• 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 All New Kirk Originals

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Kirk Originals has gone through some transformations lately. New owners, new team and new designs. IDL is an architecture company that specialises in commercial spaces and they recently acquired the 21 year old frame company.

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    They wasted no time in putting together a new collection to show their intent. While echoing the style of Kirk Originals, they have chosen a more subdued palette. Colours still feature prominently but this time in softer hues than the Kirk Originals of old.

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    One thing they have been steadfast in though is their desire to hand make the frames in France. When so many other are moving production outside of Europe, they believe there is benefit in keeping traditional factories with centuries of know how alive and active.

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    Quality is apparent once you pick up and feel this range of spectacles and sunglasses. Italian and French acetates, German hinges and metal work. Frames cut and polished by hands that have had some of the greatest marques through their production lines.

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    We have a large selection now in store and welcome you to come and see what changes have been made to the collection.

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