Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 6th - Xavier Derome event at Spectacles For Humans San Francisco

It's not easy to always get the designer to come to do the trunk show and it's even more difficult if he lives in France. But we have the connections and the know-how. On May 6th Xavier Derome will be at Spectacles For Humans in San Francisco with the entire line up of his collections including his spectacular acetate bracelets that are taking over the fashion scene in Japan.

Whether you are familiar with Xavier's work or not, please visit Spectacles For Humans to experience one of the best eyewear collections made in France.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coming soon to Spectacles For Humans

Once in a while we see something so extraordinary, so well made we can't pass.  From the heart of Italy's eyewear manufacturing district we are excited to bring you Stramare Occialli.
100% Made in Italy. 

Coming this Fall.  

Friday, June 5, 2015

Spectacles For Humans Collection II

3 years in the making. 5 new styles. 
Because nobody loves eyewear more than we do.
Because nobody knows eyewear as we do.
250 pieces.
Made in Italy.
July 2015. 

ps. don't miss CUT COPY at Mezzanine on July 17th. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 favorites at Spectacles For Humans

Clean and preppy model Olympia in Walnut from Rolf Spectacles. 

Dark and seductive Chorus in Purple Lilac from Oliver Goldsmith. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ROLF SPECTACLES - Tyrollean Fairytale

Nothing gives us more pleasure than to write a few quick words about the good guys.

ROLF SPECTACLES,  a group of determined eyewear enthusiasts from Austria that succeeded against all odds.

Well... scratch that. Having their frames in stock is just as pleasurable. 

There is no way to describe all the details and the overall beauty of ROLF frames. 
 This is really a "must see for yourself". 

ROLF SPECTACLES available at SPECTACLES FOR HUMANS in San Francisco.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cold War Style

It's iconic, it's classic and it's back in stock!
Model Counsellor by Oliver Goldsmith. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Art of Cards

Whether see yourself in a traditional Christmas setting or prefer alternative holiday spirit, we at Spectacles For Humans don't discriminate against anyone.  So from all of us we wish you the finest holidays and remind you to use your Flexible Spending account in case it expires on December 31st. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Like Father, Like Son

The first time we saw Jeremy Tarian collection was awhile ago, and we loved it at first sight. The problem was we had no shelf space for a new collection, however brilliant it was. After cleaning the feathers and shedding some old skin,  we made room and here it is, Jeremey Tarian eyewear at Spectacles For Humans. 

Impeccably made in France this collection is not only beautifully French it's has a very strong vibe of cosmopolitan coolness. And that's exactly what's  missing when you see the majority of French produced eyewear. Most French designers can't seem to overcome their own French-ness.  Not that there's anything wrong with it or they have to, but it does limit the appeal in certain ways. French style is not universal after all. It's just what French people like. 

Well, there's nothing cute about Jeremy's frames.  Just like his father, eyewear legend Alain Mikli, whose frames were never ever cute,  Tarian's designs strike us with their subtle coolness and yes, French elegance without being overbearingly French. This is still a young collection but already there are fans all over the world and we are sure it will connect with San Franciscans as well. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

City Of Lights, City Of Style

There isn't much to say except in Paris you can find Spectacles For Humans sunglasses at Parici Opticienne and nowhere else.

14 rue Bourg Tibourg
Marais 4eme

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mr.Oliver Goldsmith visits Spectacles For Humans

The name Oliver Goldsmith is synonymous with eyewear. For almost a century OG family not only provided eyewear connoisseurs impeccable spectacles and in the process they also shaped our sense of what eyewear is. Recently Mr. Oliver Goldsmith, stylish and classy as always, visited Spectacles For Humans to inaugurate arrival of Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear in US.

So yes, this is finally happening now. Classic styles you've seen on Michael Caine are now in stock at Spectacles For Humans. Below are stills from a 1966 spy film "Funeral in Berlin".

Just to remind you, Oliver Goldsmith frames are handmade in Japan. Actually physically in Japan, not at one of the subsidiaries in Korea or China.  Quality is out of this world.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

MIDO And More

We just got back from MIDO show in Milan where we kind of introduced Spectacles For Humans collection  to European buyers. The "kind of" part is important because as it stands at the moment in the world of optics there are only a handful of stores we are willing to work with. These stores are few but they are the true beacons of quality and craftsmanship.
One such store is Sichtbar in Stuttgart. (See previous post)  And it is with great pleasure we announce that 3 more stellar retailers in Germany are now stocking Spectacles For Humans sunglasses.

