Monday, 30 September 2013

Savile Row Eyewear

savile row, gold half-eye spectaclesHaving sold Savile Row spectacle frames for a number of years what a joy to listen to the main man himself, MD Peter Viner, interviewed recently for BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live.

The Algha Group is a small family business employing just ten people including Peter's wife, son & daughter. Historically the company was the main manufacturer for the NHS and at its peak produced 11,500 pairs of spectacle frames a week. Together with the Milky Bar Kid, John Lennon and Gandhi, many of us probably wore them.

Whilst the Savile Row round-eye lives on and continues in popularity, the gold executive half-eye spectacle frame also complements the resurgent dress code of today.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Oval Reading Glasses

oval shaped plastic reading glasses. We've just added these 'Berkeley & Son' oval shaped reading glasses to our bespoke (plastic) section. We absolutely love them, the small classic shape and colouring are quite exquisite.

Unusually for a plastic spectacle frame they are fitted with 'rocker' nose pads which gently & comfortably lift the frame from the wearer's face.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Clip-On Magnifying Lenses

pair of clip-on magnifying lenses Those avid hobbyists out there will be pleased to know we have finally taken stock of more clip-on magnifying reading lenses allowing you to perfect your craft.

If you've never tried these then you really are missing a trick. The magnifying lenses offer additional magnification for document reading, fine needlecraft, model making etc., providing comfort, clarity and the accuracy necessary for detailed work.

We also have a single clip-on lens with +10.00 or +15.00 dioptres providing extra strong magnification.

• attach to most styles of regular spectacles

• flip-clip enables user to lift up lens when not required

Friday, 21 June 2013

Glass Lenses

pair of blue spectacles with glass reading lenses.For those who require spectacles with glass lenses we've added a couple of durable plastic styles to the appropriate section of the website.

it may be helpful to know that the glazing service for these spectacles is undertaken by a U.K. optical laboratory and therefore despatch may take 10 - 14 days.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Dove-Grey Cat's Eye

Rodenstock cat-eye shaped spectaclesWe're delighted to introduce these dove-grey coloured reading glasses in a feminine and gently sweeping cat's eye spectacle frame.

• manufactured by Rodenstock

• glazed in the U.K. with Trivex MAR lenses

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Upstyle Your Specs!

pair of lightweight, unisex reading glassesJust like clothes your reading glasses can say a lot about who you are or perhaps who you would like to be.

We all make changes according to who we are with and the occasion we are attending. Gone are the days when just one pair would do.

We can now opt to look formal like the indispensable P.A., intelligent like the college student or chic like the businesswoman.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Monocle Without Gallery

gold monocle without gallery.We just love monocles and always smile approvingly when we see someone sporting a fine specimen.

We supply quite a variety in gold or silver colour which have always been our mainstay, but recently we've introduced a gold coloured monocle without a gallery. Tricky you might think? Well, we are reliably informed that for some it can be the perfect fit.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Silver Coloured Monocle

silver monocle with gallery and including cord.As previously stated we love distinctive and distinguished eyewear such as our silver coloured monocle.

It's supplied with a fine black cord & soft pouch, however there is also an option to purchase a beautiful leather monocle case specifically designed for galleried monocles such as ours, and also a high quality stainless steel monocle chain.