Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day Fashion at Spectacle Made of All Natural Materials

Today is Earth Day, and you can use that to make a fashion statement with natural eyewear!  Spectacle carries a variety of brands that use natural materials, however none take this task as far as ROLF Spectacles.

ROLF logo engraved into the wooden temple

ROLF eyewear is made entirely of wood or stone - even the hinges contain no screws or metal.  All of ROLF's models are designed and built in Austria with careful, unparalleled attention to detail and through using only the finest materials available.

ROLF Camaro

Gold & Wood is another brand housed at Spectacle which proudly uses natural materials as well.  Gold & Wood handcrafts fine eyewear using items such as wood and gold to achieve high quality, fashionable pieces.

Gold & Wood H25P

Gold & Wood's philosophy is a simple one.  According to their website, "by taking the time to hand craft the world's most elegant eyepieces, made from the most exquisite natural materials, Gold & Wood strives to bring its owner back in touch with the magical world that surrounds us".

Gold & Wood H31P

If you're interested in natural eyewear choices, ROLF Spectacles and Gold & Wood are both available now at Spectacle.  Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 17

Happy Easter from Spectacle!

Happy Easter from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, all locations will be closed tomorrow, Good Friday, but open with regular hours Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Have a great long weekend and see you soon!

Tuesday, April 15

Spectacle Presents: The ic! berlin x Boombox Project Collaboration

Spectacle is excited to announce a brand new collaboration for ic! berlin.  The Boombox X and Boombox Noize, both found at Spectacle's Queen St. location, were designed by Australian graphic artist Peter White - also referred to as Bywhite.

The Boombox X Model

The Boombox Noize

Bywhite designed the two sunglasses for ic! berlin after being inspired by Lyle Owerko's The Boombox Project book and art photography.  Pieces of Owerko's work are displayed worldwide - in Canada, you can check it out at Montreal's Galorie LeRoyer.

Some of Owerko's work

The sunglasses are mirrored and are sure to make you stand out in a crowd!  Both eyewear models are available now at Spectacle so come by and check them out soon.

Friday, April 11

VERY Limited Thom Browne Mirror Aviators are Now at Spectacle

Photo from Thom Browne's S/S 2014 Show

The Thom Browne 015 mirror sunglass is available now at Spectacle!  With only 50 made throughout Europe and Canada, the models are extremely limited.  Spectacle is currently the exclusive retailer in Toronto with only a small number of each style in house.

The Thom Browne 015 comes in both gold and silver with mirrored lenses

We have also received other Thom Browne styles, so come in soon to check them out before they're gone!  The Thom Browne 015 model is available at our Queen St. West boutique.

Wednesday, April 9

Spectacle's ic! berlin & GLCO x Thierry Lasry Featured in CHLOE Magazine's Spring 2014 Issue

The Spring 2014 Cover

Spectacle's ic! berlin & Garrett Leight x Thierry Lasry models are featured in the latest issue of CHLOE Magazine! The styles were pulled from our shop just for the photo shoot with a Game On, sporty theme.  Both of the sunglasses are bold and daring - perfect for S/S 2014!

GLCO x Thierry Lasry No. 1

ic! berlin Ritter Butzke

The Spring 2014 issue of CHLOE Magazine is on news stands now!  Both of the models showcased are currently available at our Queen St. West boutique so come by soon and check them out.

Friday, April 4

Spectacle's Taru & Koli Eyeglasses Featured in iSH's New Music Video for Light Up

Taru & Koli, our exclusive eyewear line designed by Spectacle founder Jag Dhillon, is featured in iSH's latest music video for Light Up!  The model shown is the Oxford in Crystal #13, and is available at our Queen St. West and Yonge St. boutiques.

Check out the video below and stop by Spectacle soon to see our entire collection of Taru & Koli eyewear in both optical and sunglasses!

Tuesday, April 1

Spectacle Featured in The Globe & Mail Style Section

Spectacle has been featured this week in The Globe & Mail.  The article, "Three hot looks in men's fashion this spring", showcases Spectacle's popular Oliver Peoples x Maison Kitsuné collection!  This collaboration between OP and Maison Kitsuné includes both optical models as well as sunglasses and clip-ons.

Some Styles from the Oliver Peoples x Maison Kitsuné Collaboration

Currently, Spectacle houses the Oliver Peoples x Maison Kitsuné collaboration at both our Queen St. West and Distillery District boutiques.  The collection is suitable for both men and women, so come by and take a peek!

Wednesday, March 26

Australian Artist CJ Hendry Creates Amazing Art Using Only a Pen and Paper

CJ Hendry is an Australian artist who is quickly gaining recognition for her amazing art displays.  Using only a pen and paper, CJ creates photo-realistic, black and white, large format images.

She focuses generally on high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or Louis Vuitton horse, however also draws items such as skulls and shoes in great detail.

The attention to detail that goes into CJ's work is truly incredible and the finished products are remarkably realistic.  For more work by CJ, you can check out her Instagram account here.

