Friday, November 30

Spectacle Custom Made Taru & Koli Side Shields!

Spectacle designs and custom makes products for clients on a regular basis, from polishing matte frames to converting eyeglasses to cool, one-of-a-kind shades.  Most recently, we transformed regular Taru & Koli Rushton sunglasses into shades with polarized, blue tinted lenses and leather side shields!

The end result is a fashionable, unique frame that you can't find anywhere else!  You too can look as cool as Spectacle's own Mike.

Style Never Compromises

Come by Spectacle and see what we can create for you!

Thursday, November 29

New, Colourful Anne et Valentin Eyewear Coming to Spectacle!

Spectacle has just received some amazing eyeglasses from designer Anne et Valentin.  The frames mix acetate with titanium and each piece is stunning, bright, and unique!

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Anne et Valentin is a French line that combines special materials and colour patterns to create eyewear that is different but always in style.  The unique frame shapes make Anne et Valentin eyeglasses instantly recognizable and their new collection is very targeted towards a young, trendsetting demographic.



We have Anne et Valentin at all Spectacle locations so come by soon to take a look - these new pieces are sure to go fast!

Tuesday, November 27

Jenny's Favourite Sunglasses: David Yurman!

David Yurman is an American designer who has worked with some of the world's biggest stars to create their looks.  Celebrity fans include Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna... just to name a few.

Brad Pitt in David Yurman shades

Because of David's huge following it's no wonder why Jenny chose to feature his shades as her favourite sunglasses of the year!

Jenny in David Yurman shades

According to Jenny, "I chose the David Yurman Sun DY058 because of it classic shape.  It's a very limited collection and the David Yurman signature cable pieces on the temple give it a very upscale and posh look."  David Yurman eyewear comes in a variety of shapes and colours so there is something complimentary for every face shape.

David Yurman eyewear is currently available at our Yonge St. boutique.  Come by Spectacle to see our entire collection of the designer's gorgeous pieces!

Friday, November 23

Kelly Loves Her ic! berlin Frames!

Kelly's favourite frames of the year were an easy choice - the Provocante by ic! berlin.  The shape is perfect and it's a very stylish, flattering piece!

Kelly explains her love by saying that "ic! berlin frames are one of the lightest, strongest, and best made frames in the world today.  Wonderfully crafted and architecturally beautiful, these frames don't have screws or solder points which makes them incredibly durable.  I love the edginess of these sunglasses with jeans and a t-shirt and the simplicity of them with a black dress."  

ic! berlin became famous for their hinge that is designed to allow for incredibly easy removal of the temples which is why the frames are so durable.  ic! berlin is also known for personal touches - like Ralph's own phone number engraved on every temple!

Both men's and women's styles are available at all Spectacle locations so come by and view our entire collection!  

Wednesday, November 21

Paul Smith Spectacles: Dandee Frames Now at Spectacle!

Paul Smith Dandee frames are now available at Spectacle!  Paul Smith is a famous British designer who partnered up with Oliver Peoples' founder, Larry Leight, to create his own line of eyewear.  

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The eyeglasses are made of unique acetate colour combinations and each frame has a signature quote engraved on the temple - a staple detail of Paul Smith eyewear.

"Good Day Sunshine" is sketched into each piece

Colour 1313

Spectacle always has a variety of Paul Smith spectacles on hand so come by and take a look!

Monday, November 19

Tina Loves Thom Browne!

Our Favourite Frames of the Year countdown continues with Tina who is showing her love of Thom Browne!  Spectacle was the first to launch the Thom Browne collection so it's a very special line to us.  Tina loves Thom Browne for his simplistic designs that make a strong statement.  She especially loves the TB-011 model for the mixture of gold, acetate, and titanium.

Tina in her favourite Thom Browne frame, the
TB-011 model

According to Tina herself, "The TB-011 model is my ultimate, ultimate favourite.  This model is a subtle new take on a classic, vintage design that was inspired by the '40s, '50s, and '60s which also compliments today's modern aesthetics.  Just like the frame, my style is a little bit vintage and original mixed with a little bit of modern and edgy".

Tina is also a stylist for Global, so she definitely knows her stuff!  If you love Thom Browne as much as Tina does, stop by Spectacle to view our entire collection.

Friday, November 16

Brand New Paul Smith & Oliver Peoples Eyewear Coming to Spectacle!

