Tag Archives: Handmade

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 […]


Back to School Style

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As the summer months wind down and the days get shorter, we begin to hear the phrase that strikes fear into the heart of freaks and geeks everywhere: BACK TO SCHOOL! All kidding aside, amidst all the new school supplies and fancy new clothes for class picture day, don’t lose sight of the blackboard or bus stop; […]


Sunglass Sale

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  It’s that time of year again!  Our Annual Sunglass Sale runs until August 31st with discounts anywhere between 10-50% off.  Although the sale runs all month, pairs are already moving quickly.  Come in sooner rather than later for the best choice of new and vintage frames at a wide-range of discounted prices.  We can […]


OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES

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  We’re thrilled to announce the OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES. After scouring the globe in search of oversize frames to fit big, beautiful faces, and finding that they were virtually non-existent, Jordan Paul has designed the OPTICIANADO MACRO SERIES. Hand crafted in the mountains north of Venice, where making eyeglasses is as proud an artisanal tradition […]


The Resurgence of Metal Frames

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Whether it’s fashion, food, music, or eyeglasses, it’s not always easy to predict trendsetting styles and ideas.  Often, as soon as something is popular, a new trend sweeps in faster than most can notice, so trendspotting can sometimes seem futile. However, one such noticeable burgeoning trend in eyeglasses is the resurgence of metal frames. Metal frames […]


New Stock: Vintage Savile Row

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Since the 1890s. Made in London since the 1930s. Founded in 1898 in Rathenow, Germany, the Max Wiseman & Co. began fabricating fine eyewear by hand. In 1932, they established the Algha factory in London’s historical east end.  The Algha factory has fostered many world-class frame makers dedicated to producing the finest quality handmade eyewear. […]


This Just in: Limited edition handmade frames by Opticianado!

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  Opticianado is pleased to announce our new in-house frame design! Inspired by some of our favourite 1950’s/60’s cateyes, owner Jordan Paul has designed this frame as an ode to the glamour of the past. We have produced 24 colours, and only one of each colour exists – seriously, limited edition. For authenticity purposes, each frame is […]


New Stock: Binocle handmade in France

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While in Europe, Jordan found a batch of vintage frames hand made in France by Binocle.