Monday, July 30, 2007

Tanna wears one of the latest styles from ONKEL - model Faun in black/red acetate.
Based on last year's much successful Limited S-Glass Collection, new styles from ONKEL are finished in thicker, edgier acetates. Somehow they still remain incredibly light. A stylish mystery indeed!




Mike wears MYKITA Curtis in blackberry.

Mike, a member of SFPD tactical unit and an eyewear aficionado, came in a week ago when he needed help with his ic!Berlin specs. Once he saw MYKITA frames, and how different their construction was from ic!Berlin, there was no way of stopping him. He had t have it!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Daft Punk @ Greek Theatre

The show, to put it simply, was absolutely STUNNING !!!
Rapture opened, and Ed Banger's Sebastien and Kavinsky provided much needed mid-summer support.


If you missed it all, and shame on you if you live within immediate vicinity of tour venues, here's the Encore bootleg video performance from LA's show.



You must know who Kavinsky is by now.


Next on culture calendar: Daft Punk's ELECTROMA screening at San Francisco's Mezzanine.






See you in few weeks!

Eins, zwei, REIZ



Sold out styles from German design superteam REIZ Augenspiel are back in stock!

Ratte, Hecht and other shapes from extremely popular Lovely Animals Collection, in all colors, are available for your viewing pleasure once again. Don't wait too long, these sell out fast!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Working hard, the Parisian way

Love it or hate it (and ourselves, we are not fans of goofy eyewear choices usually, but the black and white piece is simply superb in this video), these kids rock their frames with great aplomb.

TTC - Travailler

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Breaking news : DeromeBrenner trunk show in SF!

Unbelievable? Yes! True? Please make it a double!!




Details for this undoubtedly stellar event are still being discussed, but the excitement of possibly hosting Xavier Derome and Aurelia Brenner at Spectacles for Humans is definitely something we are not trying to contain. Within the next few days the date will be set and it looks like we are planning entire week-end of fashion eyewear debauchery!

For now, you may start drooling over their designs over at www.deromebrenner.com

And if you can't hold your breath until December and want some of that hand-made DB goodness, solid shipment of their latest eyewear and jewels is on its way to us and should be here in less than a week! The stuff is just hot, hot, hot!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pure Thai style




Slender and graceful Puttachad could very well be a model for THAKOON sunglasses.
Hand-made in Italy by the same guys who bring you AlekPaul eyewear, sexy and beaitiful new styles from hot new Thai-American designer are only coming in to our store for a short visit, leaving shelves within days.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Jammin in his Elektros

Nicolas, one of the developers behind Jaman, is wearing Orgreen Spitfire in (ultra!!!) Limited Elektro Gold while basking in warm glow of San Francisco's sun.

Nic and Jaman will light up your world with rare cinema from around the globe!


If They Tell You I Fell

Carl Zeiss Eye-Terminal

Owning and collecting beautiful eyewear is a great way to come in touch with your design and fashion aspirations, but let us not forget the main purpose of it all - crystal clear vision.

Big fans of German optics, we've recently become aware of an amazing piece of ophthalmic equipment from Carl Zeiss ... Eye-Terminal.

The great minds behind Zeiss, a true pioneer in optical field, created super sophisticated digital scanning system that helps Opticians to take most precise measurements necessary for fitting frames with prescription lenses.
Every aspect, however minuscule it may seem to human eye, is taken into account. Slight head tilt, true distance between eyes and lenses, frame angle, amount of wrap and even lens type; all are carefully examined and interpreted with unrivaled precision to guarantee the best possible acuity in the final product.

After making sure Eye-T was indeed available in North America, we quickly arranged a test drive with representatives from Zeiss. We absolutely loved what we saw and ordered it on a spot! Within weeks, Spectacles for Humans will become the first store in Northern California to offer customized Rx lens fitting with the help of Eye-Terminal from Zeiss.

Cool free standing unit is on its way to us and very soon, you will be able to experience vision the way it was meant to be!

Friday, July 20, 2007

October is around the corner

and we at Spectacles for Humans are busy making plans to visit both IOFT in Tokyo and SILMO in Paris.

Fascinated by all things Japanese from Cornelius' "Rolling Stone" to Amazing Cement Challenges, we want to explore more opportunities within this starlight culture. Already in the works are several potential additions to Spectacles for Humans and a trip to Japan will sure seal the deal.




Cornelius - Like a Rolling Stone



We are also very excited about going to SILMO again. And while we are flattered by countless invitations to sail up in style to Las Vegas, for West Coast's eyewear event of the year, sorry...We prefer to do our shopping in Paris. Please don't hate us for that...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses are...

... so cool, someone went the distance to scheme and arrange for our entire shipment to be stolen from UPS delivery center. LOL!
People, we are fighting professional robbers to get the good stuff to you.

Monday, July 16, 2007

WeHo

As some of you may know, we are tight with uber-cool folks at SelfEdge, San Francisco's premier supplier of quality denim and overseas' fashions. Discussing current events and future prospects, it has come to our attention that expansion is a much needed maneuver for both companies and naturally we have set out sights on LA-LA land and , to be exact, West Hollywood's last bastion of coolness - Fairfax avenue.

There we were... Sweating in our Flatheads, VisVims and Vibskov's strong undies, pale and obviously not used to LA's sun drenched reality, we stood , drooling over magnificent (although defunct and in need of repair) neon LEADER sign above the building which was obviously exhibiting all signs of welcome to all of our expedition crew.

Will it happen? We don't know. It's all in the hands of God, as I see it. Being across the street from Canter's is probably not all that good for our health, but damn it... We want that space...

In any case, should it not go our way, we will overcome the emotional fracture caused by not getting in on a cool neon sign at the right time, but the fact remains just that... Both SelfEdge and Spectacles for Humans are coming to LA... and SOON! Just letting you know.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kicking the DITA habit





With an old pair of Alpine's still hanging on his Stooges shirt, Edward, a filmaker and editor working with Umlaut Films, kicks his DITA habit and slips on a pair of GOB 07 in Maroon Metalisee from DeromeBrenner.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

San Francisco loves geometry

Katherine wears Crusader in Petrolium/Burnt Orange by Orgreen Optics.

Michael sports model Curtis in Blackberry by MYKITA.

New styles from THAKOON


What gorgeous frames these are!
Gotta give it to designer Thakoon Panichgul for choosing to go to AlekPaul folks for his eyewear needs. Together they have created fantastic line of sunglasses that are not only beautifully designed, but of highest quality as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Archive Oliver Goldsmith styles coming soon!



It is such a pleasure dealing with Claire and her team over at Oliver Goldsmith showroom in London. Stuff gets done on time, questions are answered with no details left behind and the products are...Well, that's where we have to take a moment to explain.

Frames are rapidly becoming favorites at Spectacles for Humans, overshadowing and dwarfing other lines. All the cool kids on the block are rocking their Renzos and Amys, and all of us at SFH never shy away from stepping out wearing such classics as Mistinguett, Tak or Senja.
To make the story long, our clients, and we are blessed with most sophisticated, in the know bunch, simply adore them, and we think if there ever was a perfect line of sunglasses, this is it. We don't hide it either and if you never heard of Oliver Goldsmith, we'll help you to discover this fabulously grand brand, and will guide you through their timeless styles with patience....Oh, look! It's that Goggles advert again!


No matter what look you are after, a pair of OG sunglasses will complete it with charm and grace, taking your personal style to heights you never knew before.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Vodka, caramel, chewing gum, fraise...

We are back from mini-vacation.


Even on holidays, we don't let go off the bone.
Look for new eyewear designs coming in the next few weeks! Carbon fiber, Aluminum and more!!