Saturday, September 29

Nuit Blanche Toronto is Tonight!!

Saturday, September 29th marks the annual Nuit Blanche event here in Toronto.  The night-long art festival features installations throughout the city, including Spectacle's own Queen St. West neighbourhood!

Have a great time at Nuit Blanche.

Friday, September 28

New REIZ Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Are Now at Spectacle

New REIZ eyewear, both eyeglasses and sunglasses, are now at Spectacle's Queen St. West location.  The shapes are unique and we have a variety of colour options for each frame.

Inti in Earth
Donau in Cranberry
Mithra in Cloud
Elbe in Smoke
Utu in Fire

REIZ frames are all handmade of acetate.  According to the brand itself, "it is the unique combinations of colour, form, and material that makes a pair of REIZ glasses". Come to our Queen St. West boutique to check out our entire REIZ collection!

Thursday, September 27

Barton Perreira x Mister Cartoon Collaboration Now at Spectacle


The highly anticipated collaboration from Barton Perreira x famed tattoo artist Mister Cartoon has arrived at Spectacle's Queen St. West boutique.  The sunglasses come in blue and black colour options and have a spider web logo that appears when you breath onto the lens.

Heaven's Gate

Midnight Express

The collaboration is a unique one, and the two designers came together over their mutual love of custom low-rider cars, music, and a deep admiration for Los Angeles.  The collection is a very limited release with only 200 of each colour produced, so get into Spectacle soon to pick up your pair!

Tuesday, September 25

New Video from DITA x Flaunt Magazine Features Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A new campaign by DITA Eyewear x Flaunt Magazine showcases Joseph Gordon-Levitt sporting DITA frames.

Spectacle carries a wide range of both DITA sunglasses and eyeglasses.  Stop by either of our locations and check them out.

Friday, September 21

New Bevel Eyeglasses Coming to Spectacle

Spectacle Yonge St. is getting some brand new Bevel eyewear models in for Fall/Winter 2012.  There are 4 new styles coming to the Yonge St. boutique for this weekend.

Cheek 2 Cheek




The frames are made of both acetate and metal.  They are all fashionable, come in complimenting shapes, and are made with unique colour patterns. Check out the entire Bevel eyewear collection at our Yonge St. shop this weekend!

Thursday, September 20

ROLF Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

Congratulations to ROLF Spectacles for winning the 2012 Red Dot Design Award. ROLF won the eyewear award due to their use of unique materials including wood, bamboo, and stone.

Even the ROLF hinge is made of wood

Taunus 03

Dino 41

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the world's largest and most distinguished design competitions.  It is an internationally sought after award with participants from over 70 nations.  Spectacle is very excited for ROLF on their achievement.

ROLF glasses are available now for private viewings at our Queen St. West boutique. Please contact us at 416-603-0123 or email us to set up an appointment.

Tuesday, September 18

Gangnam Style Psy's Sunglasses Available At Spectacle

Do you want more Gangnam Style in your wardrobe?  Spectacle is making that easier for you because Thierry Lasry, the sunglass brand worn in the video, is now available at our Yonge and Fairlawn shop!

Thierry Lasry is also still available at our Queen St. West boutique.  The styles vary by location so don't forget to check out both shops.

Sunday, September 16

Spectacle Has You Covered For Fall / Winter 2012 Trends!

As another summer comes to an end and our wardrobes change with the season, it’s only fitting to change our eyewear collection as well, right? Well, we at Spectacle think so and we have just the right fall trends for you!

Dressing accordingly to the cool fall breeze is key and that includes keeping your eyes protected. A neat new fall trend that designer Thom Browne brought back to the eyewear industry is the look of “blinders” or “side cups”.

Thom Browne - TB-010A-T-56 & TB-010B-T-56

The TB-010A-T-56

This unique and handsome Thom Browne frame is best fitted for any man, on any occasion and is guaranteed to flow naturally not only with the contours of your jawline, but fall attire as a whole. This handcrafted black acetate sunglass, paired with acetate temples, stainless cables and brown or white leather side cups is definitely a must-have. The custom titanium three-barrel hinge along with anti-reflective, UV protective lens coatings is part of the perfect package for the fall season. 

Oliver Peoples x Takahiro Miyashita - The Soloist collection

The Soloist

The Soloist

What are the two perfect “go to” fall frames, you ask? TheSoloist ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Round’ are two frames that Oliver Peoples features in their 2012 season collaboration with TheSoloist Japan designer, Takahiro Miyashita. TheSoloist pursues a vintage-inspired aesthetic with close attention to detail and craftsmanship that will never go unnoticed.  You can’t go wrong with its sleek, clean-cut, original, vintage hybrid style.

TheSoloist Teardrop plays on the original aviator shape with acetate temples and top-bar; it also features filigree detailing and contrasting colour combinations. Spectacle carries all four colour options along with polarized glass lenses. TheSoloist Teardrop frame is the ideal sunglass to compliment its snazzy optical partner! 

TheSoloist Round continues the vintage look and feel with a hybrid feature of filigree metal eyewire paired with acetate temples and top-bar. The contrasting feel of metal and acetate along with the contrasting colours of the plastic, creates a unique, simplistic beauty to this frame. Spectacle carries all three colour combinations along with its custom fit vintage-inspired lenses. 

Mosley Tribes x Crooks & Castles - Castellano

The Castellano

Mosley Tribes and Crooks & Castles have come together once again to commemorate The Crook’s 10th Year Anniversary. To celebrate its decade milestone, Spectacle was pleased to re-release the Castellano frames!

