Last week Bonocle went to Hyper Island‘s Expo about “Illuminated Immersion“. It was a true pleasure meeting all these young creative people with cool ideas. Also, there were some pretty nice eyewear people out there as well.
Here is one of them, wearing a wood-look-a-like frame:
This young man is wearing FEB31st “Octans”.
FEB31st is a Italian eyewear brand dedicated to all of you interested in wood frames. What makes FEB31st unique is the huge range of color options in their collections. Each model is available in several colors, everything between natural brown and beige to more edgy colors such as yellow and orange. All frames are made of high quality tinted wood.
ROLF is a small family-run business in the Tyrollean Alps. Everything from frames, hinge construction to sample cases and photos are made by the team. The finish of the frames is incredible and they are very comfortable and wearable even as ophthalmic frames. I tried several of their models at the fair and they fitted me great, without any adjustment needed (which is very important when buying a wood frame though they unfortunately aren’t adjustable).
The frames are totally made of wood, woodstone and some of the models are even available with buffalo temples. The prices are very various depending on the wood. This is a really high-end handcrafting, almost too good to be truth.
Wonderful sunglass made of wood, from Francis Klein:
(Photo from: eyestylist.com)
We’ve got a lot of questions and interest about wood frames from you readers. Fun! Personally I love the idea of having a frame all made by natural wood. Unfortunately I haven’t seen anyone in real life yet and to buy a wood frame you should be very sure about the frames comfort and fit, because the wood isn’t adjustable at all.
Is there anybody who knows any place to find wood frames in Stockholm or Berlin?
Guys, if you’re a true Bonocle-fan you just have to see this movie above. It’s a short clip that gives you a look into how Capitals wonderful wood frames are made.
Capital is a small group of young people handmaking unique sunglasses in the USA, only using hardwoods sourced from the USA and optics by Carl Zeiss Vision. Dedicated to that Capital offers high quality products and is committed to having a positive impact on the world.
As you might know by now, both Jasmin and I like handmade eyewear with a story. Thats why we like Capital as well!