Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Beats

“Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.” ― Allen Ginsberg    Allen Ginsberg was a seminal figure of the literary renaissance of 1950’s America.  The style of dress he and other reputed ‘bohenian hedonists’ of the Beat Generation … Continue reading

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This Night Has Opened My Eyes

Morrissey charmed the despondent youth of the 1980’s.  The mordant humour of his lyrics  for  songs by the Smiths made light of  unrequited love and alienation. If you emulated Morrissey’s style then, you can recreate the awkward appearance of your adolescence, now, … Continue reading

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The Thin Alternative

The Thin White Duke  is pictured above in a frame that’s lean.  To varying degrees, the styles shown below also support the adage ‘less is more’.   They are designed by Willems Wonderglasses, Robert Marc and Phillip Lim.

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Someone In The Dark

“There is no better  way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” –Helen Keller  

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The Colonel Sanders Standard

  ‘Colonel’ Harland David Sanders’ iconic style can be emulated by dawning a stark white suite , string tie and browline glasses.  Hand-crafted variations of that classic frame construction, produced by Chrome Hearts, Thom Browne and Lunor, are pictured below.

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The Untraceable

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His Eyes Are Closed

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in … Continue reading

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Canadian auteur David Cronenberg is a valued and loyal client. One of his more recent purchases was of a frame by Berlin based Mykita. The ‘Hans’ is elegant by virtue of it’s austerity. It is in this regard that the frame  so … Continue reading

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Jung at Heart

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ― C.G. Jung

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Romanticism Redux

The August 2012 edition of W Magazine features apparel designer Haider Ackermann. His own antique spectacles are evocative of a more romantic epoch.  Sometimes a subtle expression makes a larger impression than a brash statement, such as the thick acetate … Continue reading

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