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Kick-ass glasses for the four-eyed classes
Kick-ass glasses for the four-eyed classes


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3D printed glasses evolve with My Very Own Mykita
If you wear them, you will know that glasses come in surprisingly standard sizes. Unless you've a pinhead or a moon face, you'll probably have never really had to think about how well your specs fit. A good optician will attempt to make sure your glasses fi...

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Anyone who knows their Scandinavian textiles will know and no doubt love Marrimekko, the Finnish designers known for the perfect prints. Good news if you're after the eyewear as it's just been launched. As you'd expect there are subtle, tasteful shapes (abo...

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James Bond's sunglasses in Spectre: Vuarnet Glacier in black
Mr Bond, we've been expecting you... In the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, Daniel Craig sports the rather wonderfully black and leather Glacier sunglasses by French luxury ski eyewear maker Vuarnet . First made in the 1980s, the aviator frame combines an...

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Fine Arts Optical in the Mission, San Francisco
The life of an occasional glasses blogger is, of course, an exciting one. And the past few weeks were no different as I headed west to California for my summer break. After a week or two of getting used to the way that most things are bigger and better than...

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Oliver Goldsmith for President
Thanks for all the positive comments following our sudden return on Friday. We won't go away; just rest our eyes occasionally. We blog for the joy of specs and here is one of the brands where it all began, Oliver Goldsmith. These are President, reissued fro...

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Crystal clear Cazal 642, 644 and 656
Cazal has re-issued these three 1990s sunnies in clear crystal actetate. He wears Cazal 656, a style inspired by the legendary Cazal 642, and created in collaboration with New York streetdance artist Dameion “Rhythm Child” Williams. Meanwhile, she wears Caz...

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Blake Kuwahara's frame within a frame
Blake Kuwahara has been designing top-notch specs for the likes of Kata, Carolina Herrera and Coach but last year he launched a glasses collection under his own name, and EWG likes what it sees. I've previously talked about the contrast between the shape of...

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L.G.R. Reunion: decent black sunnies for 2015
Continuing our #DecentSunnies series, here is L.G.R , an eyewear brand renowned for its perfect acetates and knock-out lens-frame colour combinations. Here, however, I've picked out three black beauties, from the top – Reunion, Tripoli and Lola. Handmade in...

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Behind the scenes of pq Eyewear 2015 shoot
Getting up to date with Ron Arad's pq ... courtesy of a feature on HungerTV. Including a great view of the hingeless design....

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How much should you spend on a decent pair of glasses?
When people ask me how much you should spend on glasses I usually say that if it seems like a really good price – for example "buy-one-get-one-free", "free lenses", "frames just $29.99" – then in all likelihood, it probably isn't. You get what you pay for J...
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