Inspired by classic aviator frames that were worn in the driving seat, the Reed model has subtle motoring features and a design that’s reminiscent of the heyday of automotive design, the 1960s. With its filled-in bridge and curvaceous lines, there are equal amounts of boldness and nonchalance that come with wearing this frame.
Entirely handmade in England in a limited-run production starting with a single sheet of Mazzucchelli acetate
Thick and above-average 8mm front balanced with 4mm temples
Frame front bevelled, sanded, filed, polished and buffed by hand
Clean front with two round pins on each temple
Heat-bumped regular bridge using 70-year-old machine
With a custom vice, the temples are bent by hand with muscle-memory
Subjected to two 16-hour sessions of woodchip barrel tumbling and polishing
Premium German-made hardware, including pins, hinges and charniers
100% UVA & UVB protection lenses from Divel Italia cut specifically to size using state-of-the-art machinery in England
"I just love an infilled bridge; it’s a small detail but it has a huge impact visually. With this frame, I wanted to nod to Paul Newman and Bruce Lee and but to go bolder and cleaner."
Mark Brown, Creative Director
A – Bridge Width: 14mm
B – Lens Height: 48mm
C – Lens Width: 60mm
D – Temple Length: 145mm