Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shootout at The GB Canal:

Alright, now don't worry. This shootout between Zinzi and Nina, though serious looking, was non-lethal. They were just overcome with wild West feelings when Zinzi came in to obtain a pair of vintage Diane Von Furstenberg prescription glasses and before they knew it, they were wearing cowboyhats. Watch out for these two.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mark, Bearing Fine Gifts:

When a fellow gives another fellow a bottle of vintage scotch, it's like saying he'd share a foxhole with him any day. Mark brought a luxurious old bottle to Gentlemen's Breakfast, to store it here, so whenever he stops by, we can have a splash. It's like a mid-day mini vacation. Cheers, Mark.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cowboyhat... um... Thursday?

Yes, sometimes Cowboyhat Sundays spill all the way over to Thursday. We still have some hats, so get a free hat with purchase of any pair of eyewear at Gentlemen's Breakfast, while supplies last. Yeeeeeehaw!

Vintage Carrera Sunjet Shades:

Carrera "Sunjet" sunglasses were popular in the 80's and have become collector's items today. This one pictured has an exciting and rare colorway. Instead of merely having a brown tortoise pattern, they impregnated this frame with purple hints throughout the acetate. It has brown gradient 100% UV lenses. The cost is $250. Call or email us to order.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roaring 20's Round Specs:

These 1920's specs will go great with your Bowler Hat. We put G-15 sun lenses into the black pair and left the tortoise colored pair clear. Each one is $400. Call or email us to order.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Adensco Vintage Aviators:

These Adensco shades are made in Italy and they have a really cool antique copper finish with brown gradient UV lenses. The cost is $300. Call or email us to order.

Cowboyhat Sunday, July 25th:

Don't forget! This Sunday, July 25th, you get a FREE straw cowboyhat with the purchase of any pair of eyewear at Gentlemen's Breakfast. (Horse not included) While everyone else is wearing fedoras for the Madmen premier, you can go against the herd, pardner.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lamy Vintage Specs:

This is a vintage pair of Lamy specs made in France. They're shiny black with a soft hexagonal shape. The cost is $160. For an additional charge, we can install your prescription lenses or a pair of purple UV lenses, if you're a vampire.

Swank Cuff Links & Tie Pin:

These classy vintage cuff links and matching tie-pin, by Swank, are only $100 for the whole set, including the original box! The wide chain on each cuff link wraps on the outside of your sleeve. You'll be winning, with these. Winning I say! Call or email us to order.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

12KT Gold Filled specs:

This little 12KT gold filled dandy is well over one hundred years old and they have cable temples that wrap around one's ears. (Cable temples were invented in the 1800's for cavalry men so the glasses would not slip off) We've installed 100% UV brown gradient tints, as you can see, but we can make your RX lenses in any color. These ones cost $350.

Jade Cuff Links:

Here's a pair of genuine Jade cuff links, with the original box. They cost $100. Jade is lucky. You can wear 'em to the casino.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Will is ill

Will picked up both pairs of custom tints that we did in his own frames. The ones shown here are gray to yellow, double gradient. This photo took place on the West coast, as you can see. He should be a dapper rapper named "Ill Will" or maybe named "Will Clinton." Just a thought.

Patty + 1960's Prison Frames= Cool

Patty just picked up her prison frames and they look great!

The return of Sheldon:

Sheldon came back to "big time" us with another dapper outfit. Nuff said.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vintage Italian Aviators:

This pair of vintage aviators is made in Italy and it has a rich tortoise shell colored plating to complement the gold color of the bridge and temples. It's $250. Call or email us to order.

Flintlock Pistol Cuff Links:

Featured here is a great set of vintage cuff links and matching tie clip. They're shaped like antique flintlock pistols and they have the original box. They're $100. Call or email us to order. Click on picture to enlarge.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cowboyhat Sunday was awesome!

Thanks to everyone who visited GB on this last Cowboyhat Sunday. We were too busy to take very many pictures but during a lull, we snapped a few. Shown above is Sheldon who grabbed a pair of vintage French aviators before departing. He looked like an eccentric super villain with his seersucker coat and lapdog. Exxcccelent. Also, shown above is a smoke break that Captain Morgan and I had. Yeeeeehaw!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

One more day until COWBOYHAT SUNDAY, pardners!

Howdy. Yes, we're aware that people will be watching the world cup tomorrow but that only goes until about 1pm. Afterwords would be a great time for fellers and gals to swing by Gentlemen's Breakfast where you get a FREE straw cowboyhat with every eyewear purchase! Cowboyhat Sundays are every Sunday in July!

William makes everyone feel un-handsome:

William was already measuring 10 out of 10 on the handsometer but after he grabbed this pair of 1960's T.A. frames, he was a 14 making us all rate 5 out of 10 on the extremely accurate handsometer. Curse you, William. Cuuuuuurssse yooooouuuuu. He had the awesomest powder blue James Perse slacks too. You win this round, William!

