This one works great as both optical and sunglasses! Here you can see Triwa’s colored templetips. FUN!
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.
Amazing color combination by Salt, well known for their classic shapes made of the finest acetate.
I love to see new acetate versions of tortoise, like this color from Salt named “vintage blue tortoise”. Big up!
What is old is new. There are several glasses in a 1920’s or 1930’s type of style. They are so beautiful and classic. Traditionally made metal frames in a slightly droopy round shape, delicate details in the metal and tortoise colored rims.
I just noticed this.
Garrett Leight The Speedway 18 K
The new Marni frames I saw in Paris are probably the best collection so far. They are still very feminine and colorful but slightly larger, which will make them more weareable. The colors are red, blue, turquoise, yellow, green, puple, brown, beige and pastels. Most frames are a combination of transparent and opaque, matte and glossy or two-tone colored.
An evening on a rooftop in beautiful Paris I had the opportunity of seeing Thom Browne‘s first eyewear collection.
Thom Browne is a New York based fashion designer. His suits look a littel bit awkward consisting of pants so short they show the sockless ankles, and jackets ending right below the waist, not covering the back. The suit colors a mostly gray and matched with a tie in the same fabric.
For his sunglass line he teamed up with eyewear brand Dita to make one of the most detailed and finest eyewear collections I’ve seen. Details such as perforated splatter shields and tri-colored cable temple ends are made in such detail it’s absolute perfection. The shapes are round, oval, aviator or wayfarer in the style of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Have a look and enjoy both the detailing in Thom Browne’s eywear and an amazing Paris Indian summer evening.
Photo: The Goodiebad Blog
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!
A great cameraman must have a great pair of eyes, and a great pair of eyes should be framed with a great pair of glasses.
Photo from here.
Albert Maysels (rhymes with hazels), the talented documentary filmmaker, has been the inspiration for these classic frames by Barton Perreira for Barneys exclusively. This is a very classic look that many people look very good in.
Photo from Cineaste.
You really have to see this amazing tribute site to Al’s glasses!
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