This makes us so happy here at Specs Optical. We recently received an email with a snapshot of Ben Glaros and the accompanying line: “Lovin’ my new specs!” Ben Glaros is John’s guitar teacher (read: the hardest working man in his industry) and a local singer/songwriter. When not performing, he can be found at Twin Town Guitar mentoring budding guitarists and songwriters. Here’s a shot of Ben sportin’ his red and tortoise Francis Klein Basyl:
Specs Optical would like to invite you to send in a pic, or drop by the shop for a quick photo, and then tell us about your Specs. We’d love to tell the world a little about you. You can also directly post a picture of yourself in your specs with a few words on the Specs Optical Facebook page.
I went to the ‘Ivey Awards’, Minnesota’s version of the Tony Awards, this September. On and off of the red carpet, I saw many faces I recognized from SPECS OPTICAL. I stayed off the red carpet (my luck is I would slip, trip and fall.) Many of our eyeglasses were seen as well. I saw Kirk Originals, Rapp Limited, Francis Klein and Lindberg, all on people dressed to the nines for the awards show. The room was filled with tons of local celebrities, and celebrity watchers. I hope to see the pics in the local magazines!
Lyle and I went, prompted by his friends James Rocco and Jeff Scott, and we had free tickets (LOL). I’m glad I dressed up, because Lyle Jackson and his business partner Ellen Roeder of TULLE and DYE received the first award of the evening. The costumes they designed for the Ordway’s Beauty and the Beast were ‘beautiful’, ‘dazzling’, ‘amazing’. My personal favorite from the show was the cheese grater they designed and built. We were both surprised, shocked, and very happy.
Thanks for the surprise Jamie and Jeff!
p.s. I hope to add pics!
Ok, y’all…the weather has been drab as the summer winds down and we head into the fall/winter seasons. It’s time to brighten things up a bit. Daring colors are more popular than ever in fashion and your eyewear is not to be excluded. Check out some of the fun new colors and styles we are showing right now.
Above, from left to right, are the Kirk Originals Martha in S11-P114, Anne et Valentin Amy in 1010, and the Kirk Originals Otis in S09-P130.
Below, from left to right, are the Francis Klein Marcus in B98-1, Anne et Valentin Factory Seven in 0805, and the Theo moser in color 8.
These colors are truly brilliant and certainly fall into the category of ‘showstoppers.’ Are you daring enough to try one on? Stop on by Specs Optical any time….we WILL brighten your day.
Hello friends of Specs Optical. Here is the latest and greatest of the season.
Fresh from Henrik Orgreen’s airplane hanger, aviation inspired frames harking back to the glory days of flight. Take off with the Panther, Mercury, Wolf and other sortees.
Bevel has payed homage to the Gloved One himself, Michael Jackson. You’ll be standing on your toes with Beat it, P.Y.T., Billie Jean and lets not forget Thriller. Ah ah ah ahhh.
Our Parisian friends at Francis Klein have out done themselves again by romancing us with a stellar collection that features hand – set crystals, enamel flowers colored rivets, hand etching and painting. Be sure to check out Tatia, Tina and Camille. Tres chic!
Don’t check that beret just yet, Anne et Valentine from the south of France have wowed us with Silver inlay. This just goes to show you that true love is more than skin deep. You will fall in love with the Poete, Plume and Patty.
Make sure you visit us at Specs Optical soon to get the best selection of these and many of the other fabulous frames from around the world that we carry.