The HBE Perspective – Tagged "Normcore" – Hicks Brunson Eyewear

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Masunaga Lex

New Masunaga frames have arrived from market, and these new titanium pieces are incredible.  The range includes a series of thin metals and combination pieces for men and women.  These new pieces are an extension of the previous Masunaga release with frames named after iconic architects and fashion designers from the 1920's.  I would describe these pieces as being elegant, timeless, and sophisticated.  The black and gold finishes are highly polished and flawless, which is just as we have come to expect from the craftsmen in at Masunaga Optical in Fukui, Japan.   In the picture I am wearing Lex, which is the embodiment of simplicity in eyewear design.     Click here to shop for the Lex in our...

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Daniel Brunson


Masunaga GMS-816

I’m totally feeling the round love that is happening in frame design right now.  Round has been making a comeback for some time, and styles like the new Masunaga GMS-816 capture this movement beautifully.  Let’s call it a round Renaissance.  The GMS-816 is a little bit like the normcore look without the boring.  For those of you not in the know, normcore is just a blah look that dates back to the 90’s that really makes no statement or create much of “look” of any kind.  It isn’t big and colorful or cute and cat-eye shaped.  It's just sort of there.  In eyewear design it usually manifests in the form of a thin metal round frame, but I digress. The...

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Daniel Brunson