• 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 O’Malley is back and this time, he brought a friend!

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    This year sees a final, limited release of the iconic “O’Malley” frame from Oliver Peoples. Like last year, there has been a limited production run made in the original factory that crafted Oliver Peoples frames back when this was a new model. I spoke at length about these last year on the blog and the only thing to add this year is that the colour range has been updated. This year, unlike last, we have a jet black to add to the roster. Gone are the amber and the buff and in comes olive tortoise (a little like buffalo horn) and light brown stripe. One colour from last year survives, which is not surprising as it was the first to sell out last year, the chestnut. However, the O’Malley is not the only old name that is making an appearance

    Oliver Peoples O'Malley and M-4 New

    A new addition to the “Circa 1987” range (Oliver Peoples vintage collection) this year is one of my all time favourite Oliver Peoples’ frame, the M-4.  Originally released in 1990, it went on to be one of the most popular Oliver Peoples of all time.  It even spawned a children’s version as part of the short-lived “Ollie Peoples” collection. Highly detailed in embossed metal and with filigree highlights, this Japanese, hand-made frame oozes class and refinement.

    Oliver Peoples M-4 1 new

    In the early nineties, if you were a Hollywood star, the M-4 was “the” pair of spectacles to be seen in, it even made a film appearance on the face of Bruce Willis in Hudson Hawk. Not quite the infamy of the O’Malley’s presence in “American Psycho” but not a bad place in movie history.

    Oliver Peoples M-4 2 New

    My one regret is that the legendary Oliver Peoples clips have not been re-issued alongside the frame. Fear not though, we can sort out a custom-made one for you using our new service. The re-issue is available in two colours. Antique silver and antique gold. These are very limited and I doubt that, when our stock runs out, I will be able to get any more.

    So now is the time. Don’t wait another twenty years for these beautiful frames to become available again. The O’Malley and the M-4. Available for a short period only.

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