes Becker
Lancier 003 in Gold and G-15 Lens
Leisure Society Brighton in Gold/Brown
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.
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