Tuesday, March 31

Spectacle x JAAN CHOXI at WMCFW Fall / Winter 2015

World Mastercard Fashion Week may be over, but the hype continues about the latest in Canadian Collections.  JAAN CHOXI is a new Toronto-based luxury menswear label designed by Canadian-born Creative Director, Sajan Choksi.  The collection launched at WMCFW, and has been getting praise since its reveal show last Friday - including a feature in The Globe & Mail!

A thank you to Spectacle at the beginning of the show

Spectacle was approached by Sajan to pull eyewear from our shop for the show, and we were thrilled to work with such a promising up-and-coming Canadian designer.  His pieces are classic, and eyewear which styled the models fitted perfectly with his themes.  DITA, CAZAL, Barton Perreira, and Thom Browne Eyewear complemented the male models and added an edge to Sajan's stylish, classic pieces.

Our exclusive CAZAL collaboration, the CAZAL 627 in black

The DITA Talon

The Thom Browne limited edition TB-015

You can view the entire show below.  The Fall / Winter JAAN CHOXI collection will be available online this Summer, and all eyewear shown is currently available at Spectacle.

Thursday, March 19

MOSCOT x Spectacle Collaboration LEMTOSH is Launching This Weekend!

Spectacle is very excited to announce a collaboration with New York City based brand, MOSCOT.  Spectacle and MOSCOT have teamed up to create a custom LEMTOSH in Classic Havana.  The LEMTOSH is a MOSCOT Original and one of Spectacle's most popular models.

The collaboration model comes in both a sunglass as well as eyeglass

Both logos are imprinted on the inside temple

MOSCOT is also celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year, and so have released a new collection consisting of twists on some of their classic models.  New features include wooden detailing, as well as folding styles which are also available at all Spectacle shops.

Wooden detailing on the MOSCOT LEMTOSH

The folding LEMTOSH as part of the MOSCOT 100 Year Anniversary collection

The MOSCOT x Spectacle collaboration LEMTOSH is available in both an eyeglass and sunglass style.  The pieces are very limited, so please contact us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com to reserve your pair, or come by any of our three locations soon to check them out!

Thursday, March 5

Spectacle Announces a New Collaboration with CAZAL

Spectacle is excited to announce a brand new collaboration with CAZAL on two sunglass models.  We have partnered with the hip-hop influenced brand to re-create the classic 607 & 627 models with unique colourways for an exclusive, fresh take.

The 627 features leather detailing and a more aviator-style appearance, while the 607 also showcases leather as well as a more squared shape.  Both styles come with both dark and gold mirrored lens combinations.

The collaboration is an exclusive, limited run with only 10 of each styles being made.  The shades are each numbered on the inside plaque out of 10 so you know you're getting an official, traceable collaboration piece.

Detailing of the logos as well as the plaques numbered out of 10.

These CAZAL x Spectacle collaboration styles are sure to go fast, so come by soon or email us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com to reserve your pair!

Sunday, February 15

Happy Family Day from Spectacle!

Happy Family Day from our family to yours!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - Monday, February 16th.  Enjoy the day and see you Tuesday!

Friday, January 30

Super Bowl Eyewear Inspiration to Get You Ready for the Big Game!

With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, Spectacle is here to get you styled for your parties with inspiration from some of the NFL's top stars!  Both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have players with great eyewear style that you can use - no matter which team you're rooting for.

Players from both teams, including the Quarterbacks Russel Wilson & Tom Brady, have strong specs games

Whether you're looking for a serious pair of shades like Wilson & Marshawn Lynch, or a pair of eyeglasses like Brady, or even something more out there like Rob Gronkowski's style, Spectacle has something for you!

Barton Perreira makes classic aviator models, while DITA creates some unique acetate & titanium eyeglasses, as well as their classic Grandmaster - a bold sunglass

No matter what you wear Sunday, have fun and enjoy the game!

Thursday, January 15

Stay Warm with Styles from our Spectacle x Gotstyle Winter Fashion Photo Shoot!

Spectacle and our friends at Gotstyle partnered up for a winter fashion photo shoot recently!  Sunglasses and winter are words which you may not think of in the same sentence, however these pictures will make you reconsider that.

Canada Goose jacket with CAZAL shades

DITA sunglasses & Nobis jacket

More DITA shades with a classic Nobis coat

A special thanks to stylist Sharad Mohan & photographer Ishmil Waterman.  All of the looks featured are available at our Distillery District shop as well as Gotstyle's Distillery boutique.  If you are interested in any of the sunglasses featured, please email us at fashion@spectaclelovesyou.com for more information.  Stay warm out there!

Wednesday, December 31

Happy New Year from Spectacle!

Happy New Year from all of us at Spectacle!  To celebrate, we will be closed tomorrow - January 1st.  We will re-open on January 2nd with regular business hours.  We hope you had an amazing 2014 and your 2015 is even better!

See you in the new year!

Friday, December 26

It's the Final Weekend of Our Holiday Sale!

