MANday Files: #Capsule Mens NY AW14 Re-Cap, Eyewear by Thierry Lasry & Garrett Leight

Autumn 2014 Sunglass Offerings from Thierry Lasry
Autumn 2014 “Silenty” from Thierry Lasry

Next up in our Capsule Mens AW14 coverage, we delve into the magical world of eyewear! Being a member of the four-eyes club, I’m always on the look out for classic-styled specs and shades. As always, I generally dig men’s eyewear styles, so I was in the perfect place. Two brands that peeked my interest at the show were Thierry Lasry and Garrett Leight California Optical.

The many choices from Thierry Lasry
Top: “Kendry”, Bottom: “Silenty”

I first became familiar with Thierry Lasry a few years ago while perusing the shelves of NYC optical boutique, Ilori. The French designer launched his eponymous sunglass brand in 2006, and is still based in his home country. I was happy to see them at Capsule as I had been a fan of their high-impact styles for some time, and in this case, I was able to see a vast array at once. Lasry frames are quite sleek, incorporating gold and black handles in the majority of the styles, portraying a sense of luxurious minimalism. Want to see the shades in action? Check out a behind-the-scenes video of their Spring 2014 collection here.

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A various array of styles from Garrett Leight
A various array of styles from Garrett Leight

Directly around the corner from Thierry Lasry, I discovered a table overflowing with optical and sunglass offerings in the sleek yet classic styles I look for. Let me introduce you to Garrett Leight.Β Created in 2010, Garrett Leight California Optical isΒ dedicated to creating classic design by combining perfect craftmanship with timeless aesthetics.

*Fun Fact*: Garrett Leight is the son of Oliver Peoples co-founders, Larry & Cindy Leight, and is a fourth-generation Californian.

FAVORITE: "Hampton Clip" In RoseGold
FAVORITE: “Hampton Clip” In RoseGold

They offer a wide range of optical and sunglass styles, sourced from the finest materials including acetate from Italy and Japan, and hardware/hinges from Germany. I fell in love with pretty much the entire table, but I stopped in my tracks for the stunner up top, the “Hampton Clip”, a P3 shape (originated from when eyeglasses were first made for style) with a rose gold clip on lens to transition from indoors to outdoors.

Do you like what you see (no pun intended)? Well stay on the look out for more coverage; jewelry and shoes on the radar!

*All photos by Andrea K. Castillo

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