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Cutler & Gross at Capsule 2010

Discussion in 'Styleforum archived editorial articles' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    [​IMG] Cutler and Gross was a surprising entry at Capsule - as an understated luxury brand they seem out of place at a trade show like this. Of course with the massive success of the Wayfarer and blue chip Italian brands like Gucci having a business model practically based on sunglasses it makes sense that C & G would want a piece of the pie. The brand rep did have some reservations about speaking with us and having pictures taken so I'm guessing I'm not the only one seeing this incongruity. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    will own a pair of these one day
     


  3. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm a big eyewear collector and i always dream of a world where the quality matches the design of Cutler & Gross' eyewear collection. The build and materials leave a lot to be desired, especially for their price point and NOT having their line produced by Luxottica.
     


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    that's disappointing to hear i guess.
     


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    I can't tell you much about quality as I don't have the amount of glasses Kiya has, but my C&G glasses are leaps and bounds beyond what I previously had (it says handmade on the side, the hinges are sturdy and nice, and I think it's made of zyl). I like it a lot better than the Moscot ones I have tried. A little hefty, dense material, definitely like it.
     


  6. LeonM

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    Cutler & Gross used to have a decent website that actually showed their range...

    I recently broke the hinge of a 5 year old pair by standing on them, which was my fault not the manufacture.

    Leon
     


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    anyone know if Oliver Goldsmith, had his first name ripped off by the LA firm Peoples? They are now part of the Italian lunettes firm, that I think owns Ray Ban, Persol, and perhaps they are the private contractor or own the licences from most of the Euro ready-to-wear brands. Or I may be misguided.
     


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    I'm a big eyewear collector and i always dream of a world where the quality matches the design of Cutler & Gross' eyewear collection. The build and materials leave a lot to be desired, especially for their price point and NOT having their line produced by Luxottica.
    Luxoticca, the firm I meant to reference. Ta.
     


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    Listi Senior member

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    Cutler makes some nice frames from what I've seen on Forward. Would definitely buy a pair if I had the money, I need a constant income flow and "discretionary fund" before I do so, however.
     


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    Cutler makes some nice frames from what I've seen on Forward. Would definitely buy a pair if I had the money, I need a constant income flow and "discretionary fund" before I do so, however.

    Just picked up a pair of C&G 0849 in Black. Been wearing glasses my entire life and I must say these are the most well made pair I have ever owned. The price is so far justified.
     


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    i love my pair. i definitely would buy another one. my only concern is that the frames scratch rather easily, but that may be my own fault.
     


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    i love my pair. i definitely would buy another one. my only concern is that the frames scratch rather easily, but that may be my own fault.


    Really? I found the exact opposite. I have the 849 in black and I dropped them from my shirt pocket onto pavement. Picked them up, not a scratch. I was actually impressed with the durability. But this is only after 1 week...
     


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    Just picked up a pair of C&G 0849 in Black. Been wearing glasses my entire life and I must say these are the most well made pair I have ever owned. The price is so far justified.

    who is your avatar and do you know about the eye of horus ha?
     


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    edit: one day i'll learn to check thread dates
     


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