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Punk Him 2 by Face A Face

Rock n' Roll!  This week I'm showcasing Punk Him 2 by Face A Face. These sunglasses, with their red plaid and silver studs,  have an edgy style and energy fit for Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Punk rock and ska all the way to the core, Punk Him 2 was created by actually layering plaid fabric in-between the front and back sections, made from zyl-acetate, giving the frame a depth and texture that just can't be matched with other techniques. While wearing the frame I noticed that it felt light and comfortable while still offering good coverage. The lens has a brown gradient tint with a backside anti-glare coating. I also felt like doing a stage-dive, but as...

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Derek Brunson


Transitions Academy

I am all about continuing my optical education, which is why this cold Oklahoma February seemed like good time for a conference. A conference somewhere warm and sunny perhaps. So today I arrived in Orlando for Transitions Academy. You know that cool technology that makes it possible for us to enjoy prescription lenses that darken in the sun? Transitions makes a nice variety of different kinds of photochromic lenses. I am here learning about those and other optical related areas of study. I have to give Transitions props for hosting this event in the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in sunny Orlando, FL. This place is beautiful! I am looking forward to the rest of my trip, and I plan...

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HBE Photo Shoot

Earlier this year I decided to produce a ‘behind the scenes’ video for an eyewear fashion photo shoot.  My first thought was to use a scenic venue like WoodwardPark or the DresserMansion.  I then stumbled upon a photography studio in downtown Tulsa in a sixty year old building with perhaps as much history as Hicks Brunson Eyewear.  What a perfect fit. I wanted to do more than just show what happens at a fashion photo shoot.  I wanted to tell our story.  It is the story of a Tulsa tradition that began in 1929 and continues today. In 1929 my Great Grandfather Hicks G. Brunson came to Tulsa to open an optical dispensary for American Optical Co.  He chose an...

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Daniel Brunson