Why You Should Get a Pair of Bespoke Frames From This London Optician

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Both Winston Churchill and President Eisenhower wore eyeglasses by E.B. Meyrowitz.

Eyeglasses are not an ordinary accessory—they can completely transform your look and how other people perceive you. So nailing the perfect frame shape that fits your face and skin tone is essential. And when it comes to completely customizing a pair of spectacles, there really is one name that comes to our mind—optician E.B. Meyrowitz.

Founded by Prussian eyewear designer Emil Bruno Meyrowitz back in 1875, the brand has left its mark in history not only because its optical goods played an important role in the early days of aviation, motor racing, and mountaineering but also because its eyeglasses and frames are worn by some of the most influential politicians and luminaries of this and the previous century.


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While the company has stores in London, Paris, and New York, if you’re in the market for a bespoke pair of frames, you should stop by their newly renovated flagship store in the English capital, located in the Royal Arcade in the heart of Mayfair—it is the only location where the bespoke service is offered. 


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At your first hour-long appointment, an expert optician will carefully take as much as 20 measurements and work with you to choose the best style and material for your frames ranging from cotton-based acetates, tortoiseshell, exotic woods, and buffalo horn to precious metals such as gold. What makes E.B. Meyrowitz’s frames so special is precisely that attention to detail and high-quality materials. The company employs artisans in Europe that craft every single pair on hand. It takes them about twelve weeks to finish a bespoke pair of frames and prices start at £1,500.


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If you’re impatient, though, the company recently re-introduced its classic Bloomsbury “No6” frame crafted from British walnut and maple wood and fused with black buffalo horn. The collection consists of only 18 frames divided into three styles priced from £3,000.

For more information, visit: 6 The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SF; Tel: +44 20 7493 5778