Tag Archives: handcrafted

EYEWEAR TREND ALERT 2018: 90s FUTURISTIC VIBES

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Though often referred to as the worst decade for fashion, the 90’s revival has remained a pervasive trend over the last five years, with modern iterations of this decade’s looks visible on the runway every season. We may have barely made our way into the new year, but the trend forecast shows that 2018 is […]


FEBRUARY: TUNE UP MONTH

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If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Toronto in the dead of February. The cold, the ice, the frosty breeze that never leaves your bones… That said, we know that many among you have got a sunny getaway just around the corner. With your speedos and sunscreen packed and ready to go, don’t forget […]


FRESH FROM OLIVER PEOPLES

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With distinctive styles exquisitely handcrafted in Italy, Oliver Peoples has remained one of the most recognizable brand names in the industry for years. For the lover of classic eyewear, Oliver Peoples frames add a beautiful focal point to individual style with thoughtful detailing and an air of timelessness. We recently received a ton of new […]


NEW JAPANESE-MADE FRAMES!

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In the last couple, of weeks, we’ve expanded our collection of contemporary eyewear to include a handful of pieces from handmade Japanese brand Ricestone. With a range of metals, combinations, and full acetate frames, they’ve got a little something for all tastes. Ricestone frames are a fantastic, lightweight option that perfectly on a shallow bridge.


VISION EXPO EAST 2017

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Hey all! We’ll be in New York this year for Vision Expo East, showcasing our line of specialty large fit eyewear from March 31st – April 2nd. Our frames are handcrafted in Italy and come in a variety of classic colours and shapes that flatter many face shapes and sizes. Appointments are happily arranged by […]


GREENERY!

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Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017, ‘Greenery’, is a bright and joyful lime green that lends itself well to graphic design, textiles, and of course – eyewear! We often find ourselves recommending green frames to our clients for a variety of reasons. For blonde hair and blue eyes, the colour compliments your features perfectly […]


NEW STOCK: WOODY FRAMES!

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New goodies! For those of you looking for a classic shape with that extra “somethin’ somethin’”, we’ve just received a new batch of Woody frames! Made with pride and passion in Canada, these frames have a wood-like finish that sets them apart from your typical rectangular frame. If you’re someone who likes to keep it […]


ARE THE EARLY 00s VINTAGE YET?

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I remember being a young teenager in the early 2000s, and some of the truly regrettable stylistic choices I made (rhinestones and low-rise jeans everywhere). So imagine the astonishment I feel looking around me and seeing the trends of that era slowly but surely creeping back into style. At least scrolling through Instagram. I don’t […]


NARCO EYEWEAR AESTHETIC

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If I’m not at the shop helping people choose a frame, there’s a fairly good chance that I’m sushi-rolled in blankets in front of my laptop binge watching one show or another. Especially with autumn now fully upon us and wetting my appetite for coziness. I’ve been hooked on Narcos since season 1, and this […]


Pantone Palette 2016

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Every season, Pantone releases a new carefully selected palette that reflects the most prominent colours in fashion and style. For fall 2016, they’ve chosen an eclectic and joyful mix of brights and neutrals that will keep you from feeling drab as the summer cools down.   At Opticianado, we have a sincere passion for design […]