Saturday, August 28

Spectacle Sunglass Sale Keeps Going

Spectacle's Sunglass Sale has been going strong for a while now and because we love you so much we are extending it until after the Labour Day long weekend.

That way you, our awesome client base have one more week to save the taxes (HST be dammed) on our entire sunglass stock, plus take advantage of additional savings to be had on individual collections at each shop.

Stop by your neighborhood Spectacle before the sale and summer are gone.

Friday, August 27

FLARE magazine LOVES Spectacle Eyewear!

FLARE Magazine teamed up with Spectacle a few times lately in order to pull a few frames for their photoshoots. Check out their fall 2010 and Summer 2010 issues featuring some of our Retro Super Future frames!

FLARE Fall 2010 issue.
Flare model is sporting the Retro Super Future -Cream & Black frame. $185.00 at Spectacle on Queen Street.
FLARE Summer 2010 issue.
Model is glowing in the Retro Super Future- Black & White NY Inverto frame. $185.00 at our Queen St. location!

SPECTACLE can never get enough of PERSOL!

Check out the NEW lineup of Persol beauties! Availaible at all Spectacle locations!


Persol explains their frames as being more than just glasses, but a work of art. Persol is a company that is committed to making the best possible products. They excel in comfort,and lens quality, using materials like meflecto, and of course, their signature design, the arrow.

Comfort being the main focus, they provide up to 4 different sizes in many of their models. This is done all in the name of making sure every frame is made to fit as comfortable as possible to every face and head shape. Persol also masters in their lenses- use the highest quality crystal with a 1.8 polarized lens to protect and support the eyes of the wearer. Every lens is crafted carefully by hand with every frame to assure durability and longevity.

The Meflecto in the Persol frame is known as the world's first flexible stem system and was designed for maximum comfort. The use of the meflecto eliminates pressure to the head from the arms of the glasses which allows for adaption to any head and face shape. As for the signature arrow on every sunglass, it signifies the symbol of Persol which was inspired by the sword of the Ancient Warriors. The arrow is what makes Persol so recognizable and sharp looking!
Well, well, well, look who we have here... Spectacle's very own, Darren Pelcz is looking quite stunning in the classic Persol 649 frame. Oh, and if you look beside him on the right, we have a few of our NEW Persol frames peaking through! Come on by at our Queen St. West location to view the new collection!
Anddddd.... Look who we found, Mr. Steve McQueen loves sporting his favourite Persol 649 frame on and off the scenes. Legend has it those famous blue lenses were a custom job by a California optician who befriends Steve.

The 649 frame is truly a classic. Its retro and timeless styling is uniquely distinct from all the “look a like” sunglasses made today.

A definite head turner, and a piece that has a place in all sunglass collections, its easy to see why Spectacle Loves Persol.

Monday, August 23

Spectacle loves the new NATIVE SON x MOSLEY TRIBES collabo!

MOSLEY TRIBES has teamed up with Men's Contemporary Design House, NATIVE SON to produce a collaborative frame that reflects their current collection. This Mosley Tribes x Native Son collabo is a chic twist on the staple, Mosley Tribe- Lyndel frame. With the use of a hand molded, matte tungsten acetate finish, it gives the frame a nice clean touch. This powerful collabo has come up with the idea to become more diverse for customer satisfaction so the frames are available in 3 lens options: a Brown Mineral Glass Photochromic, Mineral Glass Grey, and Anti-Reflectant clear for optical customers.

For more viewing, you can check these frames out at our Queen St. West Spectacle location because, we loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee YOU!

Spectacle presents... Mosley Tribes- LYNDEL- Hand Beaded Edition!


The Mosley Tribes- Lyndel- Hand Beaded Edition is inspired by the elements of Native American arts and culture. With the use of the vibrant coloured ceramic beads, the patterns shown are duplicated from the patterns of the Native American hand woven blankets.

The temples of the frames are individually hand laid by Jenny Dayco, who is an agent of talent. She is self taught in the art of jewelry designing and works instinctively from her mind and passion while her hands creatively produced every single piece.

"I just love making things that are insane and fantastic, pushing my own understanding of beauty and adornment on the body... I love creating pieces that make people feel confident and bring them joy!" says, Dayco.

The Mosley Tribes- Lyndel- Beaded edition is produced in extreme limited quantities and are available exclusively on order at Spectacle because we love you!

Saturday, August 21

Spectacles from Spectacle in Fashion Gone Rogue

Tom Ford Nikita $420
Ksubi 10808011 $220

I need an orange moca double espresso frapaccino it's so hot in here with all these Ksubi's and Tom Fords.

Come and stock up on sexy sunnies, with our summer sale coming to an end, now's your chance!

For the rest of the pictures from the article I Heart Candy : Devon by Thirty9Steps follow this link. I Heart Candy.

So Hot.

CONGRATS Dr.SHAPIRO!


Shapiro popped the question to his lovely other half and she said YES!!!!
Congrats to the vintage eye wear hero!

To find out a bit more about the Corey Shapiro the man chased by Hollywood-A-Listers for his incredible frames...click HERE!

Thursday, August 12

Spectacle loves the POWER of the CAT EYE frames that the ladies adore!