New designs from Paul Smith & Oliver Peoples are arriving at Spectacle this weekend! We have both sunglasses and eyeglasses in cool new matte and polished styles.

Paul Smith Erwin 

Oliver Peoples Annaliesse

Oliver Peoples Annaliesse

Paul Smith Albany

Oliver Peoples is one of the most recognizable eyewear brands in the world and is a favourite among countless celebrities.  Designer Larry Leight collaborated with Paul Smith on his line and created something truly unique together that focuses on classic looks with modern appeal.  Spectacle always has a range of amazing Oliver Peoples & Paul Smith products on hand so come by and take a look!

Thursday, November 15

The 100th Grey Cup Festivities are Coming to Toronto!

The 100th Grey Cup will be held in Toronto this year and so will all of the concerts, films, parties, and food that come with it!  The events kick off today and will lead up to the big game on Sunday, November 25th.

Spectacle client Kim Mitchell will be part of the festivities
with a concert on November 24th

You can view an entire calendar of all the great events here so you won't miss a thing.  Good luck to the Argos in the playoffs and we hope to see you in the Grey Cup Final next week!

Tuesday, November 13

Darren Loves CAZAL Eyewear!

Our Favourite Frames of the Year countdown has begun and Darren is first with his love of CAZAL!  Darren has been with Spectacle for a while now and his experience has given him great insight into the coolest, most flattering styles.

Darren explains why he loves the CAZAL 616 model so much:

"Why do I like the CAZAL 616? Well for me it is all about the versatility. Being around since the 80's these frames have a special place in hip hop lore. Think everything from RUN DMC krushing grooves to Jay Z making the Yankee hat more famous then a Yankee can and you will see them rocking something along the lines of this model. 

However, these frames aren't just for the young and jiggy with it. With the depth and sturdiness they posses they are perfect for the future, current and emerging presbyopes - think Robert DeNiro as "Ace" Rothstein in Casino or Uncle Junior Soprano.

It doesn't matter if I'm standing in my B Boy stance or telling some punk kids to "get away from my rhododendrons" - as long as I am wearing my Cazal 616's I'll look good doing it."

Jay-Z wearing his CAZAL frames

We carry a range of CAZAL eyewear at Spectacle so come by and take a look! Keep your eyes out for our next staff member's favourite frames...

Saturday, November 10

Brand New SUPER Sunglasses Now Available at Spectacle


New SUPER Sunglasses have arrived at our Queen St. West boutique.  The new frames include a wide range of colour patterns, cool textures, and unique detailing!

The Basic in Grey Puma

The Classic in Black Lizard

SUPER frames with new Silver temples

SUPER is known for its stylish, fashionable, and fun eyewear.  The frames are very popular among celebrities like Kanye West, CSS, Sienna Miller, and Jessica Alba. Spectacle carries a range of SUPER shades so come by and take a look!

Thursday, November 8

New Orgreen Eyewear Window Display Now at Spectacle!

Our Queen St. window display is all set with Orgreen banners, frames, videos, and more!  Orgreen is a handmade eyewear collection designed in Denmark. According to the designer, "the ├śrgreen aesthetic is: provocative but not arrogant. It’s about tugging at traditions, daring to challenge them, and setting a new agenda".

We have both men's and women's Orgreen styles available at our Queen St. West boutique, so stop by and take a look at this lightweight, stylish brand.

Tuesday, November 6

New MOSCOT Eyewear Models and Window Display Now at Spectacle!

Our brand new MOSCOT window display is up!  Stop by our Yonge St. shop to check out the posters, banners, video, and more.

MOSCOT Window Display complete with frames,
bags, and NYC postcards

Enjoy the window display and don't forget to ask about our new MOSCOT models, including the PUSHKIN, BABA, and ZOLMAN.  We also have a restock of the popular NEBB and LEMTOSH frames in various colours and sizes!




Friday, November 2

AZARI & III Play Show to Hometown Toronto Crowd Last Night

Last night, Spectacle clients AZARI & III played a show at Toronto's Sound Academy and some of our staff went to check them out.

AZARI & III is a house band from Toronto that was formed in 2008 that has since exploded in popularity worldwide.  They are currently on tour so go out and see them live if you get a chance!

A full listing of AZARI & III's upcoming tour dates can be found by clicking here.