[GMS-800 by Masunaga]
This week I'm reviewing the GMS - 800 by Masunaga Optical. This style is one of those classic intellectual shapes that instantly evokes a scholarly look.
[Christian Bale in American Psycho]
This combination design with round plastic rims, a metal bridge, and metal temples seemed to rise to prominence in the 1980’s. This was referenced as part of the culture when Christian Bale wore a very similar looking frame by Oliver Peoples in the cult classic 2000 film American Psycho, which was a story set in Manhattan in the late 1980’s.
[Model: John Bivens - Photo: Jamil Gotcher]
We think it looks devilishly sophisticated on model John Bivens, who wore it quite nicely at our last photo-shoot here in Tulsa.
The titanium bridge and hinges are solidly locked in place to the acetate rims with pins rather than screws. We love the look and we love that Masunaga quality. I have written more extensively about the history of Masunaga here for those who are interested.