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Relaxed and Refined

22 Apr
2017

Robert Marc’s latest offerings are imbued with the serene and relaxed attitude associated with the Mediterranean resort destination Saint-Tropez.  The Spring Collection materials and colours are an extension of  the location’s elegant and intuitive sense of luxurious style.

Tortoise Vert

Chagall inspired floral tortoise fronts  in translucent greens, blues and  purples are paired with solid coloured acetate temples featureing the designer’s unique and distinctive signature hinge.

Bougainvillea

These Chic and charming styles are also timeless and refined. They are as suitable for the contemporary you as they would have been for the 1950’s era Brigitte Bardot.

The full compliment of Robert Marc’s Spring Collection will be featured during a trunk show at Josephson Opticians’ Flagship location Saturday May 13th.

 

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The arrival of our new selection of frames from Gold & Wood Eyepieces was eagerly anticipated although we realized  that, as the adage suggests, “good things take time”. Each pair is patiently handcrafted in Luxembourg with meticulous care and attention to detail.

With a regard for traditions and heritage, models are often named after established institutions and sites. The model depicted above is the namesake of  the village of Orsay in northern France which was established in the year 999.

This style combines delicacy and strength in perfect balance. The titanium front is carefully machined to accommodate the aluminum décor.

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Luxurious new wooden models incorporating  fine exterior layers of blue and fuchsia patterned silk are available through our Flagship location.

Hard woods, valued for their finer grains and durability, are harvested only from mature trees in a sustainable fashion.  Stained electric blue and burgundy, veneers are laminated to layers of aluminum and other exotic woods such as Tanganika to form a truly extraordinary object.

We invite you to appreciate the variety of unique and distinct Gold & Wood Eyepieces at Josephson Opticians’ Humbertown Centre and Flagship locations.

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In all seasons and environments the exposure of our delicate eyes to ultra violet radiation is a modern concern and preoccupation. In the interest of enjoying an immediate moment in the sun and as a preventative measure against accumulative retinal damage, the wearing of sunglasses which provide complete protection from the entire spectrum of UV radiation is crucial.

Lenses which are polarized and those which are anti-reflective coated will diminish additional glare and aberrations.

One’s personal style need not be compromised in the interest of ocular health! Currently in stock  at Josephson Opticians locations throughout Toronto are impressive selections of contemporary sunglasses  featuring precisely ground lenses of exceptional quality.

Articulated mesh cups lend an edge to this Thom Browne creation

Featuring a distinctive titanium temple, this Robert Marc model is hand-made in Japan

An example of refinement from LINDBERG’S N.O.W. collection

An abundance of colour and striking patterns are offered by Thierry Lasry 

Quirk and elegance achieve balance within the Anne et Valentin collection

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A luxurious statement piece from Chrome Hearts

The evolution of the aviator from Sama’s deCode collection

We encourage you to visit our stores for the opportunity of learning more about the specific attributes of  lens colours and treatments.

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Exotic Specimens

04 Feb
2017

Robert Marc’s limited edition seasonal collections reflect the designer’s artistic consciousness and imagination.  Josephson Opticians has acquired models Eland and Gazelle which evoke the sense of  adventure associated with the safari.

Frame fronts feature patterns inspired by the striations common to natural horn and are available in warm red and brown tones. Temple acetates are skillfully laminated to offer an exterior pattern like the spotted skin of a big cat paired with a glossy onyx black interior colour.

Hand made in France , both models are fitted with Robert Marc’s signature hinge in a luxurious  gold finish.

We invited you to explore the range of these rare specimens  at our Humbertown Centre and Flagship locations.

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Thierry Lasry Redux

17 Jan
2017

Devotees of Thierry Lasry’s sunglasses have a new destination at which to appreciate his vintage inspired creations.  The designer’s first boutique has just opened in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood in the heart of Paris at 40 rue Du Four.

Catherine Baba, Thierry Lasry and Ali Mahdavi at the Paris  boutique opening.

