Stefano Bemer – Fine Italian Shoes

Stefano3At the New York showroom Tommaso Melani attentively adds a chocolate shine to a pair of Stefano Bemer bespoke shoes.  The founder and CEO explained that the the Italian brand specializes in bespoke, made to order, and ready to wear leather shoes that represent “a certain relaxed elegance and a lifestyle that is balanced and emanates understated nobility.”  A client who rotates 12 pairs in his wardrobe shared that the shoes are “comfortable, stylish, and sharp but not flashy”, and the experience is “all about service and trust.”

For an appointment in New York, contact Tommaso Malani at +1 646 590 4254, or +39 055 046 0476 in Firenze, Italy.

Cesare Attolini I

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Vincenzo Attolini ventured into a career in tailoring in the 1930’s and mentored his son, Cesare Attolini to perpetuate the tradition of craftsmanship in tailored clothing.  The garments are stitched by hand, in a process that hallmarks the “precious handcrafted details” of the Cesare Attolini standards of excellence. Today the brand maintains a prominent platform in luxury men’s clothing, with showrooms in Italy, New York, and Turkey – offering timeless elegance and luxury for the discerning man of style.

*Images sourced from the Cesare Attolini’s website: http://cesareattolini.com

Demonstrating Loro Piana’s practical luxury

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This man has a great eye for style, texture, and color.  He exemplifies Loro Piana’s renowned garments of excellence, crafted from the world’s finest textiles, comfortable in motion.  Perhaps a little more contrast with Nader Zadi’s tortoise spectacles to accentuate the look.

~Illustration sourced from Loro Piana

https://www.loropiana.com/en/

~Glasses available at Nader Zadi – Rare Frames

http://rareframes.com

Moynat

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Moynat began as a trunk and travel connoisseur in 1849. Their offerings have expanded into handbags, wallets, and notebooks created in Paris with impeccable craftsmanship.   After purchasing your glasses, park your credit card in this Moynat wallet; just until it’s time to invest in the sunglasses.

Mr. Brown

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Mr. Brown makes a prominent impression…his charisma exudes a style expressed in part through the choice of garments and accessories worn on that day.

Sunglasses (top): Nader Zadi / Leather briefcase (middle left): Dunhill / Leather eyeglass case (middle right): Smythson / Brown leather dress boots (bottom): Paul Stuart

 

J.M. Weston: French, Timeless Style

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J.M. Weston may sound English, but actually, J.M. Weston is French indeed; Parisian to be exact.  This lovely shoe establishment dates back to 1891.  A father and son team worked side by side to create women and men’s leather shoes with timeless workmanship combined with flavors of contemporary influences.  With each step, the spirit of J.M. Weston luxuriously serves the soles of your feet.

Browse their website, or visit their stores:

http://www.jmweston.fr/en/

Create your own pair of unique shoes via the “Special Orders” section:

http://www.jmweston.fr/en/special-orders

*All photos sourced from J.M. Weston’s website.

 

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

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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.

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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.

About Nader Zadi

Nader Zadi is sought after for his unrelenting passion for designing and creating classic and sophisticated eyeglasses and sunglasses which have been described by some as works of art. 

As the founder of Customeyes, an exclusive vintage and bespoke eyewear atelier in New York City, Zadi specializes in custom eyewear.

 Zadi expertly assesses his clients’ faces to make frames that fit, function and flatter each person’s unique facial characteristics.  His meticulous craftsmanship promises a distinguished look for anyone who wears one of his designs.

Handcrafting each pair using old-world techniques, Zadi transforms his creations into contemporary and stunning designs for today’s fashion.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, “Nader Zadi has created a way to match tailored suits and couture gowns to custom-made eyeglasses.”

Forbes describes Customeyes as “Eyewear for those frustrated with mass market options. “

And The Wall Street Journal says, “Custom glasses made to account for differences in people’s faces, with an eye to determining the most flattering looks for his clients.” 

See the process of custom made eyewear: