• 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.

  • The return of a classic. Oliver Peoples O’Malley.

    Friday, May 11, 2012

     

    Larry Leight is the founder and chief designer of Oliver Peoples. After more than twenty years of heading the company, he found himself exploring his back catalogue of frames. Encouraged by family, friends and loyal customers, he decided to revisit some of the styles that defined his brand and that made it such a sucessful company. He was convinced that interest in these frames would be as strong now as it was twenty years ago and he decided to put some of them back into production.

     

     

    Chief of these was the O’Malley. Styled after a pair worn by L.A. Dodgers president, Peter O’Malley (Oliver Peoples is an L.A. company), they are one of the most recognisable frames in Oliver Peoples’ history. Larry decided to go back to the same factory to make the frames as  had made them originally. A small Japanese operation that Oliver Peoples quickly outgrew but for this strictly limited edition run, they were just the right size and had the tooling from the original run.

     

     

    There are four colours in both the optical and the sunglasses and they are very limited in numbers. They come with a very special case that is also a copy of the originals from 1988. If you want to own a piece of history, you’d better do so soon as I will not be able to repeat the order!

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