First one is Markus Nikolai Optic in Frankfurt.
Markus Nikolai and his team are known in Frankfurt for amazing selection of frames, impeccable styling techniques and killer parties. Yes, he produces superb electronic music as well.

Up in Hamburg,  brothers Hauke and Marc Oliver Peters run Six Million Glasses and Neon Box Optics and they are not mincing words.  Opticians with years of experience under their belts they know a cool pair of frames when they see it. Our conversation took 30 minutes during which it became apparent   - SFH frames belong in their shops. 

Another store we've been admiring for a long time is Leidmann in Munich. Their new location on Maximilialnstrasse is pure exercise in aesthetics. If stocking top brands only is not enough for you,  store's interior and customer service will leave you short of stunned.  And Leidmann is the only the store in Munich where you can find Cocaine, Champagne and Ecstasy sunglasses by Spectacles For Humans. 

What do these stores have in common?  They love their craft, they admire good design and they value quality in eyewear. Brand name means nothing here unless it has a great product underneath the label. Or better yet, no label at all. Just a great pair of frames. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Arrivals, Departures

 Eye catchy window display at Sichtbar in Stuttgart. Can you spot
Spectacles For Humans among these? 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pour La Victoire!

We celebrate this immense victory with a very special pair of sunglasses from our friends at DITA.  Their model VICTOIRE is an epitome of style, grace and progressive design. Always at the forefront, always sleek and always polished to perfection.

In stock at Spectacles For Humans.

Friday, June 14, 2013

No Pain, Just Gain

We could write about this brand winning a bucket full of important design awards or that brand's "classic but modern" frame having an important moment on Depardieu's face at the festival in Cannes but hey,  we got our own fancy stories to cover.

Like this fine young man who rejected shots of novocaine and relied solely on his sunglasses to protect him from pain at the dentist's. Who can blame?!! He's wearing a pair of SFH Champagnes. We say drill on, Doc.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Drift In Time

In the 18th century, a sailor from Japan named Chunosuke Matsuyama, shipwrecked on a South Pacific island with 43 shipmates, carved a message into coconut wood, put it in a bottle, and set it adrift. It was found in 1935—supposedly in the same village where Matsuyama was born...

Well, Chicago based DRIFT eyeglasses are probably not made from the same coconut newsletter but it is one simple and powerful concept for specs - handmade in US and eco-friendly.
In the past we've had mixed experiences with frames made from natural materials such as wood.  We've seen everything from fancy contraptions to crude designs and for the most part chose to stay away from wooden frames. With DRIFT we feel that, finally, there is a line that captures the essence of eyewear  and delivers a handsomely made wearable product. And we are especially pleased with the fact it's produced in the States.

Be sure to visit Spectacles For Humans store in San Francisco to try a pair of Drift specs! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Good Specs

Looking good in eyeglasses from Spectacles For Humans. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hey, Pablo!

Pablo is another awesome shape from Mykita  and it's back on the shelves at Spectacles For Humans. Generous sizing and softer angles already made this style a favorite and we are surte you will love it too.  Shown here in black, it also comes in classic tortoise shell, transparent brown and a very nice grey.
Future classic?  Come try it and decide for yourself.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

7 years of good specs

It's hard to believe that Spectacles For Humans turned the page and entered it's 8th year.  Since 2006 we've brought in many wonderful pairs of frames and helped many wonderful people pick the right pair. To celebrate our 8th year we are invite you to visit our store, browse our current selection of frames and enjoy very special "secret" offer which we cannot mention.  It will be good through April. Very good.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Frame of the week - DITA Montrose

  A lot has been said about DITA on this blog before and we won't stop praising the company anytime soon. Trends come and go and DITA manages to deliver fresh vintage inspired styles season after season. Montrose is yet another proof of DITA's creative potential and we are happy to have it on our shelves.  Whenever you decide to update your look for Spring, make sure to visit SFH first, where selection of DITA styles is always precise and on point.  

Monday, February 25, 2013