• 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.

  • A trio of American classics for Independence Day!

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Happy Independence day to all our American customers and there are quite a lot of you. To celebrate American independence, I would like to present to you this trio of classic American frames.

     

    On the left is the Shuron Ronsir. Seen in may places but most notably on the face of Kevin Costner in J.F.K. and in the television series, Mad Men. In the middle, The Randolph Engineering Aviator. Standard issue to American Airforce pilots since 1971 and more recently, as supplied by us to Johnny Depp via the film Dark Shadows. Finally on the right, the Oliver Peoples O’Malley. Not seen since 1988 and now re-issued in extremely limited numbers. Want to see it elsewhere? Have a look at Christian Bale in “American Psycho” and you can get a good look.

    What a way to end this celebration of American independence.

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