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‘Timeless’ is the adjective best used to describe the appeal of Matsuda Eyewear.

Crafted by hand in the artisinal eyewear workshops of Japan, each Matsuda creation represents over 45 years of design history and heritage.  In keeping with  the brand’s design philosophy, currant styles are  equally contemporary in spirit as they are imbued with nostalgia.

Fine materials, including  titanium, sterling silver, 18K solid gold, and 22.5K gold plating are incorporated into each collection.

Complex tooling techniques yield distinctive coined rims and elegant etched surfaces.  Decorative hand lacquered emanel finishes also embellish select models.

Exceptional new sunglass models fitted with removable leather side cups are the showpieces of the venerated brand’s recent releases.

Matsuda Eyewear is available in Toronto at our Flagship location.

 

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Luxury Eyewear

16 Nov
2016

Recent releases from Gold & Wood Eyepieces are setting a higher industrial standard of craftsmanship and ingenuity. Executing complex and innovative veneers of noble materials including natural horn and rare woods is the specialty of this luxury eyewear manufacturer.

Veneers of speckled brown hazelnut, aluminum and maple paired with a brushed stainless steel temple

The exclusive use of only the mature growth of valued timber  ensures the durability and longevity of each Gold & Wood frame. Species of  harder woods featuring finer grains yield extraordinary results.

An exceptional combination of black carbon fiber, ebony and brown maple.

Gold & Wood Eyepieces are available at Josephson Opticians’ Humbertown, York Mills and Flagship locations.

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Eyewear Innovations

15 Nov
2016

In developing the theme for their latest collection the forward thinking design team behind BEVEL Eyewear reflected upon the achievements of some independent spirits of the past.

New models are named after boundary-pressing figures from a variety of fields and disciplines. Susan B. Anthony (American social reformer and feminist activist), Marie Curie ( physicist and chemist), and Thomas Edison (inventor) are some of the innovators sighted as sources of inspiration.

As though  through some form of transmutation, conventional acetates were alerted to appear more contemporary and distinctive.
BEVEL’s craftsmen polished and then matted their new models to produce a smooth finish. The frames’ edges were chiseled to give each piece a raw, 3-dimensional look. It’s a minor alteration that makes a big impression.

Seven new colours, including Orchid and Royal Blue and Saddle Tortoise, seem to swirl and morph as light plays upon the matted and opalescent frame surfaces.

BEVEL Eyewear’s innovative and hand-crafted collections can be found at all Josephson Opticians locations throughout Toronto.

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The Statement Piece

05 Nov
2016

To the reserved ‘wallflower’ seeking greater exposure, or the ‘bell-of-the-ball’ eager to make a grander entrance, Michel Henau’s new collection offers hope!  Josephson Optician’s has received a variety of  unconventional statement pieces sure to command attention.

The company’s founder and Marc Delagrange were both independent opticians in their native Belgium. Their mutual admiration and artistic approaches to design ensured that they inspired each other.

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Since the death of his collaborator,  Marc has been designing from the perspective of the frame wearer, ensuring the comfort and functionality of each frame.  The simplicity of his shapes are enhanced by the striking use of colour and material.

Bolder styles, such as Odorono, are now available with translucent coloured frame fronts. This feature of the Xtra series offers the classic model more depth and complexity.

We invite you to view an inspiring assortment from the Michel Henau collection at Jospehson Optician’s Flagship location.

 

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Designer Thom Browne is a fashion icon because he fascinates. His collections have transformed classic design with each new season, showing radical new interpretations of traditional forms.

His collaboration with frame  manufacturer DITA  continues to yield hand- crafted products of uncompromised quality.  Browne has remarked that “together, we’ve created an eyewear collection that can stand on it’s own as a design statement”.

The latest arrival to Josephson Opticians’ Flagship Location is  a rare model suited specifically to confident, fashion conscious females.

Each frame can take up to as many as 8 months of individual steps to create. 250 craftsmen in seven factories tool and assemble customized components which are featured exclusively on Browne’s designs. The most recognizable motif is the red, white and blue temple tip detail- all separate pieces tapped and plated.

 

 

 

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For 35 years Robert Marc has stood for creativity, authenticity and craftsmanship. After a period of designing eyewear for Calvin Klein and others, Robert opened his first optical boutique located at 190 Columbus Avenue in Manhattan.  Presently his shops seem ubiquitous within the city; four are situated along Madison Avenue, alone.

If Robert’s shops are not actually present on every street of New York’s most fashionable neighborhoods, his designs are certainly worn there. He is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and his influence is now global.