Spectacle carries both limited edition colourways of the Castellano frames in a modern matte black acetate with brushed gold finished detailing and grey gradient lenses.  The other colour is a vintage-inspired tortoise shell acetate with brushed gold detailing and spice brown gradient lenses. Both makes will have a custom 10-year anniversary stamping inside the frame temples, accompanied by the Mosley Tribes case and a custom limited edition cleaning cloth.

Gold and Wood- B24

The B-24

The Gold and Wood-B24 frame is made with the most sophisticated materials that are durable enough to stand the fall and winter seasons. The elegance and thickness of the precious woods combined with the metallic structure are perfect for the fall season as it releases a warm and friendly tone. This frame was designed without unnecessary detailing, which makes it perfectly pure for the right man. 

Oliver Peoples-DBS

The Oliver Peoples DBS (Daddy B Squared) frame is designed as a partner to the iconic Oliver Peoples Daddy B. This oversized, retro-inspired masculine design has a squared-shape lens, suitable to hit all the contours of a male’s jawline, along with providing full coverage protection. The DBS also features the three-pin detailing design on the end-pieces of the frame. Spectacle has all four classic colours, including the new custom colour, Cascara Tortoise/Buff Gradient. 

IC! Berlin- Fatale

The Fatale

Ic! Berlin is famous for their cutting-edge eyewear designs featuring lightweight, durable, and super-flexible stainless steel – the pinnacle of function.

The Ic! Berlin Fatale, is a part of the Trés Chic eyewear collection that is designed by women, for women. Its light, graceful, and effortless beauty has the combination of the German hand-production of Ic! Berlin and the French design of Olivia Delorme.  
The Ic! Berlin Fatale frame has got to be one of the must-haves for this fall/winter 2012!

Linda Farrow x The Row

Linda Farrow x The Row

Linda Farrow and The Row, a luxury brand by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson, have become a hit for females all around, including the diva herself, Beyoncé.

This oversized round frame with chunky acetates and gold metal temples and bridge are definitely a hot number for the fall season. Dress this frame up with a dress or trousers or dress it down with a pair of jeans and a leather jacket and you’ll be stylish nonetheless!

Thierry Lasry- Sexxxy

The Sexxxy

This flawless, special edition Thierry Lasry Sexxxy frame are so exclusive that only 500 pairs were made, and it’s available exclusively at Spectacle’s Queen Street West location. This frame is finished with matte black acetate and metal arms, paired with polarized Carl Zeiss lenses. The Sexxxy provides a slight cat-eye swoop-up, which manages to look good on any female face shape and is suitable for the fall/winter seasons! 

Thierry Lasry- Virginity- 870

The Virginity

Work an attitude-defining look this fall season with these Virginity round-frame sunglasses by Thierry Lasry in a cool blue gradient caramel colour. This rounded cat-eye frame will be flattering on any female and will be sure to compliment her whole fall wardrobe, guaranteed!

Written by Christina Cheng, Frame Stylist with Spectacle & Freelance Journalist

Friday, September 14

Queen West Art Crawl is This Weekend!

The Queen St. West annual Art Crawl is this weekend.  2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the event and it's sure to be a good one!

You can get more information on the Art Crawl here including exhibits and contests.  Stop by Spectacle to browse our Fall eyewear collections while you're out and enjoy the Art Crawl!

Tuesday, September 11

Spectacle Loves Grey Ant

Grey Ant has arrived at Spectacle's Queen St. West shop.  The line is brand new and is only available currently for private viewings.  In the words of the designers, "manufactured in limited quantities, Grey Ant sunglasses will only be available through select retailers assuring wearers a high level of exclusivity".

Status in Clay Leather

Status in Captain Red

Status in Matte Black

We currently have the Status model in stock in a variety of colours.  For more information on how you can be among the first to own a piece of the collection, please contact us at 416-603-0123 or email us at

Friday, September 7

New Paul Smith Available Now at Spectacle

New Paul Smith glasses and sunwear have arrived at Spectacle just as Paul's Autumn / Winter 2012 video launches.

Stop by Spectacle soon to view our entire Paul Smith collection.

Thursday, September 6

TIFF Takes Over Toronto

Today marks the first day of TIFF 2012.  A few stars have arrived already and the excitement is taking over the city!

Bryan Cranston

Johnny Depp

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Tom Hanks
Enjoy the Festival and be-speckled celebs!

Tuesday, September 4

Spectacle Loves Back To School!

With classes back in session, Spectacle wanted to teach you about kids' eyewear that's perfect for heading back to school.

Rectangular frames are a fashion favourite!

This season, round frames and cat-eye styles are very popular and the trends show no sign of slowing down.  For the mini-fashionista, we recommend the Lafont Capucine.  For a stylish round-shape, we'd go for the Lindberg Ophus.

The Lindberg Ophus is a cute round frame for boys and girls

The Lafont Capucine is the perfect cat-eye for children

If your child is more sporty, the ic! berlin Jasper would be a great fit.  It is made with the famous ic! berlin hinge that allows the arms to handle a lot of strain without worrying about breakage!

The ic! berlin Jasper is a durable frame for the active child

The Mattes by ic! berlin is another nice option for strong frames

Whatever eyewear you may need for back to school, Spectacle has you covered!  If you ever want to spruce up on your eyewear education, stop by Spectacle anytime to chat with our expert staff.