Chad relaxes (times one thousand)

The infamous Chad will tell his pals later that he stopped by Gentlemen's Breakfast to pick up two early 1960's skinny ties (shown loosely draped over him) and to have his glasses repaired but we know he just used that as an excuse to relax... and relax he did.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cowboyhat Sundays!

Don't forget! Every Sunday in July, you get a free straw cowboyhat with every eyewear purchase at Gentlemen's Breakfast. Yeeeeeehaw!

FERRARI and CARRERA shades, to go with your supercar:

The top 2 frames are official FERRARI licensed products. One has money green gradient lenses with a silver flash mirror and the other one has sleezy record producer pink gradient lenses. They're $500 each. The bottom one is made by CARRERA and it hints of something Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro) would've worn in the movie Casino. These CARRERA shades are made out of Optyl, in Austria and they're $300. All 3 frames are vintage, have 100% UV protection and are subject to availability. Call or email us to order.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cowboyhat Sundays at GB this July!

Buy any pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses from Gentlemen's Breakfast on ANY Sunday this July and get a gosh darn free straw cowboy hat, while supplies last, 3 colors to choose from. They're all brand new and un-worn, pardner.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

T.A. frames, finally here!

They're here! We've been getting requests for these T.A. vintage, handmade gems and we've found some. These are the frames that almost every modern frame company has copied. We've found the originals and they're MADE IN AMERICA too. (What a concept?) The top pair is a dusty beige color, the middle is blackwood over crystal color and the bottom pair is dark brown over crystal color. They're $350 without sun lenses and $390 with the UV sun lenses. Items are subject to availability. Call or email us to order.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

GB in Los Angeles Mag

Gentlemen's Breakfast has a blurb in LA Mag this month, on page 54. Go buy an issue, ya cheapskate.

Vintage GUCCI Sunglasses:

These are really special! Who DOESN'T like GUCCI sunglasses? The top pair is a freckly root beer brown with caramel gradient lenses and it's $500. The second pair down is a butterfly shape in muted bubblegum and crystal color with gray gradient lenses and it's only $350! The third pair down is freckly gray with gray gradient lenses and it's $400. All three have 100% UV protection. We just have one pair of each, as they're VERY rare. Call or email us to order.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

GB will be closed July 4th

Happy Independence Day! We will be closed July 4th. We will re-open normal business hours on Tuesday July 6th from 12pm-7pm. Have a safe weekend, everyone!

See Jack run. See Jack look like an inventor

With his new specs and well groomed, beautiful beard, Jack will surely invent something this weekend. Maybe he'll invent a way to make the weather warmer on Sunday. Tomorrow's the fourth of July, for pete's sake. C'mon Jack! It should be in the 90's.

Not your average aviators:

Summer is definitely here and you're probably sick of seeing the same old Ray Ban aviators everywhere. You don't have to be Howard Hughes to appreciate a pair of quality aviator sunglasses. The top pair is a vintage French frame in chrome, made by Girard. It's equipped with amazing gray to yellow, double gradient lenses and it's $350. The second pair is a vintage Japanese aviator by Tura in gold color, with brown gradient FLOATING lenses and it's $500. The third vintage frame is made by, none other than, Dunhill. Yes, one of the gentlemanliest companies around. It's gold colored with gray/blue gradient lenses and has the original Dunhill soft case and it costs $500. All 3 frames have 100% UV protection. We just have one of each, so get on it!

Friday, July 2, 2010

3 pieces from our inventory:

The top frame pictured is a vintage Claiborne, made in Japan (back when Claiborne eyewear was made in Japan) and it's a very light, durable frame in a brushed gold color. It's $150. The second frame down is a very unusual almond shape, made in Austria out of black Optyl. It's $250. The third frame is a beautiful vintage 1960's blue/cream crystal fade frame made from acetate and it's $220. Call or email to order. Frames subject to availability.

Zach wears short shorts. (and shade shades)

From the neck up, Zach looks like a 1960's gent, with his new black shades, that he just procured from us. From the neck down, he's a man of extraordinary pink and electric teal 1980's flash. Using complex mathematics, we've decided that this should average him out to look very 1970's but he does not... Not at all, in fact. Strange.

Mark with his new shades.... and.... pie?

Mark stopped by GB to grab a pair of mafia style aviators for the holiday weekend. He had a splash of scotch with his cherry pie (that he brought). It was in a glass serving dish and everything. We admire his luxuriocity.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One way ticket to Round-Town:

The top frame pictured is a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg ($150) that's a beautiful dark green color with gold colored bridge. The second frame is a vintage Sebastiano ($150) in gray tortoise color. The third one down is a vintage acetate P3 frame ($300) in a dark brown tortoise color. All 3 can be filled with your prescription and/or have tinted sun lenses installed. Call or email us to order.