• 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.

  • Back in print!

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    I recently had LIV magazine visit to find out what we are all about. We had a very long chat and photographer called Philip Sinden came too. Having your photograph taken repeatedly for two hours can be a little daunting but I was pleased with the result.

    For the record, there are a few inconsistencies in the article, Johnny Depp and Tim Burton have not been here but I have supplied spectacles for a few films directed by Tim Burton and on more than one occasion, featuring Johnny Depp. Sorry to disappoint JD fans and now there is no need to camp outside my shop in the hope that he will turn up. Also, I can’t say that I meant to give them the impression that I am pleased that eyewear fashion moves so slowly, and in fact it could move a little more quickly for me but it is true that it does change every seven or eight years. By that I mean a whole new direction but there are some minor shifts in between to keep things interesting.

    Hope you enjoy the piece.

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