From the moment I was introduced to the young NZ eyewear brand Lewis Fredericks, I was intrigued. Specialising in quality, timeless eyewear handcrafted from horn (a wasted by-product of domestication), the designers are passionate about the uniqueness of this natural material, which is both beautiful and practical. Unlike any synthetic counterpart, horn is a natural fibre that is unable to be replicated, making every pair of Lewis Fredericks eyewear a one of a kind piece. As someone who wears glasses most of the day - opticals for work and sunglasses outdoors - the hypoallergenic, lightweight and durable quality of horn really appeals. It also has a unique flexibility, meaning that each pair gradually moulds to the wearer's face.
It's not everyday you get to try out a range of designer eyewear in the comfort of your own home, but I was lucky enough to do so for the purpose of this post. It was important for me to get a true sense of the horn in terms of look and feel, and I can now tell you first-hand that these are the best glasses I have ever worn. For the design-conscious, lovers of timeless style, and those looking for comfort, quality and uniqueness, these are definitely for you.
Buffalo Horn: Dark Horn, White/Cream Horn
Taking into account your skin tone, hair and eye colour, Lewis Fredericks will help you choose a horn plate that both suits your complexion and reflects your personal style. For a sunglass frame you are able to choose from a range of Mazzucchelli polarised lenses, which are placed in during the production process. Alternatively your frame will come with AR CR39 clear lenses, for which Lewis Fredericks recommends you then get your prescription fitted from one of their trusted opticians.
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