Spectacle carries, CAT POWER!


Cat-Eye glasses are a form of eyewear that the ladies adore. The effect that the cat-eye does is more powerful and more fierce than you know! The trick is, any frame that has a cat-eye shape, or any frame that swoops up, swoops everything up just like an instant face lift! Hence why the ladies adore them! ;)

The power of the Cat-Eye frame were originally worn by fierce, fashionable women in the 1950s and 1960s such as, Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn was first seen rockin' the Cat-Eye look in the 1960s movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's. Notable wearers of the Cat-Eye glasses were: Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Dinah Manoff, and Buddy Holly just to name a few.

BUT...

Who says us ladies who aren't celebrities can't rock the sexy, fierce, and fashionable Cat-Eye look? Of course we can! Come into any of our three Spectacle locations to try on a few of the Cat-Eye collections that we carry. They're fab!

Check out three of Spectacle's very manly men rockin' some of the Cat-Eye frames that Queen St. West carries. Al (left) is rockin' the new RETRO SUPER FUTURE - LUCIA M&A PUMA, Mike aka "Sweetness" (middle) is looking fabulous in TOM FORD - NIKITA, and Darren (left) is looking quite stunning with those long eyelashes in the MOSCOT - GINGER. Hey, who says "manly men" can't rock Cat-Eye frames also? You go boys!

Remember, Spectacle loves the Cat-Eye look and loves YOU!

Friday, August 6

Spectacle LOVES the NEW Retro Super Future frames!

Retro Super Future- FLAT TOPS
Super Flat Top is a clean, simple, and an essential frame with a modern design twist on a classic look. Super Flat Tops are made with high quality materials that are handmade in Italy sunglasses, featuring Zeiss lenses.

Matte Black
Sand Leather
Dark Brown Leather
Black Leather

Retro Super Future- LUCIA
Super Lucia frames are designed specifically for women and are characterized by an extremely thin and petite frame that boasts an extremely strong design with a Giotto-esque round lens.

LUCIA M&A PUMA
LUCIA BHM
LUCIA M&A BLACK

Retro Super Future- Metal & Acetate
One of the main themes that Retro Super Future decided to do, is to exploit and introduce their new AW 2010/2011 collection which consists of combining materials, from metal and acetate. This style results in a fine, unique, and elegant piece of eyewear with a touch of youth and freshness.
Retro Super Future- Blonde Havana Matte frames
Super's new Blonde Havana is definitely one of their simplest yet characteristic components from their new collection. Havana is one of the biggest selling colours in the eyewear market- it has officially taken the place of the classic black frame! Havana is elegant, classy, fun, and easy to wear. Super did a twist on this piece and decided to give it more of a personal touch by making it matte.


Retro Super Future- PEOPLE COLORS (NEW)
Super's NEW People Color frames are created as a classical unisex piece of eyewear which can be worn satisfying for every need, mood, and occasion. They are simple yet unique and fun, and they are also distinct yet humble. Super's NEW People Color frames are a frame that wants to stand out from the masses, yet still stay very subtle in manner. Super carefully selected a handful of colours by combining them with a selection of classical tinted lenses and applying them to their new classic silhouettes. Wear these and make a statement!

You can check these SUPER frames out at our Queen Street West location!

Tuesday, August 3

PRADA sunglasses made into POSTCARDS?!



Postcards Sunglasses are postcards dedicated by Prada to a number of holiday resorts that have always been big favorites with city dwellers. The Spring/Summer 2010 Prada- SPR 19M sunglasses which Spectacle carries, are made of transparent injected material and consists of six colors inspired by:

• Milan: green sunglasses dedicated to Forte dei Marmi.
• Los Angeles: light pink sunglasses dedicated to Santa Monica.
• Manhattan: transparent sunglasses with pink lenses dedicated to Montauk.
• Paris: transparent sunglasses with light grey lenses, dedicated to Biarritz.
• London: transparent grey sunglasses with orange lenses, dedicated to Cornwall.
• Lisbon: matte black sunglasses with black lenses dedicated to Setùbal.

Celebrities love SPECTACLE style!

We've been noticing that Celebrities are rockin' fashionable sunglass frames that we, at Spectacle carry as well! So if you wanna look like or wear the same frames as the celebs then come on down to any of our three Spectacle locations! Take a look at these Celebs below to view what they're stuntin'!



Check out actress, Rebecca Gayheart sporting Oliver Peoples x Spectacle Connolly frames. Yes, we have a collaboration with Oliver Peoples and yes, celebrities are diggin' us!




Even celebrity plastic surgeon, Robert Rey loves Spectacle's style! Check out Mr. Rey aka Dr. 90210 rockin' Chrome Hearts- The Beast!


Singer-Songwriter, Pianist, and Vocalist, Oksana Grigorieva is sporting the Christian Dior- Madrague.


The very fashionable model, actress, and host of "Fashion Runway", Heidi Klum is looking gorgeous as always in her DITA- Challenger sunglass frames.


Even when Miley Cyrus isn't on set, on stage, behind the mic, or behind the cameras, she's still rockin' out in her Alexander Wang x Linda Farrow zipper sunglass frames! Watch out now, these are FIERCE!