The final weekend of our Holiday Sale has arrived!  Hurry in to receive up to 50% off on select products, only until December 31st!

Wednesday, December 24

Happy Holidays from Spectacle!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!  To celebrate, all of our locations will be closed tomorrow - December 25th.  We will re-open on December 26th with regular hours.

See you Boxing Day!

Friday, December 12

Exclusive Paul Smith Trunk Show at Spectacle - December 20th & 21st Only!

Click image to enlarge

You are invited to our Queen St. West boutique for an exclusive Trunk Show featuring the 2015 Resort Collection from British designer Paul Smith!  

For one weekend only, we are also partnering with French lens manufacturer, Essilor.  Ask us about our exclusive Essilor prescription lens promotions we are running on December 20th & 21st only!

See you next weekend!

Monday, December 1

Spectacle's Annual Holiday Sale is Here!

Starting today until December 31st, shop at any Spectacle location
and save up to 50% on select merchandise! 

Fabulous limited edition pieces, vintage collections,
as well as designer eyewear and sunwear collections are on sale.

Hurry in!  There is limited merchandise on sale
and once it's gone - it's gone!

Shop today to find the perfect gift for your loved ones 
(or yourself!) during the holiday season.

As always, we look forward to seeing you 
for all of your eye care needs!  
Please contact us to book your next eye exam.

Spectacle Loves You!

Friday, November 28

Spectacle x Black Friday Promotion On Now!

Come by any of our three locations to see what we have in store for you... 

Friday, November 21

New, Limited Edition CAZAL 1/2 Leather Eyewear Available Now at Spectacle!

A fresh shipment of CAZAL shades has arrived at Spectacle - and this time, it includes the very limited edition 1/2 Leather collection.  The collection includes 4 unique models, each only having 750 produced world-wide.  

Models 623, 607, and 163

The pieces are covered 1/2 in premium leather with the remainder showcasing CAZAL's classic acetate.  The limited styles are each numbered out of 750 on the temple as well. 

Model 627

This collection is sure to go fast, so snatch some up while you can!  All four styles are available for the weekend at our Queen St. West boutique.

Friday, November 14

New Orgreen Eyewear Available Now at Spectacle!

Spectacle has received a brand new shipment of Orgreen eyewear!  Orgreen is a leading eyewear company, known for their inventive approach to design and handcrafted titanium styles.  Every Orgreen model is handmade to ensure even the smallest details are perfected on each piece.

A photo timeline showing the work that goes into each Orgreen model

The new collection includes striking shapes and a range of unique colourways.  Each model has a story behind its name and inspiration as well.

The Drax, named after James Bond's arch-enemy in Moonraker, embodies
a self-assurance that is "utterly unapologetic"

The Observer, a vintage style with big, round lenses,
is a unisex model that is especially appealing for women 

Tilda is inspired by the Oscar-winning British actress, Tilda Swinton, known for her edgy, androgynous appeal

The Visionaire model is designed to appear as though the lenses are floating in air -
it is a contemporary take on the "pince-nez", a classic lunette popular in the 19th century

These and more brand new Orgreen styles are available now at Spectacle!

Thursday, November 6

Thank You For Making Spectacle the Best Eyewear Shop in Toronto!

It's official - Spectacle is the best eyewear shop in Toronto!  We are honoured to have won both the Toronto Post Magazine Best Of Toronto Award as well as NOW Magazine's reader's poll for top eyewear shop.  Thank you for voting for us - we wouldn't be where we are today without all of your support!

Look for our ad in the Best Of Toronto issue of NOW Magazine!

Spectacle Loves You!

Monday, October 27

Another Amazing Toronto Fashion Week is in The Books

Another Spring/Summer edition of Toronto Fashion Week has come to a close.  Spectacle attended many events this season held by The Collections in particular, and we had a blast.

Spectacle x DIScONNECT Fashion Film Festival

Klaxon Howl Show

Klaxon Howl Show - Owner & Designer Matt Robinson

Klaxon Howl backdrop

Event Signage 

Minnie Mouse design exhibit inside the main tent

DRINK - The main bar inside the tent

That's a wrap on this season's Toronto Fashion Week - now we wait until March!

Juan Solorzano
FTWK Collective

Thursday, October 16

Spectacle Eyewear Featured in the Fall 2014 Issue of Filler Magazine

The current issue's cover

The recent Fall 2014 issue of Filler Magazine features some eyewear pulled from Spectacle in their My Fair City section.  Styles include sunglasses from designers Anne et Valentin as well as Thierry Lasry - both perfect for the cool Fall season.

The Anne et Valentin Opla model

Close-up of the Opla

Thierry Lasry's classic Dirtymindy shades

The Dirtymindy comes in a wide range of bold, colourful acetates

These and more sunglass styles for Fall/Winter 2014 are available now at Spectacle!  The Fall 2014 issue of Filler Magazine is available now as well, so check it out for more eyewear inspiration.