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