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Too Fantastic

28 May

The exquisite detailing and filigree embellishing the frames crafted by Matsuda Eyewear inspires awe and deserves high praise. The coined rims and etched surfaces featured in the  collection are produced with contemporary tools to standards of craftsmanship observed in the past.


These fantastic creations are the sort of accessory required for epic excursions both real and imagined.


The Graf Zepplin over Gizeh c.1931 photographed by George Lewis

They could be worn while navigating  dirigibles through  rarefied atmospheres or while racing locomotives though tunnels beneath seas.


Conspicuous  components such as springs and articulated side-shields also reference an industrial age when engineers  were as esteemed as intellectuals.

Laser etched temple motifs could be coded script revealing the coordinates of  secret societies.

Fine rose gold plating and hand-lacquered surfaces  are present on  new Matsuda  models featuring saddle bridges



An imagined voyage of unknown origin


Set course to our Eglington Avenue and Flagship locations in order to appreciate these remarkable curiosities in person!




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In Good Taste

27 May

Prior to frequenting Studio 54,  and  designing the minimalist ready-to-wear collections which adorned the jet-setters of  the disco era, Halston’s influence on American style was already established. A milliner by trade, he had created the pillbox hat Jacqueline  Kennedy wore to her husbands’ presidential inauguration in 1961.

Roy Halston Frowick in Paris, circa 1966, © Jean Barthet/Alexandre Barthet 2015

   Jean  Barthet photographed  Halston while on a trip to France in the 1960’s. In the image above the arbiter of taste wears a sleek and unembellished pair of sunglasses.  Their elegance brings to mind our new selection of Lunor frames.  Like Halston before them, Lunor Eyewear connoisseurs prove their taste and assurance through style.
DSC_1128   Produced in Germany since 1991, each Lunor frame features a clean silhouette and an elegant finish. The hand made acetates are tumbled for up to 2 weeks to obtain the ideal polish, or left matted for a contemporary effect.
   The collection’s exceptional hinges are cut out of solid blocks of metal and plated with four layers of precious metals.  Antique finishes are hand-brushed.
   Each metal surface is sealed with a layer of epoxy phenolic coating. All rivets are functional and enhance the frame’s durability.
  Lunor is a premium brand renowned for the uncompromised quality of it’s products.  These sunglasses are currently available at our Flagship location.
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With exceptional attention to detail and precision Cartier’s master craftsmen produce luxury eyewear to the highest standards.  The models within the  Panthère Wild de Cartier collection incorporate  iconic motifs unique to the venerated design house.

The injection molded panthère  heads are hand lacquered, liquid polished and galvanized. Each gold finished decor features 17 black spots and a pair of emerald green eyes.  Sculpted metal temples complement these embellishments.  The acetate fronts of the frames are hand polished.


A variety of these  exquisite and luxurious frames are available to be appreciated and purchased at our Humbertown, York Mills and Flagship locations.

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