If the small details count, then you might want to have a look at the 50s-style jazz glasses and sunglasses by Black Eyewear.
Yes, glasses. And sunglasses. The latter is pretty much essential in all ur lives, but the former becomes more prevalent with age. Yes, some people wear glasses for most of their life. But if you are like me, the need suddenly creeps up on you due to advancing age and too much time staring at screens.
I know it took me forever to choose a pair when I first released I needed glasses. But that was before I discovered the range of 50s-style jazz glasses and sunglasses by Black Eyewear.
Black Eyewear is the work of Robert Roope, who spent 50 years as an optician, serving all kinds of clients (including Stanley Kubrick, who I suspect was fussy) before setting out on his own.
Dissatisfied with a lack of ‘simple black frames’ available to buy, he went back to the 1950s for inspiration, creating a first collection of six classic/iconic pieces.
That was back in 2015 and the range has grown considerably since, but still dedicated to and taking inspiration from the jazz scene of that era. Oh yes, you don’t have to go for black these days, with a variety of colour options available for each classic style. But if you want black, it is there.
There are two other key principles at work here too. First off, each pair is designed to ‘beautifully and architecturally frame the structure of the face’. Secondly, the designs are timeless. The same frames stay in stock for years, this is about slow fashion, not fast fashion.
Fancy a pair? You should check out the styles above and many more found on the website. At the top of the page is the Artie, selling for £167 and like many, also available as a sunglasses style if you want a break from the more obvious Ray-Bans.
The Brubeck below is also £167, the Cannonball is £187, the Herbie is £177 and the Wes glasses sell for £167. In terms of the sunglasses, many of the designs cross over, so check out some of those, including the Dexter (£177), the Milt for £187 and the Tatum, selling for £177.
More details and more of the range can be found at the Black Eyewear website.