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  There is a perpetual need for us to stock  a selection of refined and elegant frames that cater to the tastes of individuals who regard ‘classics’ with some reverence. Now  on hand at our Flagship location are some  frames by Oliver Goldsmith London.

  The optical frame division of this family business, founded by Philip Oliver Goldsmith in 1926, is overseen by a third generation Oliver Goldsmith.  Utilizing the original patterns and  standards of care of their predecessors,  the current craftsmen continue to produce coveted styles free of embellishment and conspicuous excess.

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The work of artist P183, Moscow, 2012. Image c. REX FEATURES

If it seems there may be no reprieve from the ravages of winter on your psyche,  take heart.  Daylight Savings Time begins shortly.  In addition to the  the added hour of daylight expect the return of warmth and vibrancy to your life.

   Even as the snow continues to drift around us, we can offer you our  inspiring new stock of bright and cheerful frames from Germany’s Walter Wissing & Co..  These charming creations  feature a remarkable range of colour in a single frame without appearing lurid.  Their design is  a masterful balance of  sophistication with an irreverence of convention.

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The Great Escape

22 Jan
2014
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If  you require a reprieve from the bleak midwinter , this ‘pilot’ could spirit you away on a flight of fancy!

  Crafted in limited edition by the venerated Maison Cartier, this exceptional frame  features fine modern lines, subtle brown calfskin and polarized lenses  treated with a champagne golden finish.

  Consider it’s merits before your departure!   One  is currently on view  at our flagship location.

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Shape Shifting

18 Jan
2014
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  After  an absence of over a decade on our shelves, we are pleased to reintroduce to our clients the exceptionally original designs of  the MICHEL HENAU eyewear collection.

Henau began crafting hand- made frames in Belgium in the 1970’s and by the 1990’s was collaborating with like -minded sole mate and art educated optician Marc Delagrange.

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  Conceptualizing his designs  from  the point of view of the end wearer, Delagrange concentrates on the necessities of comfort and of achieving harmony, in both colour and shape, with the facial structure of an individual.

The craftsman rationalizes that “a frame should be full of contemporary purity and refinement, made from materials and colours which reinforce the simplicity of the shape’s timeless functionality.”

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  Delagrange’s  resulting  collections  include innovative shapes in their purist form without embellishments. Their bold forms actually flatter and compliment the uniqueness of our faces, which structurally vary greatly from the ‘idealized’ oval.

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  We invite you to view the MICHEL HENAU eyewear collection at our flagship location.

 

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Peter Beard, Serengeti Lion c. 1976

  Should you be traveling by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja, your journey would be considered a safari.  While  touring  the African continent, or roaming the streets closer to home, one needs to be outfitted with the most appropriate   accessories.

  Robert Marc has created a limited edition collection of eyewear that could be worn with adventure in mind.  Inspired by the observance of wildlife and landscapes while on expedition, these hand made frames evoke the spirit of a safari.

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The models Cheetah, Jaguar and Leopard feature the  printed  skin of a big cat on their temples.  The complimentary colours camel, sunset and twilight are featured on the frame fronts. 

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The Safari Collection is  currently available to be viewed and admired at our flagship  location.

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Tis  the season  when new eyewear is arriving at all of our locations.  We’d like to share with you a selection of  styles and innovations  from the current collections.

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 The gorgeous iridescence  of  the ‘Frisson’ model from Dita Eyewear is sure to thrill !

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Tis  the season  when new eyewear is arriving at all of our locations.  We’d like to share with you a selection of  styles and innovations  from the current collections.

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Complimentary duo tones and contemporary shapes  distinguish Bevel frames from the rest.

 

 

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Tis the season  when new eyewear  is arriving at all of our locations.  We’d like to share with you a selection of  styles and innovations  from the current collections.

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The irreverent play of proportions continues  to be a  feature of the  Thom Browne  collection.

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Rare and Refined

19 Nov
2013
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A new addition to our selection of Cartier frames is a handsome and exceptional sunglass. Crafted from the burl wood of a tree native to the Ambon Island in Indonesia, the temples of this model feature a distinctive tangled vain. The rare grain of the wood is complimented by the smooth champagne gold finish of the C Decor at the hinge.

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Amboyna burls yield very peculiar and highly figured wood.  The beauty of  this highly prized material  is most commonly  featured in examples of  exquisite marquetry. 

Campaign Secretary of Exotic Amboyna and Ivory inlay c.1820-40. Image sourced from 1stdibs.com

Campaign Secretary of Exotic Amboyna and Ivory inlay c.1820-40. Image sourced from 1stdibs.com

An  alternative to the precious Cartier frame which features a faux burl motif is produced by the French  eyewear company Vue dc…   The rich red colour and grain-like pattern  of this  zyl  frame are  equally exceptional .

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Our valued client and Toronto resident Carole Tanenbaum has earned an international reputation as an authority on the subject of vintage costume jewelry.  Her world renowned collection of bijou adornments reflects her passion and rarefied taste for exceptional accessories.

Like impeccably designed eyewear,  a beautiful piece of jewelry can become the focal point of an ensemble.  In regards to incorporating  an accent piece with an outfit Carole suggests that “there’s really no better way of posturing yourself as a unique dresser or feeling great about what you throw on”.

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You can view pieces from Carole’s remarkable collection virtually at her website or take advantage of a rare opportunity to admire them  in person.  We will be utilizing our 2536 Bayview Avenue location as a venue for showcasing a selection of her vintage couture jewelry on Wednesday October 9th from 2:00- 6:00 pm and on Thursday October 10th from 2:00- 8:00 pm.

We appreciate  that our  sophisticated clientele   shares  Carole’s appreciation of accessories and that they will be grateful of this rare local opportunity.

Link to caroletanenbaum.com

Josephson Opticians

2536 Bayview Avenue (at York Mills Road), North York, ON

416-444-8485

 

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