About our frames
We love glasses and winter 2017 sees us with a particularly good selection. Ann & Valentin are back in stock after a bit of an absence and we're excited to be stocking Falvin from Denmark and Blackfin for the first time.We have around 950 frames and sunglasses which we'd love to show you.Our stock has an emphasis on quality European design - Falvin and Prodesign from Denmark, Ic! Berlin from Germany,Face & Cie and LaFont and from France and Blackfin from Italy, Our range is always changing and new products arrive almost every week. We've been selling glasses frames for over 40 years, so we have some treasures from the 1970s and 80s on our retro stand if you'd like something that no-one else is wearing.
Choosing a frame
You may have found that choosing a frame is a daunting task but we aim to change that.We try to make the whole experience pleasant and easy and it's certainly sociable and interactive.We're on hand to help you choose something to suit your face shape, your prescription and your budget and to help you see yourself clearly when you're trying frames on we can organise some temporary contact lenses or you can use our handy ipad to take digital images Of course we offer opinions and you can take frames home so your friends and family can comment too.
To help you narrow your frame choices it can be helpful to consider what kind of image you'd like to project and when you're going to wear your glasses. Do you want to look serious and intelligent or cheerful and outgoing? Do you want your frames to make a statement or to blend into the background? Are you going to wear your glasses in the office or mostly at the weekends? Are you looking for a particular colour or shape? Have you considered having more than one pair of frames? You may also want to consider what your frame will be made of.
Metal frames have adjustable nose pads and can be soldered or welded if they break. It's possible for them to weigh only a few grams which helps you forget you're wearing glasses.If you're allergic to nickel, or have found their existing metal frame became pitted or corroded you should frames made of stainless steel, titanium ( 40 % lighter than steel) or the more flexible B-titanium to avoid those problems. Our new ranges of Blackfin and Falvin frames are both made form high quality Japanese titanium are a great option as are the exciting Ic-berlin range with no screws or welds.
Plastic frames appear solid but, like their metal counterparts, how much they weigh varies a lot.Most plastic frames don't have nosepads so the even distribution of weight across the bridge makes them very comfortable If you're looking for something very light you'll find Optyl a pleasure to wear.
Some frames are a mixture of metal and plastic, like-popular Dilem and Face & Cie range. Dilem have metal fronts and interchangeable plastic sides which is an exciting way to have more than one look with just one frame and Face & Cie can be made of either plastic or metal and have add-on metal clips to change to appearance of the frame front..