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Tom Davies Hamburg Review

This week I am taking a look at model 30709 which is new frame from the Tom Davies Hamburg collection.  It is a wonderful German inspired look from my favorite British eyewear designer. The form is pretty simple really.  It is very clean and very angular with soft corners.  The black front color gives it a nice edgy look, but as is the case with well-made luxury frames it’s the details that make all the difference.  Tom perfected a design he calls double block titanium, which allows him to layer two pieces of titanium together for the frame front.  This model has a nice iridescent purple color on the inlay of the front.  It shows up in a subtle way...

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Melrose Review

This week I am reviewing the Melrose sunglass by Zero G, which is available in our webstore.  Find it by clicking here or any of the pictures in this post. The first thing that strikes me about this frame is that it is so much more comfortable than it looks like it would be. It is a modified wayfarer cut from 8 millimeter thick Italian sheet acetate, which usually means a heavier fit on the bridge and ears.     I asked the designer, Tom Cody, about this appearance to fit paradox and he had this to say: “The core of the temples are made with the highest grade of titanium which allows the Melrose to be deceivingly lighter than it...

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Masunaga Takes Art Deco Inspiration

The new Masunaga titanium collection demonstrates style and true craftsmanship, and was inspired by the Art Deco scene of the 1920’s.  In a fun departure from the company’s standard of using model numbers for their frames these new frames are named after fashion icons and famous architects.   Today I am reviewing the new optical frames NY Life and Coco, and the new sunglass frame Van Alen (pictured right).  Van Alen was named for the architect who designed the Chrysler Building.  Coco was named for fashion icon Coco Chanel, and NY Life for the thriving architecture and fashion scenes of the 1920’s      NY Life and Van Alen (pictured below) are both brow-line frames for men and and they...

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Blac - Wayne

Eric is our Face of The Week. He's wearing a pair of super-thin titanium sunglasses from the Blac collection by Bellinger, a Danish frame company that features lightweight frames with adjustable carbon-fiber temples and either titanium or 3D printed fronts. Eric is wearing the Wayne, a modified aviator-style, sometimes called a Navigator, shape that wraps just enough to provide a good amount of coverage without distorting the classic double-bar look. The lenses are brown with a gold flash-mirror, a slick look that is set off nicely by the gold of the hinge sections on either side. Looking good, Eric!  

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Bill Gates Wears Stewart by Blac

[caption id="attachment_15162" align="alignright" width="500"] Bill Gates: Image source www.neowin.net[/caption] I recently spotted Bill Gates in the media wearing one of my favorite frames.  Gates is pictured  here wearing Stewart which is a titanium and carbon fiber design from a great independent eyewear collection called Blac.  Blac is made by Bellinger House of Denmark.  Clause Bellinger, a Formula 1 racing fan, designed the world's first all carbon fiber frame inspired by the McLaren's 1981 auto body.  I love the Blac eyewear collection because the frames are very modern looking and very light weight which makes them oh so comfy.  I wrote more on what makes the Blac collection so special, which you can read about by clicking here. If you are...

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