Tuesday, May 31

Client Profile: Tom Bielecki


Food and drink connoisseur Tom "Tommy B" Bielecki is one of our favourite all time clients and not just because of his close personal relationship with Halle Berry. One look at his hilarious twitter feed and you'll know why.

Last weekend in between patio hoping w his buddies Johnny and Andy, Tom stopped by the Queen West shop to outfit his pals w some essential summer sunnies.

The boys both grabbed some Oliver Peoples product, Connolly and Wilder to go with Tom's own signature Dior Homme 143/S




Once looking good was on lock it was off to the Drake rooftop patio for an unofficial kick off to the summer season.

Thanks for being the man Tom, Spectacle Loves You
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Monday, May 30

Oliver Peoples Vintage - Take a Journey Back in Time with Spectacle!


Something has been catching the eyes of shoppers enjoying the warm weather up and down Yonge Street - Look a little closer and you'll find another Spectacle Exclusive collection that has made it's way uptown.

Spectacle is proud to bring you the Oliver Peoples Vintage Collection, a showcase of frames celebrating the twenty year legacy of one of the most influential eyewear companies in the world.



This collection includes re-issues of some of the first frames released by the L.A. Based eyewear company and re-affirms their commitment to design and style. Designer and founder of Oliver Peoples, Larry Leight explains:


"Among these treasures are some of my favorites, including the first style introduced in the Oliver Peoples 1987 debut collection the OP-505. The 505 features filigreed antique metal temple and bridge detailing."

The OP-505

"Others were the OP-1955, a unique style recognized for its contrasting frame front and temple colours and the O'Malley, inspired by former L.A. Dodgers President Peter O'Malley which is one of the most recognizable frames in Oliver Peoples History."

OP-1955

O'Malley (available as Sunglass and Clear Rx)

"Convinced that interest in these classic styles is just as strong today as it was twenty years ago, I wanted to make some available to select customers. Since very few original pieces exist, and because it is essential that the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and the integrity of the original styles be retained, I reached out to the same Japanese factory to reproduce a limited quantity."


Thanks Larry, a passion for style and attention to detail is why Spectacle Loves Oliver Peoples and why we invite you to pay us a visit to see these limited edition pieces while you can!


We'll always strive to bring our clients the most exclusive collections in the world and provide an unparalleled selection of styles because Spectacle Loves You!

All Hail the Kid Famous

Our boy Famous just launched a new video today for his royally addictive song, All Hail The King.

Naturally all of the good looking sunglasses in the video came from us at Spectacle (and that is where our eyes are focused when watching this, on the eyewear only!)



One of the videos featured frames is the Oliver Peoples Connolly, the same frame we collaborated w OP on, you know we love that.


See the full video here.
*Pls be advised, some scenes may not be suitable for the youngsters out there.

Thanks for bringing us along with you on your regal ride Famous, Spectacle Loves You

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Saturday, May 28

Sunny Days at the Distillery District

We caught Spectacle's own Mr. Moe working hard on a sunny afternoon at our distillery district location.


Eric's prayers were answered this week as Spectacle kicked off its annual "Summer Sunglass Sale" at all three locations.

Stop by your nearest and dearest shop and check out the heavenly deals inside.

Thursday, May 26

What You've Been Waiting For ...

Spectacle's Summer Sunglass Sale!
Starts today until June 30th, 2011.

Stop by one of our locations and pick up a pair of sunglasses for yourself or someone you love.


For further details, please contact one of our locations.

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Tuesday, May 24

Tinie Tempah Loves Cutler and Gross 0772



Having dominated last summer’s UK radioplay and festivals with his breakout smash hit “Pass Out”, Tinie Tempah continues to have a great year. Whether it’s storming the Brits and scooping British Breakthrough Act and Best Single, or performing at this year’s Cochella festival in the US, where his popularity is growing rapidly, Tempah’s now trademark Cutler and Gross frames are as common a feature as his microphone!


Spectacle is fully behind Mr Tempah and his 0772 revolution, it has been one of our favs for years and years and is available in all its glory at Spectacle Distillery District and West Queen West locations. Stop by and try em on even if you don't have a Brit Award.

Sunday, May 22

Spectacle Loves Victoria Day!

AKA FĂȘte de la Reine for our Francophone friends or May 2-4 for the Canadian beer aficionados out there.



In celebration of Victoria Day Spectacle's West Queen West and Yonge St locations will be closed on Monday May 23rd.

