Looking for Bespoke Glasses

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  1. mafoofan

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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.
     
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    How about going all out and getting tortoise-shell frames from Maison Bonnet?
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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? [​IMG]
     
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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?

    [​IMG]


    Not quite so large. But that's the right idea.
     
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    Not quite so large. But that's the right idea.
    Rather like mine, I suppose.
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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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.

    !!!
     
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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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