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Artisanal Quality with Standout Styles “All the companies that were in the market were developing boring eyewear. I kept looking at all the experimental independent clothing brands and wondered why no one had yet dared to develop a quirky, bold line of eyewear." - Daniel Beckerman, Founder Retrosuperfuture was created in 2007 by Daniel Beckerman, who saw a need for something that pushed the creative boundaries of the optical design industry. The collection has now grown to 27 distinctive designs, and has been seen on the faces on athletes, musicians, and models. The quality behind SUPER is exceptional. Handmade in Milan,...

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Elegant Eyewear for Espionage It's no secret that James Bond is an impeccably well dressed gentleman. From shootouts and car chases to having martini with women, he has a aura of elegance and class. Tom Ford is the personal tailor for Daniel Craig's 007; from suits to sunglasses his wardrobe shows a love for luxury and style. Take a look at the featured sunglass pieces from the latest Bond movies. Quantum of Solace (2008) Daniel Craig wears a pair of TF108 sunglasses, now discontinued and incredibly difficult to find. The screen-worn pair sold at a charity auction for nearly $40,000. One can only imagine how...

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A Tailor For Your Eyewear Glasses have become a fashion statement, a complimentary accessory that keeps you from walking into walls while looking sharp. Buying a new pair is only halfway there; making sure they are fitted properly is just as important as finding the right style. While not regularly disheveled, ill fitting glasses nonetheless can still be a bit of a bother; constantly adjusting them while they're on your face is a telltale sign they need to be better adjusted for your features. Here's a few things to consider. Bench Alignment Our work station is called a "bench". So, when...

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A Handcrafted Fit There are times we fall in love with a frame. Its shape is flattering, its colour is complimentary, and its materials are top notch. When we put it on however, something about it just doesn't fit well. It hovers over your nose bridge, it slides down, and generally leaves a little something to be desired.  At Glass Monocle Eyecare, we can modify the frame to be fitted for nosepad arms. This allows a more customized and comfortable fit, while allowing a patient to still wear the frames they love.  Watch this short clip of our hand crafted process;...

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Basquiat, Etnia Barcelona, eyewear, fashion, limited edition -

Paying Homage to a Cultural Icon Earlier this year, eyewear phenom Etnia Barcelona teamed up with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the late artist's influence on social culture in the 80's. They released a limited-production collection, and is seen around the world on many celebrities.  This collection features three different pieces of artwork: In This Case, Fallen Angel (1981), and Glenn (1984). Each frame is detailed with Basquiat's iconic crown on the frame front, as well as Etnia Barcelona's gold plaque inside the temple. A highly limited production run of high quality sunglasses and eyeglasses, they will stand both the test of time and fashion.   This collection...

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