Saturday, December 31

Spectacle Meets Thom Browne

As Spectacle enters its second decade as a company we are expanding our family to include a few new faces, such as our newest exclusive addition Thom Browne.

Thom has been called the designer of the last decade and has many fans in the fashion industry including Donna Karen,Anna Wintour and the brain trust behind Nom De Guerre. You can also count the Spectacle team as big fans of Thom's work and after peeping his designs (which are produced by the fine people at Dita) you can see why..........

Bold and distinct with a definite NYC feel to them the Thom Browne x Dita collection can only be seen in Toronto at our West Queen West flagship at the moment but can be viewed at either our Yonge St or Distillery District boutiques by request whenever you like.

Watch for more exciting stuff from us in the new year to continue the commitment to excellence you've come to know us for

Wednesday, December 28

New Year, New Chrome Hearts

Spectacle is celebrating the upcoming new year by restocking one of the most prestigious of our collection, Chrome Hearts.

Considered by some people like Karl Lagerfeld to be the most important brand in the world today we here at Spectacle sure do dig them as well!!!

Below you'll find the staffs picks of the best of the best from our new order.

The Home Plate. - Complete w piano varnish temples and a metal front this combination frame is sure to be a home run with who ever wears it.

The Beast III - The Beast is the king of the Chrome Hearts jungle, the 3rd generation of this design carries over the awesome features from the first two. A curved frame front accented by temples featuring Chrome Hearts motif on both the front and back make sure people know that these are the big frames on campus.

The Hag. Another from the amazing CH aviator collection, this one is a little more squared out with daggers on the side making them sick, twisted and bad to know!

The Chrome Hearts pictured in this blog are all at Spectacle Queen St but we do house the collection at all of our stores because Spectacle Loves You.

Saturday, December 24

Happy Holiday From Spectacle

A very merry holiday season to all of you in our extended Spectacle family

We hope everyone gets everything they asked for because you deserve it.

Our shops are open during this most exciting of times, below you will find the specifics of each locations hours

All locations will be open Dec 24th & 31st until 4:30pm.

The Distillery District will be open Boxing Day from 12 - 5pm

Queen St will be open Boxing Day from 12 - 6pm

Yonge St will be CLOSED Boxing Day & January 2nd

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2012 for another amazing year.

Friday, December 23

Christmas Bash Part Deux

More pics from our spectacular night on the town.

Thursday, December 22

Spectacle Christmas Bash 2011

As per usual this was a lot of fun

A big thank you to Origin for the meal, Marben for the after party and Jag for the after after party and making this thing possible.

See you all next year.

Tuesday, December 20

New Tidings from Oliver Peoples!

Oliver Peoples Vintage Collection, following on their successful release this summer, are continuing the revival of classic shapes now in store at Spectacle on Queen Street West!

"The Round" part of the Soloist Collection.

The pieces in the Vintage Collection are recreated using the same meticulous processes and attention to detail that has made Oliver Peoples a leader in the industry.

The MP-2, one of the earliest designs from the company's inception.

Each frame captures the spirit of the original collection and closely resemble the roots of Oliver Peoples 1920's - 1930's Americana, post-industrial revolution aesthetic.

The MP-2 Sun Clip features the same fine detailed metal filigree seen on the frames, detail as only Oliver Peoples can deliver.

MP-2 in Red and Amber colours.

MP-2 sporting the Polarized Brown Sunclip

Rounding out the collection is a selection of sunglass variants of the MP-2, each with a polarized lens for the height of comfort and style.

The MP-2 Sunglass in Matte Black

The MP-2 rich red Garnet

Bottle Green lenses in an Amber frame, a timeless combination proving once again why Oliver Peoples is always in style but never trendy.

The Oliver Peoples Vintage Collection is available exclusively through Spectacle Boutiques so pay a visit to our flagship store on Queen Street West to get the perfect holiday gift!

And take a peek here at the rest of the Vintage Collection available at all three Spectacle locations.

Friday, December 16

Spectacle and the AV Club

No, not the audio visual club but rather the one belonging to French eyewear design house Anne Et Valentin.

We have been a long time supporter of A&V and their designs, in fact you may recall our extreme excitement when we debuted the collection at our Queen St shop earlier in the year.

Here is a look at some of our favorite models that have come in on our latest restock order

Factory Six

Factory Six

You may also remember our love of their "factory" sub collection which includes frames made of raw and polished acetate as well as metals to give the frames a very unique and dare we say awesome look.

All of the wonders of the Anne Et Valentin collection are on display right now at our 752 Queen St W location and by viewing at our other two locals, because Spectacle Loves You

Tuesday, December 13

Spectacle Is Feeling La Loopy

The new window at our 752 Queen St W flagship has thrown us all for a loop, a La Loop!

That's because for the first time any of us can remember our window features product that isn't eyewear.

Check out the exquisite designs and styles of these most excellent accessory's that also make a wonderful gift for the glasses wearer in your life.

Our La Loop window may be at our Queen St store, but we do keep both our Distillery District and Yonge St shops stocked as well, because Spectacle Loves You, no matter where you live!!

Saturday, December 10

Customer Profile Joe Amio

Besides being voted one of Toronto Life's most stylish men in the city Joe is also one of Spectacles favorite clients.

A long time supporter of us and what we do, the feeling is more then mutual since Joe is always breathing a breath of fresh air into our lives whenever we see him.

Armed with killer hair and one of the most easy going personalities around to Joe the world is his oyster.

The most recent addition to Joe's repertoire is a kick ass pair of Cutler and Gross 0734 sunnies keeping him on the cutting edge of what's hot but staying classic at the same time.

Our stylish stylist Kira agrees with this choice which is why she is smiling so big in her C&G's in this picture.

The Cutler collection including the 0734 sunglasses are available at our 752 Queen St location where you can occasionally find Joe as well