Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fine breakfast robe... the FINEST

Calm down. I know, I know. Nothing says relaxation and success like a nice robe. We've just received this beautiful vintage Christian Dior Monsieur gentleman's robe. It's dark turquoise with off white and gray trim. The cost is $200. The silver ascot pictured is $75, by Blind Bunney Couture from San Francisco. The shades are vintage Christian Dior (to match your new classy robe) and they're a beautiful two tone gray with lemon drop interior. They're made in Germany. The lenses are 100% UV, of course. The shades are $300.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage Persol Ratti Shades:

Here are 3 vintage Persol Ratti frames we've found. They're $500 each and the 2 black ones are made out of acetate, from the swingin' 60's. The light brown square ones are made out of a lightweight type of epoxy called Optyl, from the early 1980's. Call or email us to order.

Gentlemen's Breakfast in NYLON GUYS MAG

That's right! Gentlemen's Breakfast has just appeared on page 54 in the July issue of Nylon Guys Mag. Go buy an issue! It's great for any gent! (Click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inventory, 22 June, 2010

Today we would like to show you some of our Norman Rockwell collection. Like most of our pieces, these are very rare and in wonderful condition despite their age. The high quality acetate frames plainly bear on the inner temple the "Made in America" stamp(it would be unjust for the frames of such an iconic American to be made anywhere else, don't you think?).

Currently we have three variations: For the topmost pair, and the picture doesn't do it justice, the acetate has swirls of charcoal, violet and pearly silver. Surely they were made by wizards. $600

The second is a deep charcoal color with a slight keyhole bridge. Softer lines than the first and slightly smaller. $600

The third is a wonderful example of a classic tortoise shell frame that would be at home on the face of any Yale professor, sailboat racer or know-it-all. $600

To make a purchase you may contact us via phone or e-mail;
(323) 306-6766

Items are vintage pieces and subject to availability. Prices subject to change without notice.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inventory, 18 June, 2010.

Presented here are three wonderful pieces from our current inventory.

Pictured first is a swell vintage aviator by Serengeti with a lovely tortoise shell frame and original glass photochromic lenses. Photochromic differs a bit from transitional lenses, the first being that it's not prescription, another that they quickly go from a light peach to a deep walnut when taken out-of-doors. We are quite happy to present this piece in all it's immaculate glory. $400.

The second pair is one of our now infamous prison glasses. That's right, prison glasses. It doesn't get more Johnny Cash than this folks. These were standard issue to prisoners in the 1960's for several reasons, give us a call or stop by for full details. This particular frame bears a dark grey lens we had specially fitted for them(we are a full service optical boutique after all). We've acquired a small collection of these and in several sizes. Made entirely in the U.S. of A., they start at a very modest $150. For a standard tint as pictured we charge an additional $40.

Lastly is another pair from our prison frames stock. These have no lenses and may easily be fitted with any prescription(as can all our glasses actually). To re-iterate, we are a full service optical boutique and Board Certified Dispensing Opticians. We can repair nearly anything and fit any frame with any lens; prescription, special order sunglass lenses or just plain old clear if you wear specs as an accessory.

To make a purchase you may contact us via phone or e-mail;
(323) 306-6766

Items are vintage pieces and subject to availability. Prices subject to change without notice.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A few afternoon pics of the crew, snapped by some gents visiting the shop. Take a look at his blog here;