- Feb 11, 2007
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Got it. I was under the impression that you already had the glasses in NYC. And since we don’t wear our suits between fittings, I was confused. But I understand what you’re saying now. Thanks for the clarification.Not sure how I can be clearer. I have a fitting waiting for me. Just as with a bespoke suit, you have to try on a working version of the physical thing so they can make fit adjustments. This is more critical with tortoise shell than acetate, due to both the expense of the material/labor and the unforgiving nature of shell—apparently it can give you bad headaches if the arms are too tight, or so they tell me. In contrast, my bespoke acetate frames from Bonnet were made straight to final and fine-tuned at pick-up.
Put another way, bespoke acetate frames from Maison Bonnet take only two visits. Tortoise shell takes at least three (maybe more). They don’t ship to the U.S.
Zeiss is only one option. We went with it as it best matched the shade of grey of my horn glasses. My wife did not go with Zeiss on her acetate pair as it was not even one of the options they suggested.That sounds about right. They use Zeiss lenses, which are available here too.
Think this is what your clients pay you to do as well!ridiculous attention to infinitesimal details
Mikli hinges were designed to work like your shoulder. They have a degree of rotation and seem to lock in the adjustment with unrestricted flex.@Despos
True but it’s not always possible. Some places don’t have the expertise and some don’t have the drive. So when we (as clients/customers) run across someone who has both (be it in tailoring, coffee, glasses, etc.) it’s a great treat.
No idea about the hinges. They did explain that only acetate allows them to bend the frame back towards the arm. In horn or shell, the arm meets the frame at a right angle. So different hinges are used depending on the material used.
I had a few on my list but was never near one. This, of course, does not count the traditional bistro and coffee shops. I still can’t believe I walked out of Café de Flore without a demi-tasse and saucer. Bad move on my part.Mikli hinges were designed to work like your shoulder. They have a degree of rotation and seem to lock in the adjustment with unrestricted flex.
Favorite coffee in Paris were the Australian owned shops. They are easy to find