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Get Up And Go

24 Feb
2013

   Although spring is soon approaching, there is still time to enjoy winter before the sap starts to run.  Whether you choose to traverse the Niagara escarpment along the Bruce Trail or to frolic in Parc de la Gatineau, face the elements in style!

Photograph by Rosemary Gilliat Eaton, c. Library and Archives Canada

Photograph by Rosemary Gilliat Eaton, c. Library and Archives Canada

   Inspired by sporty frames  popular between the 1940’s  and 1960’s, the eyewear available from Garrett Leight  and from Dita in collaboration with Thom Browne  are ideal accesories for  a jaunt through the  bush.

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   Reinforced with double eye-wires and fitted with functional side cups, these robust frames offer traditional  reliability with vintage style.

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As Others See Us

23 Feb
2013

 

  “To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.  Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves”.

– Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley, Photograph by Howard Coster, 1934

Aldous Huxley, Photograph by Howard Coster, 1934

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    Three generations of designs attributed to P. Oliver Goldsmith Ltd. our housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in  London, England.  Founded in 1926 by Philip Oliver Goldsmith, the company gained international notoriety when his son Charles secured royalty both in the UK and abroad as clientele-most notably Princes Grace of Monaco and  Diana, Princes of Wales.       

  Grandson Andrew  began designing eyewear in 1963 , continuing the tradition of  uncompressed quality and craftsmanship.  Reproductions of the company’s iconic  styles  continue to be produced with the same attention to detail and our available at our stores.  Bespoke customization of classic designs is also accommodated upon request.

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    Philip’s great granddaughter  Claire Goldsmith continues the traditons established by the three generations that preceeded her.  Inspired by British history and heritage,  she is producing ‘modern clasics’ for her own C G Legacey Collection.

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    It will be our pleasure to host Claire in Toronto this March in order to preview  new designs inspired by the cult  subcultures of Mods and Rockers which notoriously clashed in the resort towns of  Southern England in the 1960’s.

    Anticipate the forthcoming collection, C G: Mod Rocker-soon to be causing a sensation!

Photography by Frank Connor/Kobal Collection/Curbishley Baird

Photograph by Frank Connor/Kobal Collection/Curbishley Baird

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Michael Caine in frames by P. Oliver Goldsmith Ltd., May 1965 c. David Bailey

Michael Caine in frames by P. Oliver Goldsmith Ltd., May 1965, c. David Bailey

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