• About Séamus

    Originally from Northern Ireland, I came to England seventeen years ago. My first proper job was in an opticians and I have never left the industry since (apart from one month at a bespoke shirt makers). I have sixteen years experience of the eyewear industry and have a passion for handmade spectacles and sunglasses with an eye on innovation in design.

  • Monthly Archives: February 2011

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    McClintock in Monocle.

    More exciting news from the world of print. Having been a reader of Monocle Magazine for a few years now it is especially pleasing for me to tell you that they have featured us in the latest issue which hits news stands in a day or two.

    For those that don’t know, Monocle is a very informative magazine which covers current affairs, business, culture, design and fashion in ten editions a year. They love to champion small businesses that make good quality goods or offer boutique services. Handmade items are of particular interest to them, much like ourselves.

    For more information on Monocle and where to buy it, go to www.monocle.com

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    We’re in print!

    I forgot to mention this a month or two ago. We had a visit in September  from the very nice people at Independent London who asked if they could include us in their round up of the best independent shops in London (the clue was in the title). Of course we said yes and here is a photo of said entry. Very generous description of us and lovely photo, only spoiled by the inclusion of the male model who was hanging around that day.

    If you like your shops independent and in London, you could do worse than purchase a copy of the book at good book shops or directly from the publishers themselves at http://www.independentlondon.com/