1391 Black


Drawing inspiration from Patti Smith’s visit to London in 1977, playing at The Rock Garden, Soho, bringing with her all the style, attitude, and self-confidence of 1970s America. This frame harks back to the irreverent mix of punk, poetry, art and epicene fashion stemming from the ‘Chelsea Scene’ in New York in the 60s & 70s.

The Hotel Chelsea was teaming with creatives at that time, where an eclectic mix of characters as varied as Janis Joplin, Brendan Behan, Sid Vicious and Arthur Miller drank, socialised, performed, and co-habited with up and coming writers, artists and musicians.

With design cues taken from the original 0692 and 0137, combined with classic American black acetate frames found in Graham Cutler’s personal archives, the 1391 is a generous proportioned fit with slightly winged lugs and exudes confidence and personality. 3D sculpting on the front of the nose bridge and on the temples introduce a new level of definition and craftmanship.

Paying further homage to its musical inspiration, the new temple core is reimagined in the design of a Fret Board as found on the guitars.

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Handmade in Italy
Vertical Vintage Oyster Pins
New ‘Fender’ Temple
Fret Board Temple Core
Reverse weight saving and comfort milling

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