L’Ingénieur Chevallier MTO eyewear – and go...

June 14th 2024

While in Paris at the beginning of the year, I was told about an eyewear brand that was offering something that sits between ready-to-wear and bespoke. That’s a theme, by the way, that I think we'll be returning to in the second half of this ...

L’Ingénieur Chevallier MTO eyewear – and go...

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The most comfortable and best looking glasses on me have been the soupcans from the Italian brand called Tavat ( have 3 pais). I have also liked Theo and Rigards...

Glasses and jewelleryJune 14th 2024

Paris: A menswear shopping guide – 2024 update

May 10th 2024

  Quite a lot has changed in the five years since we last updated this Paris shopping guide (and yes, I know just as much as changed elsewhere – we will also update the others!). Kenjiro Suzuki has left, the Viaduc des Arts has dr...

Paris: A menswear shopping guide – 2024 update

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Hey Robert, There is a comment above about that actually - in most cases, no, I don't think it is. It's only in quite particular styles and worn in specific ways (as a lot of Husbands things are)...

May 10th 2024

Maison Bonnet glasses: Review

October 4th 2019

These glasses I had made at Maison Bonnet recently are absolutely superb. As I wrote in the recent post ‘My glasses’ I’ve tried several different makers over the years, including cheaper and expensive, ready-made, bespoke and made...

Maison Bonnet glasses: Review

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Hey, I still wear them, but a lot less and my contacts more. I simply think I look better without them - there's a post here that talks about it a bit....

Glasses and jewelleryOctober 4th 2019

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

August 2nd 2019

I’ve been short-sighted since I was young, and as a result have always worn glasses. Even when I switched to contact lenses as a teenager, I continued to have glasses as an alternative, both for style and health. Once you start to become inte...

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

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I've used titanium rimless glasses by Austrian company Silhouette for years and have been very happy with them. The whole glasses, including lenses, weigh only 9 grams. Because they are rimless and so light I forget I'm ...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 2nd 2019

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

April 22nd 2019

Maison Bonnet was one of the few world-renowned menswear makers I hadn’t tried until recently. So it has been great to get to know Franck and the team, since they opened a shop in Mayfair last year. Having been short-sighted from a young age, ...

Maison Bonnet bespoke glasses: The craft in London

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What sunglasses did Brad Pitt wear in De longhorn ad commercial & price please...

Glasses and jewelleryApril 22nd 2019