Our Distillary District shop will remain open. So if you need eyewear, sunwear or vision care stop by building B53, say "Hi" to Eric and Tanja and remember even on holiday Monday's Spectacle Loves You

Spectacle Loves The Macho Man


RIP "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

You and your bionic elbow drops may have left this earth, but your eyewear style will still live on with frames like these vintage Alpina's .

Perfect for any fans looking to pay tribute to one of the all time greats or collectors looking for a rare piece for their personal stock.


These Alpina's and many other fine vintage frames are available at Spectacle West Queen West, dig it!

Friday, May 20

More Love from Filler Magazine

Our friend/stylist/blogger, Nadia Pizzimenti came by Spectacle West Queen West to do "a pull" for "a story" in Filler Magazine.

Since we were hip to her industry lingo we were more then happy to help her out.

Check out the results below............




The frame selected for this were..

Sunbeam by Dita


Candy By Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony (a Spectacle Exclusive)


You can check out more of Nadia's work at her blog:theunemployedstylist,and remember Spectacle Loves You.

Sunday, May 15

New Masion Martin Margiela Window at Spec West Queen West



A little while ago we proudly announced the debut of Maison Martin Margiela's sunglasses collection at Spectacles flagship boutique.

This collection is certainly one of the most unique that we have ever carried, featuring models with the wrong sized lenses...........on purpose.

Check out our custom MMM video playing 24/7 on Spec TV (That's the TV in our shop window) and follow Emma along as she makes magic happen putting together our display.




Grab your blond wig, put it on backwards, head to 752 Queen West, and remember Spectacle Loves You.

Super Supers at Spectacle


Spectacle just got its hands on another batch of those world famous sunglasses from the men behind Italian Pig Magazine..... Retro Super Future.


A staff and shop fav since they came out a few years ago, this collection has generated more buzz then a hive of bees in a washing machine.

Take a look at some of the fine selection of frames lining the boards of our West Queen West Flagship...........




Thanks for the new hotness Super, Spectacle Loves You

Friday, May 13

Spectacle At The Dutil Denim Grand Opening

Check out the Spec Crew and friends as they style and profile at the Dutil Denim Grand Opening .....

Dutil, Denim.
We're seeing double.
Somebody is up to something...........
The future is looking good for this little guy.
more Dutil, denim.
Spectacle clients, friends and a significant other.
Triple fisiting with a chaser of water, now that's Spectacle Style
You know where this guy got his glasses......
Vintage Oliver Peoples frames from 20 years ago, still looking good.
A packed house and the night was still young.............

Thanks for the party Dutil, Spectacle Loves You

Catch a Wave with Spectacle Fav Maui Jim!


The latest collection of polarized sunglasses from Maui Jim have come ashore at Spectacle Lawrence Park and Distillery! Fans of Maui Jim will be familiar with their world famous Polarized lenses and Bi-Gradient Mirror finish - combine that with an anti-reflective coating on the inside of each lens to cut down on glare and you've got the most comfortable sunglass lens you can pick up off the shelf!

Fashion meets function in the new collection with another first for Maui Jim, fashion gradient lenses with a built in Polarized filter. Now you can enjoy the crystal clear vision of a Maui Jim lens and sport a classy fashion tint in either brown, grey, green, and rose!


Once you've worn a Polarized lens it's hard to go back to anything less - the built in filter cuts down on sunlight glare reflected off surfaces like water and, especially handy for driving, glare from other vehicles.

The Pau Hana

Wiki Wiki

Two new models, the Pau Hana and Wiki Wiki aviator, offer polarization and the new Maui Jim gradient fashion tint - the best of both worlds!

Dawn Patrol

Polish up on your Eric Estrada impression with the Dawn Patrol. Available in grey, rose and bronze mirror lenses, lay down the law with this vintage inspired favorite.

With a wide range of custom Prescription options available through Maui Jim, stop into Spectacle Lawrence Park and Spectacle Distillery for an unparalleled sunglass experience!

Wednesday, May 11

Spectacle Loves KBL

Spectacle is at it again, launching yet another hot to trot brand re-enforcing our position as the cutting edge eyewear boutique in the big smoke.


This time the brand is KBL a new American line sweeping the world of glasses as you read this. Starting out as 4 simple aviators in 2009 they have now expanded into a full blown collection of eye and sunglasses.

Here is Tanja our world renowned stylist showing off the Paint By Numbers model and her awesome new work appropriate sweater (Don't be surprised if we at Spectacle make this our uniform in the next month or so)


Here are some other images from this years batch of sunnies...................


KBL in all its glory is being showcased at Spectacle West Queen West but is available via viewing at our other locations because Spectacle Loves You.