When I was in Venice I stopped by Ottico Carraro. It’s retty close to San Marco.
They carry many brands but they also design their own frames. really classic shapes in chunky and colorful acetate – both optical and sunglasses!
Calle della Mandola
I just love this matte rubberized surface.
I’m in love with these wonderful frames from Oliver Peoples! They have relaunched a modified version of the classic MP-2 (the original came in smaller sizes). They’re all made in the old factory situated in Japan, and are therefore of a great quality. The collection also offers a clip-on in the same style. This is perfection.
Finally, I had the pleasure to see the whole Oliver Peoples Vintage collection in real life. As we’ve been mentioning before it’s a limited edition collection containing 3 classic models: OP-505, Oliver Peoples very first frame, O’Malley, the famous frame worn by Christian Bale in the movie “American Psycho”, and OP-1955, with it’s significant plastic temple in another color than the front.
The whole Oliver Peoples Vintage collection
I really love the whole vintage concept, that even the spectacle cases, the bags and the product sheets are specifically designed for this limited edition collection. This gives the whole collection a genuine feeling of exclusivity!
You can find more pictures at their official website, which is definitely worth a visit – it’s such a beautiful website, with amazing photos of the collection. Check it out (HERE).
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.
We are SO waiting for the sun here in Stockholm!
These sunglasses make me so happy! The streetwear brand Rockwell collaborated with Waiting for the Sun to make these special “La Une” sunglasses in colorful BAMBOO! Talk about special! Each frame comes with a limited edition scarf.
Photos from Glltn.
Swedish WeSC teamed up with Italian Super for their handmade sunglasses. The style Moose comes in black, clear and tortoise.
I really like the details such as the angular lenses, the inside print of the temples and I especially like the texture of the matte tortoise frame. The gradient lenses are Zeiss wich is a wellknown lens manufacturer and leading in optics. I’m very nerdy about these details but these things really makes a big difference. This is great quality all through. Great job WeCS and Super!