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post #1 of 25
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Does anybody know who makes high-quality bespoke glasses? My head is hard to fit (too big), and I'd like some nice horn-rimmed glasses that will last.

I can buy local (Chicago, NYC, DC), or international if necessary.
post #2 of 25
How about going all out and getting tortoise-shell frames from Maison Bonnet?
post #3 of 25
I believe Alex Kabbaz introduced an artisan named Nader Zadi at one of the Coalitions of Sartorial Effervescence a few years ago. I think he does some form of custom eyewear. Also maybe Meyrowitz, Coffignon, Oliver Peoples or Cutler & Gross.
post #4 of 25
I think these are nice:

http://www.meyrowitz.com/us/achard_us.htm

Very bold; nothing more unattractive than a pair of affectedly understated minimalist frames.
post #5 of 25
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I think these are nice:

http://www.meyrowitz.com/us/achard_us.htm

Very bold; nothing more unattractive than a pair of affectedly understated minimalist frames.

Thin frames don't work well with the out-size features of my face anyway. My current frames are very thick, black plastic Rodenstocks--it's irritating when people comment about their unfashionably large size. As if I picked them because I didn't know better.
post #6 of 25
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How about going all out and getting tortoise-shell frames from Maison Bonnet?

I'm supposing genuine tortoise shell is going to cost more than I want to spend. Real horn, on the other hand, seems more reasonable. But, wow, those are gorgeous and look exactly like what I want.
post #7 of 25
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Thin frames don't work well with the out-size features of my face anyway. My current frames are very thick, black plastic Rodenstocks--it's irritating when people comment about their unfashionably large size. As if I picked them because I didn't know better.
I don't have out-sized facial features, but I do like oversized plastic frames. Part of it is because of my contrarian nature towards trends. Somehow I know huge black eyeglass frames are never going to be mass popular. How large are your frames? As large as these?
post #8 of 25
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I don't have out-sized facial features, but I do like oversized plastic frames.

How large are your frames? As large as these?


Not quite so large. But that's the right idea.
post #9 of 25
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Not quite so large. But that's the right idea.
Rather like mine, I suppose.
post #10 of 25
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Rather like mine, I suppose.

Those are a very similar shape, except mine are black. From a quick glance at Rodenstock's website, it would appear they no longer make such glasses.

Maison Bonnet looks fantastic. Any idea of the cost? Also, do I have to be in Paris?
post #11 of 25
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Those are a very similar shape, except mine are black. From a quick glance at Rodenstock's website, it would appear they no longer make such glasses.

Maison Bonnet looks fantastic. Any idea of the cost? Also, do I have to be in Paris?

Mine are also black, from Cutler & Gross. I posted a picture in the WAYWT thread.

As for Maison Bonnet, I believe they start at about $4000 all the way up to $10,000+ for the blonde shells. I'm sure you'd need to be in France for the fittings, no different from a suit or a pair of shoes.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I believe Alex Kabbaz introduced an artisan named Nader Zadi at one of the Coalitions of Sartorial Effervescence a few years ago. I think he does some form of custom eyewear. Also maybe Meyrowitz, Coffignon, Oliver Peoples or Cutler & Gross.

Well, if Zadi is a bona fide CSE vendor, what else is there to say?
post #13 of 25
It seems Zadi only does rimless type things. He calls it bespoke, but I would call it "creative" bespoke in that he only manipulates old frames into new shapes or whatnot:

http://www.rareframes.com/custom.html
post #14 of 25
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As for Maison Bonnet, I believe they start at about $4000 all the way up to $10,000+ for the blonde shells.

!!!
post #15 of 25
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Well, if Zadi is a bona fide CSE vendor, what else is there to say?
I think you should get the Bonnet tortoiseshell glasses. I think they somehow would suit you.
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