New York City was the inspiration for Robert Marc’s highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2016 collection and Josephson Opticians is pleased to introduce it to Toronto.

Lexington Green

For this commemorative collection, Robert has embellished his trademarked stainless steel hinge with gold and ruthenium finishes to compliment the unique colour-blocked combinations of Italian acetates of each frame.

Empire Blue

For the first time, Robert has introduced accent colours of beige, tortoise and camel to his temples, creating a distinctive Spectator Hinge.

Broadway Red

The individual portions of acetate are seamlessly laminated together along the length of the temple. Such attention to detail is a  distinguishing feature of this  hand crafted product, constructed in France.

Chelsea Tortoise paired with NYC Black

Six exceptional hue motifs, all inspired by by Robert’s observation of Manhattan, provide depth and glamour to his selection of  timeless frame shapes. The colours Empire Blue, Broadway Red, Lexington Green, NYC Black, Chelsea Tortoise and Brownstone all evoke the Big Apple.

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This collection also includes the first woman’s ophthalmic frame Robert has produced in black and a round sunglass featuring a  unique titanium temple produced in Japan. We further anticipate the arrival of the artisanal custom acetate collection for men.

Please celebrate with us Robert Marc’s New York heritage, reinterpreted and modernized, at all of our Josephson Opticians locations throughout Toronto.

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The Latest La LOOPS

22 Oct
2016

Conceived out of necessity by Elizabeth Faraut, La LOOP is a coveted and functional eyewear accessory.  So much more than a necklace, her  patented design features a double-hinged sterling silver loop that stays flat. This feature ensures that one’s glasses will not twist and turn or fall out.

Current styles feature a sophisticated range of textures and finishes. A rose gold loop paired with red agate and rose pyrite is one exceptional addition to the collection. Classic models, such as the Clifton, are now available in a pairing of a satin gold loop with metallic gold dyed Italian leather.

Rugged and timeless, the braided version is now offered in a combination of camel coloured leather and gold plated silver.

Simple, modern and authentic, la LOOPs are available at all Josephson Optician locations throughout Toronto.

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Stylish Coverage

21 Oct
2016

Should you be  mountaineering at  high altitudes this winter or merely bracing against the elements in an urban setting, our new assortment of sunglasses  providing stylish coverage will serve you well in either setting.

Recent arrivals to Josephson Opticians crafted by Matsuda, Garrett Leight and MYLON  cup and envelop the eyes to minimize peripheral light and wind exposure.

Engraved titanium combined with matte acetate, hand crafted in Japan by Matsuda.

 

MYKITA MYLON’s laser sintered creation, hand assembled in Germany.

MYLON model Jiro is a light weight, extremely durable 3D printed offering sealed in a hydrophobic nano-coating. All MYKITA sunglasses feature certified Carl Zeiss precision lenses.

The Wilson with sun shields by Garrett Leight California Optical.

Wilson is a stainless steel frame featuring classic Windsor rim treatment. Fitted with flat based lenses and acetate shields, this model is a contemporary accessory imbued with vintage style.

 

 

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New Arrivals

18 Oct
2016

A new assortment of styles from Paris based Studio FB are currently available at Josephson Optician’s Flagship location.  These models are a great value and are modestly priced. Produced to compliment the hand-crafted,  higher-end eyewear designed by artesian Frederic Beausoleil, this collection offers contemporary styling within the means of the thrifty.

The frames feature a  unique, pliable material comprised of acetate and wood fiber, laminated in  alternating layers of solid and mottled colours.  The interior of the temples nearest their tips are polished to ensure a comfortable fit, while the frame exteriors feature a matte, textured finish emulating wood grain.  The earthy colourings of the composite materials are paired with metal components in equally appealing antiqued finishes.

You are invited to view the full range of the Studio FB offerings, as well as Frederic Beausoleil’s eponymous collection, at our Flagship location.

 

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Lunor  frames are stylishly retrospective: The restrained, classic appearance of these premium spectacles makes them true collector’s items.  Founded by Gernot Linder in 1991, the German company continues to produce handmade frames with traditional methods to exacting standards.

Lunor frames are electroplated with up to four layers of precious metals and receive a final coating of Epoxy Phenolic  in order to achieve a beautiful and durable shine. Antique finishes are achieved by artisans who hand-brush each frame.

Two exceptional models of folding frames are featured at Josephson Optician’s Flagship location. Their elegant articulation is proof of their worth and functionality. Customized  cases crafted from domestic hardwoods accompany each style and are sure to fascinate connoisseurs with an eye for precise details.

For those who’s style is assured yet understated, we offer a range of  Lunor designs at each of our locations.

 

 

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