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Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Outdoor lens tints.

Glorious archive lens tints, from Clerkenwell, London. Amber to Warm Rose Smoke. Pale Cobalt-Blue to Deep Green. Delicate Flesh to Pale Jade Green.

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Small batch production, part II

Next, we check the sizing (against both our mentor, and spectacle fitting gauge), making any adjustments with a file and polishing wheel. Next, we put...

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Cubitts Bespoke

The Ganton: Our homage to 1966 Soho.

Introducing The Ganton: our homage to the records and rebels of 1966 Soho.

Cubitts • Spectacles • Glasses

The home of spectacle-making in the UK

The home of spectacle-making in the UK was once clustered around the areas south of King’s Cross, along the Gray’s Inn Road, Clerkenwell Road, and  Hatton...

Cubitts • Spectacles • Glasses

Optics, and optics: an optician built into a pub

Optics, and optics: an optician built into a pub (The Wellington Inn, Manchester). The all-seeing eye: an optician built into a church (St Ethelburga’s-the-Virgin,...

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Frame inspiration. Vintage US welding spectacles

Frame inspiration. Vintage US welding spectacles, featuring leather side shields, cable arms, and a ‘Franklin’ lens split.