Gents of old wouldn’t be seen dead in Cazals, however just as the definition of Gentleman is ever changing, so are the parameters. Specs are most definitely current in the world of fashion, with the most popular being the classic Ray Ban Wayfarer as worn by Michael Caine. As always, demand has forced designers to step up their game, and we are now beginning to see a new breed of Specs emerging.

Cue 3.1 Philip Lim with two traditionally modern Specs in elegant Black and timeless Tortoise shell, exclusive to their Los Angeles and New York outlets. “The ‘Donahue’ is a Navigator style with brow bars – the metal and plastic combination match retro shapes re-interpreted through metal detailing. It has gold foil printing on the inside. Handmade in Japan, the style is available in optical as well as with sun lenses.”

 

 

However the full Spec experience is not complete without the ultimate leather carrying case. Step in Tanner Goods with their version of a 1960s US Military standard. The case comes in three options – Black, Havana and Saddle Tan – hand made in Portland, Oregon with vegetable dyed English Bridle leather. Each case is stamped by hand with the model number. The perfect companion for your 3.1 Philip Lim’s; a veritable Spec-tacle indeed.