A–Z

— OF EYEWEAR —

A guide to the style, etiquette and history of eyewear. Featuring good honest advice, a few anecdotes and technical terms explained.

BY STEENIE

A-Z of Eyewear: A

A is for aesthetic balance, the canon of eyewear styling. It is also the aspheric lens, the aluminium frame and two of eyewear’s most celebrated brands: Algha and ArtCraft.

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B is for Bridge, where all style decisions begin. It’s also for Branding, Bifocals, design legend Beausoliel and technical experts Bausch and Lomb and Barbarini.

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Le Corbusier Glasses

C is for Cheekbones, their alignment, illustration and emphasis, and also for Celluloses Acetate and Nitrate, the legendary Cat’s Eye frame and iconic designers, Cazal, Courage and Cartier.

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A-Z of Eyewear D - Dita

D is for C.W. Dixey, the oldest opticians in the world. It is also for Depp, Diana, Dior, Dita and those former titans of the British high street, Dollond and Aitchison.

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A-Z of Eyewear E

E is for Easy Rider, the most iconic eyewear film of all time. It’s also for Eastwood, Elvis, Everage and Essilor, the biggest eyewear company on the planet.

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