Journal

Spectacle Design • Spectacle Craft

Spectacle Making at Cubitts King’s Cross

We welcome another talented bunch of budding spectacle makers into our workshop.

Spectacles

The Evolution of the Folding Eyeglass

Calshot Fold is our first folding frame, elegantly sliding into its diminutively-sized, handmade leather case.

Cubitts

The New Cubitts Spectacle Case

Inspired by the slender spectacles cases that were so popular during the early 20th century.

Spectacle Craft

Introducing Cubitts’ Apprentice

We’re proud to announce that QEST have awarded our very own workshop apprentice with an official Spectacle Making Apprenticeship.

King's Cross

Priory Green Estate, King’s Cross

To the east of the sprawling mass that is King’s Cross station, at the site where Calshot Street converges with Collier Street, sits Priory Green Estate.

King's Cross

Collier Street, King’s Cross

Collier. Noun 1. A coal miner 2. A boat carrying coal 3. The name of the street that inspired our new stainless steel frames.

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King's Cross

Calshot Street, King’s Cross

In 1938, what was once Grace Street and then Southampton Street, was renamed Calshot Street. And eighty years later, begot our Calshot frames.

Spitalfields

The Cubitts × Tracey Emin Spitalfields Launch Party

Last week saw the launch of the latest in our series of charity cleaning cloths, this time designed by the acclaimed British artist, Tracey Emin.

Cubitts

Cubitts × Tracey Emin

Presenting our latest cleaning cloth, designed by Tracey Emin CBE RA.

Spectacles

A brief history of British spectacle sizes.

The human head comes in many shapes and sizes. But, as anyone who has ever spent hours grasping fruitlessly at frames will tell you, spectacles often do not.

Sunglasses

CUBITTS × LEIF PODHAJSKY

There are many words we could use to describe the work of Australian graphic designer Leif Podhajsky, and none of them would do him any justice.

Sunglasses • Cubitts Bespoke

The Rake X Cubitts Exclusive ‘La Dolce Vita’ Sunglasses

We recently collaborated with the international luxury men's magazine and online store, The Rake, to recreate an extremely limited run of the iconic sunglasses