Stefano Bemer – Proper Shoe Shine

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It takes an average of 7 – 10 minutes to apply the essentials of shoe care.  For expert procedures and maintenance, Stefano Bemer offers step by step instructions here http://stefanobemer.com/shoe-care.

Fortunately, eyeglasses require much less time and your eyes will appreciate the crystal clear view when you use a simple technique used in the optical trade.  To learn more, contact your eyewear specialist, or inquire at rareframes.com.

Not Just for Diamonds: The 4 C’s of Custom Eyewear

octogonal shaped custom frames in white gold

Cut
Cut refers to the proportions, size and shape of the lens or frame.  Eyeglasses should be in proportion to the size of your face and should be harmonious with your features.   The shape of the frame should contrast and compliment the shape of your face.

Claritycustom eyewear frames in different colored tints
This refers to the quality and construction of the frame and lens optics.  Look for premium lens materials and enhancements such as high-index lenses and anti-reflection coating .  These options optimize the cosmetic appearance and provide better, clearer vision.

Color
white gold custom made framesThis refers to the frame color as well as various tint options for sunglasses.  Choose a frame color that will compliment your skin tone.  Pale complexions look good in warm colors such as rose, amber and copper.  Darker complexions look stunning in white, yellow or rose gold.  All metallic frames suit black skin including gold, silver and rose.  When it comes to lens color, try on different lens tints to determine which one you like best.  The most popular shades are grey, brown and green.  Custom colors and tint intensity can be made to order.

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This refers to the weight of the frame as determined by its composition:  plastic, stainless steel, various metal alloys, titanium or gold.  Fames that are lightweight are more comfortable and less noticeable.  Rimless frames are a great option for a light, barely there feel.

Comfort
hands working on nose bridge of custom framesThere are some key considerations to ensure the frames you choose are comfortable and well-fitting.  The temples should not indent into the sides of your head and the tips should gently curve behind your ears.  Next, the bridge and the nose pads should be fine-tuned so that the frame perfectly conforms to your nose.

Introduction

I’m Nader Zadi (Nah-dare  Zah-dee) and I design custom made, vintage eyewear.  I come across interesting observations in my work and my travels and I’ve decided to share some of them here.

My blog will be about the creation and design of beautiful objects that relate to fashion, style and luxury.   I am fascinated by all things that are artisanal, intricate, and hand crafted in a way that engage and captivate the senses.  

In the coming weeks and months, I will use this space to share my appreciation for the finer things in life.  I’ll be discussing the elements of my craft and other finely made products.