Closer to home, models from the latest collection can be found at Josephson Opticians’ locations throughout Toronto. Our assortment includes Thierry’s distinct sculptural forms featuring flat fronts. A fusion of avant-garde styling with  elements inspired by vintage accessories, these hand crafted sunglasses are distinctive and contemporary.

Model Levely LQ features a delicate layer of lace suspended within layers of translucent and mottled acetates.  A variety of pink and burgundy shades and many unique  patterns have been added to the collection. Some metal temples now feature hand lacquered detailing in colours including matte rose gold.

Chic new sunglasses incorporating slender acetate temples, such as the model Jelly, also feature frosted matte finishes and contrasting areas of high polishing on their fronts.

We encourage you to view these stylish Parisian accessories at Josephson Opticians’ locations throughout Toronto.

 

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Join us at Josephson Opticians‘ Flagship location on January the 21st to view the full compliment of latest releases from Anne et Valentin’s diverse and eclectic collection.

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Pushing Boundaries

31 Dec
2016

With a remarkable attention to detail and the highest quality of craftsmanship Chrome Hearts produces truly luxurious eyewear. Designed to push boundaries of taste and innovation, the brand’s  styles are imbued with an  audacious air of irreverence for convention.

Their vast collection features components made of such unique high performance materials as  Uni-Carbon, C-Tek, Damascus steel and pure titanium.  Frames are adorned with motifs of daggers, crosses, stars, spikes and fleurs individual cast in 92.5 sterling silver and platted in precious metals including platinum, black rhodium and 12k gold.

Models “Diamond Dog” and  “Moist” (featuring lenses laser engraved with a CH plus detail) are two of the new releases currently in stock.

Chrome Hearts Eyewear is available  in Toronto at Josephson Optician’s York Mills and Flagship locations.

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Josephson Opticians has recently curated  an inspiring assortment of new releases from the workshop of Parisian eyewear designer Francis Klein.  Adorned with faux jewels emulating gems of all sorts, these unique hand crafted objects are sure to delight and dazzle!

If bling is your thing, these rare pieces are intentionally conspicuous yet tasteful.

The eccentricity of  Francis Klein’s spectacles brought to mind the illustrations of Romain de Tirtoff, the  Russian-born French artist known by the pseudonym Erté, who was the greatest influence of the Art Deco design movement.

Both Erté’s and Klein’s creations celebrate  feminine sophistication  and lavish adornment.

These marvelous accessories are currently available at our Flagship location.

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The Rim Is In

30 Dec
2016

The decorative application of a Windsor rim upon the eye-wire of a metal frame is by far the strongest trend observed in the contemporary collections available through Josephson Opticians. The revival of this classic 19th century embellishment references the  past, but it’s modern relevance should appeal to a new generation of  connoisseurs.

A vintage inspired tortoise patterned acetate rim applied to a titanium frame by Robert Marc.

Typically found on round or panto shaped frames, the rim treatment is typically made of acetate, but may be crafted of leather or a fine veneer of wood.

An utterly modern innovation by Bevel– a contrasting coloured titanium insert mounted within a frame.

Like Windsor rim treatments, inserts set  within thin metal eye-wires provide otherwise modest frames a similar depth of character.

An example of Harry Lary’s evolution of style towards a refined aesthetic.

An extensive offering of hand crafted frames featuring Windsor rims and eye-wire inserts are currently available at Josephson Opticians’ locations throughout Toronto.

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Pump Up The Volume

29 Dec
2016

As an alternative to the prevailing trend towards thin and refined eyewear frames, Germany manufacturer Walter Wising & Co. offers new styles distinct in their structure and expression. Established in 1953, the brand facilitates craftsman in a single workshop in Germany in order to produce these uniquely audacious objects.

Hand-made in 8mm thick laminates of matte acetate, models from the 8w collection are conspicuously bold due to their exaggerated depth of form. The thoughtful design of these colourful styles  ensures that  their functionality and comfort of wear are not compromised by their emphasized volume.

More playful than austere in spirit, these chunky frames are sure to command attention and provoke reactions of wonderment and delight.

New releases from Walter Wising & Co. are available at Josephson Opticians’ Flagship location, as well as our  Eglington Avenue,  York Mills and Humbertown Center locations.

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