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Retrospecs

When we look through old photos of our parents and see their “silly” pairs of vintage glasses, we laugh and shake our heads at the styles they wore. But how interesting is it to know that a jeweler who used to make wedding rings, made your grandma’s gold filled filigree frames in his workshop? Or that those glasses your dad wore in the 50’s were actually standard issue from his time served in the military? Enter Retrospecs: A Los Angeles…

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Vuarnet

Vuarnet

The story goes that Roger Pouilloux was an avid ski enthusiast and avant garde optician who offered the French professional skier Jean Vuarnet a pair of sunglasses – just because he was a fan. Jean Vuarnet wore the gifted sunglasses with Skilynx lenses, and went on to win the Olympic gold medal in the 1960 downhill ski race a few months later. Yes kids, this is the stuff that legends are made of. After the Olympics the two became partners…

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Tavat Eyewear

Tavat

Tavat is not only modernizing vintage eyewear, Tavat is futurizing it. Tavat is for people who have the latest tech in all of their devices, but prefer to carry all that tech in a vintage leather satchel. For people while on the wait list for a Tesla, will ride a vintage motorcycle cross country. The extreme juxtaposition of Tavat is  second nature to people living in extremely opposing lifestyles. The web designer working on his laptop in a 200 year old…

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Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO)

Garrett Leight

There is something about California that draws the fashionable, the progressive thinking, the adventurers and the independents. It also has the busiest, most populated and diverse cities in the country. But despite such diversity from the coast to inland, busy city to laid-back town, Cali has that “I just woke up this way so deal with it” kind of cool. There’s something alluring about that kind of independence. Maybe it’s the freedom to just do whatever you want. Maybe it’s…

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