We love summer and the Hollywood-approved celebrity style that Los Angeles just seems to have down to a science. So, we nearly fell off our chairs when we heard that LA brand Jacques Marie Mage was debuting its line in Canada at Toronto eyewear shop Kaltenbock Opticians. For nearly 45 years, Kaltenbock Opticians has been offering of-the-moment brands to the Canadian market by stocking fashion-forward frames, custom-fitted lenses along with offering quality service and advice.
For those who love a good throwback (#TBT), Jacques Marie Mage has an instant vintage appeal and is inspired by cultural icons, such as Bob Dylan and Pier Pasolini. The luxe materials — mother of pearl and wood in different shades and stains — are unique and eye-catching details make us take a second look at each pair.
Rich materials, bold geometric shapes and sophisticated lines — these aren’t the glasses you wear and forget about (or let’s be honest, lose). These are investment and statement pieces that are sure to start a conversation.
“My work is about history, authenticity and craft,” designer Jerome Jacques Marie Mage said in a press release. “It’s also about honesty. I am not trying to take classic shapes and just colour, or twist them a clever way. Our obsession with quality demands we utilize only the most premium materials, develop only the most innovative hardware, and utilize only the most respectable eyewear manufacturers in the world.”
To shop, head to the Kaltenbock Opticians store (1560 Yonge Street) or click here.