Friday, April 27


A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out last night to celebrate the Oliver Peoples x Spectacle Made to Measure event!  It was a great success and had an amazing turn out.  Here are some pictures from the evening and more to come soon!

Spiro Mandylor
Larry Leight interviewed by Spectacle's Tina

Jag Dhillon and Larry Leight

Helping a guest choose some custom lenses!

Catering from Rock Lobster!

Aliya Jasmine trying on some specs!

So much to choose from!

More to come shortly, and THANK YOU again to everyone who came out last night!  Hope you all enjoyed it!

Photos By: Phil Birnbaum

Thursday, April 26

Happy Belated Birthday Al Pacino!

It was Al Pacino's 72nd birthday yesterday and everyone here at Spectacle wanted to wish him a happy belated birthday! 

Al Pacino from the mid-70's in NYC

Al is extremely well known for his role as Tony Montana in Scarface as well as his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather.  Today, Al Pacino is looked upon as one of the best actors of all time!

Al Pacino

Al Pacino has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, and won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his role as the blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman.

Al Pacino

Happy Belated Birthday again to Al Pacino, April 25th 1940!

Friday, April 20

Want Shades Like The Ones You Saw At Coachella?? Spectacle Has You Covered!

Coachella just happened and there were some amazing sunglasses spotted during the festival!  We looked through some pics and collected the styles we liked best... then matched them with Spectacle frames so you can come by and pick some up!

Barton Perriera Dillinger in BCR / VBR

Dita Sun Condor in White / Gold / Brown Gradient

Oliver Goldsmith Vintage Love Me in Red and White

Thierry Lasry Punchy

Thom Browne TB-002A-52

Ray Ban Special Series 6

 Come by Spectacle and take a look at these and all of our Spring / Summer 2012 sunglasses!

Thursday, April 19

Garrett Leight Collection Now Available!

Garrett Leight has come out with a new line of sunglasses!  Garrett, the son of Oliver Peoples founder Larry Leight, began designing in late 2010 and Spectacle is the only stockist of his collection is Toronto and one of only three carriers in all of Canada.

Brooks in Grey Fade
Hampton in Honey Tortoise - Pure Green

Garrett prides himself on being a quality, stylish, valuable brand.  His goal is to create beautiful eyewear for all people who not only need it, but want it as well!  He aims to create eyewear that protects your eyes while also complementing your character.

Lucille in Black-Grey Gradient

Garrett's family lineage and commitment to making his own mark in the designer eyewear industry are what causes Spectacle to get behind his brand!  He creates stylish, colourful frames and his inspiration comes from the people and sights throughout Venice Beach, California.

Speedway in Silver-Gold

Lucille in Honey Blonde Tortoise

Come by the Spectacle Queen St. location to check out some of Garrett's frames for yourself!

Wednesday, April 18

Mudd Magazine Features Spectacle Shades!

Mudd Magazine recently featured some Thierry Lasry frames from Spectacle!  See the images here and come by Spectacle to pick up some Thierry Lasry shades of your own!  Thanks to the amazing fashion editor Christine Vieira for doing such a great job!

Mudd is a great fashion magazine and is based right here in Toronto.  Keep your eyes out for it and for other Spectacle features!

For more information on Christine, check out her website here:

Monday, April 16

New Tavat Collection Now Available

The new Tavat sunglasses are now available at the Queen St. location!  Tavat began in 2010 in Pasadena California and all frames are hand made in Italy.  A company driven by design, Tavat creates based on the principles of independence, impeccable quality, and develops products which withstand the test of time.

Ace I in Gun Metal

Ace II in Gold

Tavat frames are perfect for those in search of modernity, excellence, and refined elegance.  Although the designer, Professor Norman Schureman from the Art Center School of Design in Pasedena, passed away tragically, his designs live on throughout his colleagues and proteges.

Edge II in Metal

Tavat takes both form and function into account when designing their lenses and frames.  Lenses in both prescription and sunglasses work to filter out high energy visible light associated with macular degeneration which gives you the clearest, most optimal vision possible!

Chinook I in Gold

Lancer II in Black

Come by Spectacle's Queen St. location to view these and other models! 

Thursday, April 12

NEW KBL Frames are In!

KBL Shades In-Store

KBL has come out with some cool new sunglasses perfect for summer, and Spectacle has them!  KBL is different in that they design their eyewear beginning with the colours and textures.  The NYC based brand launched in September 2009 and is developed by Adam Mendelsohn and David Barton - both of whom have worked for other companies such as the amazing Oliver Peoples.

Dream Rush in Nude

Fearless Flames in Vintage Honey

Fearless Flames in Matte Black Havana

KBL's lenses are created from the best resources in the world which are all found throughout Europe and Asia.  Each and every bicolour paint scheme is done by hand masking the end piece from the frame front.  In addition, the enamel fill is also hand applied to every single left temple tip on every single frame!
West Side Bernie in Transparent Honey

Higher Incentive in Ebony Stripe

KBL's mission is to create very high quality, original designs with an authentically better fit, and their new sunglasses collection embodies all of these elements!

Come by the Spectacle Queen St. location and take a look for yourself!