Welcome, Thom Browne!

We’ve always been in love with Thom Browne Eyewear, and jumped at the first chance to bring his collections to Singapore.

Group manager Ben Chan at Silmo 2013 sporting Thom Browne's TB001, made famous by Lady Gaga and its signature side mesh caps.

Group manager Ben Chan at Silmo 2013 sporting Thom Browne’s TB001, made famous by Lady Gaga and its signature side mesh caps.

As always, small batch editions of the world’s best made eyewear – in this instance, 100-percent handcrafted by Japan’s top artisans using the country’s highest quality materials – take a while to arrive because of the attention and skill needed in their construction. Now, we have our first five pieces in, and more to come – we’re sure you’ll agree that they’re worth the wait! From titanium and 12-carat gold to natural horn and leather, Thom Brown Eyewear mirrors the retro-futuristic philosophy in his clothing lines – the shapes and styles evoke iconic styles from the 1940s to 1960s, yet devilish twists tucked into panels, hinges, interiors and temple tips give them the award-winning designer’s unmatched touch. And instead of loud, overbearing logos that compromise the design, Thom Browne Eyewear discreetly sports his trademark tri-colored stripes on five-piece temple tips.

If that reminds you of Dita – well, that’s why both brands have worked together to produce some stunning eyewear! We’re expecting even more of the 2014 collection very soon but since we only have one of every model, come check out what’s already in!

A New York Frame of Mind

Start spreading the news… on September 6, The Eye Site is proud to party with MOSCOT Originals, a true New York City institution.

From a pushcart on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to creating Buddy Holly’s eye-conic clunkers to framing Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, and Anderson Cooper, MOSCOT Originals keeps retro rolling with geek chic styles inspired by its own eyewear designs from the 1930s through 1970s. Using traditional hardware in the frame’s construction, each MOSCOT piece is handcrafted for that robust trademark of authenticity. The MOSCOT Sun range is bold and eclectic, evoking the playfulness of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s from oversized drama to sleek modernity, but maintaining real glass lenses as it always has.

Lemtosh, one of the MOSCOT Originals classics.

Our MOSCOT Originals party at The Pigeonhole on Duxton Road will feature old school, homemade New York bagels (boiled!) with cream cheese and other shmears, other bites of the Big Apple, and a free flow of craft beers, wines, damned good coffee (duh), and sodas. We’ll be showcasing new and classic collections of MOSCOT frames and sunglasses, which will also be available for sale – all MOSCOT buyers will get a $50 voucher off lenses at The Eye Site. We’ll also be giving away frames of guests’ choices through lucky draws.

Wanna come? RSVP to Desiree Koh at desireekoh@thelensmen.com or right here. See you there!

MOSCOT Originals lookin’ good at The Eye Site.

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Beyond the Label: Forget Garish Logos, It’s All About the Frame

What happens when Los Angeles design meets the world’s highest quality materials such as titanium, 18-carat gold, white goold, and the finest Japanese zyl acetates?

Dita.

Passionate about art and driven by vintage styles from the 1950s to 1980s, life-long friends Jeff Solorio and John Jupiter poured their love for design into Dita when they launched the celebrated collection in 1996. Handcrafted in Japan, Dita is an alternative to label-branded eyewear, distinguished by quality, look and fit, so that the frame concentrates on complementing your features and overall style, and not a huge logo overshadowing your face.

Today, Jeff and John are one of the world’s most celebrated eyewear designers, and Dita is the it frame for celebrities and trendsetters from David Beckham and Penelope Cruz to Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lopez. See our collection here, and if you can spot who else sports Dita!