Saturday, July 31, 2010
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
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
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
Friday, July 23, 2010
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
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.
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
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.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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
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 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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.