Friday, March 21

NEW PRODUCT: CAZAL Caps are Available Now Exclusively at Spectacle

The CAZAL cap in anthracite-tan

BIG News for CAZAL enthusiasts & fans:

Finally, CAZAL has created the apparel to match their frames!  The classic design of CAZAL is now also found in their new caps: A sportive buckleback - made from top quality Egyptian cotton with satin inlay and an ostrich finished leather shield - packed in a useful satin pouch with logo.  Spectacle is the exclusive Canadian retailer of the hats, and we're excited to offer them to you now!

The buckle along the back with logo above

The CAZAL logo plaque on the anthracite-tan style

The CAZAL logo is engraved on a shiny metal plate at the front of the cap.  The cap can be worn year round in both warm and cool seasons, and the styles are available in anthracite-tan and light grey-black.

The grey-black cap option

The CAZAL caps are available for purchase online here - or if you prefer to shop in person, stop by our Queen St. West location to take a look.  The caps are very limited - we were only able to get our hands on a small amount, so hurry in before they're snatched up!  For more information or to reserve yours now, please email us at online@spectaclelovesyou.com.

Wednesday, March 19

KUBORAUM Pulled from Spectacle Featured in the Latest Issue of FLARE Magazine!

The April 2014 cover of FLARE Magazine

KUBORAUM, an eyewear brand from Berlin, is featured in the latest issue of FLARE Magazine.  The model is Mask K12 and was pulled from Spectacle for the photo shoot!  The K12 by KUBORAUM is an oversized optical style in both Tortoise and Black colourways.

Photo shoot in the April issue of FLARE Magazine

The K12 Mask

KUBORAUM is currently available at our Queen St. West boutique.  KUBORAUM is a line best known for their bold, impact-making eyewear models in both eyeglasses as well as sunglasses.  Drop by Spectacle soon to check out our entire collection!  The April issue of FLARE Magazine is on news stands now.

Friday, March 14

Isabel Marant x Oliver Peoples is Available Now at Spectacle!

Daria in the custom case with frame bag / cloth

The latest collaboration for eyewear brand Oliver Peoples is with French fashion house Isabel Marant.  Isabel Marant is most famous for their clothing and shoe designs and is a popular collection among fashionable celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Katie Holmes, and Anne Hathaway, among others.



The OP x Isabel Marant collaboration consists of two sunglass styles in a variety of bright, vibrant colours. According to Oliver Peoples, "The collaboration sunglasses combine California cool with Parisian chic, resulting in two lightweight styles in pretty, pastel colourways".  The Daria model is an oversized, feminine shape while Matt is a classic aviator style.  The sunglasses are designed to suit most face shapes and are both handcrafted of top quality metal.



The collaboration perfectly combines Oliver Peoples' quality eyewear with Isabel Marant's eye for bohemian-chic, laid back fashion.  We are currently carrying the collection at all three locations, so come by this weekend and take a look!

Wednesday, March 12

Think Warm Thoughts: Brand New Maui Jim Eyewear is Available Now at Spectacle!

The Kolohe Model

Spring is right around the corner, and Spectacle has you covered with a shipment of brand new Maui Jim sunglasses!  The small company which originated selling sunglasses on a Hawaiian beach has grown to be one of the most technologically advanced brands in the industry.

The Bamboo Forest


All Maui Jim sunglass lenses are polarized and feature UV-Ray blocking technology that enhances colour while cutting glare.  They are made for doing all outdoor activities from fishing to jogging and are fashionable while keeping with a sporty theme.

Maui Jim Legends


Maui Jim eyewear is currently available at both our Distillery District and Yonge St. boutiques.  Prepare for Spring with a new pair of colour enhancing, protective Maui Jim shades.

Saturday, March 8

Get Ready for Sun - Oliver Peoples' Latest Collection, OP West, is Currently Available EXCLUSIVELY at Spectacle!

Spring is just around the corner, and we at Spectacle want you to be prepared with new shades.  The Oliver Peoples West collection is the latest release from OP and includes sunglasses for "those who embrace a coastal California lifestyle" - laid back and care free.

The Latigo comes in four colour ways

The sunglass lenses are all polarized, and the collection also includes some mirrored and colourful lenses.  OP West stays true to the Oliver Peoples' heritage of subtlety with no bold logo placements or overly-flashy styles.

The Piedra is a new aviator style sunglass

The San Luis includes four pieces with unique frame and lens colour combinations

The Oliver People West logo design also pays homage to the original OP logo.  As explained by Oliver Peoples, the logo "embodies the spirit of Oliver Peoples and our southern California roots... the Oliver Peoples circle, triangle, and square motif is the point of departure for the Oliver Peoples West logo, seen as a setting / rising sun".

The Oliver Peoples West logo inspiration

The OP West collection is currently exclusive to Spectacle in Toronto, and is now available at all three locations!