Sports eyewear company Smith Optics leaves Idaho for Italy. The scramble to extract more equity from house brands has begun. The creation of Kering Eyewear has begun to produce interesting fallout. Kering owns the Gucci Group and plans to eschew licensing and produce all its eyewear in-house going forward. The largest companies in optical, of […]
Golf Glasses… Seriously.
Golfing glasses with adjustable swing-out lenses to help the wearer see the ball better, circa 1940s. Derek C. Davidson was a collector who wrote “Spectacles, Lorgnettes and Monocles”. From his author’s bio: “The late Derek Davidson trained as an optician. He started his own business and a workshop for custom-made fashion spectacles. He also began […]