Ivory Cool

Domenico Vacca suit and Nader Zadi custom eyewear

Wearing this Domenico Vacca ivory double-breasted, peak lapel jacket and Nader Zadi custom sunglasses is guaranteed to make you standout.  Do you dare? 

Ivory’s not your style?  Consult with Signore Vacca himself to find the color that’s right for you. 

Distinguish yourself.  Go bespoke.

The Artist’s Magic

Peru’s luxury lifestyle publication, Luhho, featured a piece on Nader Zadi’s custom eyewear.  If you’re well-versed in Spanish you can read the article here: http://rareframes.com/media.html.  If not, there’s an English translation below.

Nader Zadi Customeyes in Luhho Magazine

Modernity and technological progress have many advantages and make our lives easier, but also can lead to neglecting and forgetting various traditions. Thus, in 1995 Nader Zadi founded CustomEyes, based in Manhattan, in order to reinstate the fine art of making glasses by hand.  As an exclusive atelier where fine pieces are made from vintage designs that are not found anywhere else in the world, CustomEyes provides the discerning client with a modern and sophisticated style that meets their tastes and needs.

The collection provides authentic pieces up to 200 years old, parts that Nader Zadi preserves, redesigned and styled for modern times. The resulting product is a flawless finish that transcends machine manufacturing by giving each piece its own soul.

Nader Zadi himself a personally interviews each customer and helps them to choose the mounting and the bridge optimally suited to their needs, facial shapes and proportions. Once the frame is selected, measurements are taken and the glasses are assembled using the finest lens materials and technologies. 

Articulating all the details, the artist invests many hours and total dedication to create a piece of work using various techniques of the Old World to that is worthy of any museum.  Each piece is a timeless beauty, and above all, incorporates precision optics. With a well-earned reputation for excellence in service and products, Nader Zadi has an exclusive customer base including celebrities, artists, entrepreneurs, executives, architects and physicians. If you have the opportunity to visit his atelier, you’ll never view glasses in the same way. – R.S.  

NADER ZADI
CustomEyes
www.rareframes.com

Brace Yourself

 

Mark Kelty bespoke belt and Nader Zadi bespoke sunglasses
Mark Kelty belt and Nader Zadi sunglasses

Exotic skins and buckles deserve equally exotic eyewear.

Stunning bi-colored sunglasses, aviator style, paired with an exotic strap and bespoke buckle made by Mark Kelty, complete your weekend look.

Adorned in Rare Frames and Rare Jewels

Fred Leighton necklace and hexagonal custom eyewear

Glamour and glasses don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Dare to wear standout frames with your standout jewels and couture creations.

Meticulously created with craftsmanship of a bygone era and with an enduring fashion impact, these frames not only accentuate this necklace, they are in harmony with this caliber of treasured ornamentation.    

Tips:
Match geometrical patterns in pendants and eyewear (as seen above)
Coordinate color tones between jewels and lens tints (again, as seen above)

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.

Carathands working on custom eyewear
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: