For price/value ratio, Eye-eye Denmark and Prodesigns (also Denmark) are the best, hands down. And the designs range from classic chic to tragically hip. I like Booth&Bruce from England, L.A. Eyeworks, and Oliver Peoples as well.
I've just bought a pair of Oliver Peoples. Nice craftsmenship. Very comfortable. I hear there's a bespoke service somewhere. But I imagine you'd have to choose to buy glasses rather than say, a vintage Jaguar....
I've never been a big fan of the Alain Mikli range. Nothing has really jumped out at me. Other brands to try might be LaFont (Paris), Kia Yamato (also Paris) - both are well designed and expensive. Ic-Berlin offers some interesting frames as well.
I've never been a big fan of the Alain Mikli range. Nothing has really jumped out at me.
Are you talking about the "Mikli" licensed brand, or the Alain Mikli range? The Mikli stuff is quite pedestrian, but the Alain Mikli stuff is lovely, and definitely constructed differently than, say, Oliver Peoples. See http://www.eyeglasses.com/brand/988145668