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Born In Brooklyn Eyeglass Co.

The latest eyewear collection to join the Hicks Brunson Eyewear family is here, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity for our store to become one of the first stores in world to carry Born In Brooklyn eyewear.  This bold new collection was dreamed up in the mind of our friend Tom Cody.  He is the founder and creator of Zero G eyewear, which is a modern range of frames cut from flat sheet surgical titanium.  Many of our clients are already familiar with Zero G since it has been a premier collection at our store since 2010.    Fast forward to 2017 and Tom has taken a ride over to the other end of the eyewear design spectrum...

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Feeling That Carefree 1920's Vibe

I think of rounded metal frames as being historically important.  If you go back in time you will see small metal round frames were commonly used.  This was not about fashion.  It was an optical necessity required by available lens grinding technology at the time.  Back before we had thin and light lens materials made of high index plastics, there was only one material, and that was glass. Small, round or rounded frame shapes were ideal back then as they still are today for keeping prescription lenses thin and the optical acuity sharp.  This is most important for stronger prescriptions, as they tend to get heavy and the optics in the periphery will be slightly distorted if made in a...

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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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Masunaga 9001 Aviator Sunglasses

Who doesn’t love a good aviator?  Throughout the history of sunglasses the aviator shape is one of the most iconic.  Its popularity be can be traced back to General Douglas MacArthur.  He looked quite sharp in them.  Moss Lipow writing for TheEyewearBlog.com has researched the history of aviators and found that the other reason they were so popular after World War II is that not much else was available to consumers in the years that followed.  The Masunaga 9001 is one of my favorites from my personal collection.  I personally own the black and silver with the gradient grey lenses, but in this picture I am wearing the new black color with glass polarized grey lenses. I love these glass...

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Empire State by Zero G

It is no secret that I have a bit of an aviator addiction.  Now take that classic aviator shape, add a flip bridge and a sweet looking set of side shields that enhance both the fashion and function and you really have my attention.  Today I am going to tell you about one of the crown jewels of the Zero G titanium eyewear collection, which happens to be one of my favorite sets of sunnies in my personal collection.  This, my friends, is the limited edition Empire State.   Owning one of these puts you in a pretty exclusive club.  The one you are looking at in the picture is 1 of only 90 that were made.  There are several unique...

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