As a keen wearer of spectacles, I’m always on the lookout for something which is a little funkier than the standard rectangular specs, or boring NHS style frames available on our highstreets Thankfully a company which embodies the modern classic has caught my eye. Enter the Oliver Peoples.

Oliver Peoples Glasses


Established in Hollywood, California during the yuppie inspired financial buzz of the 1980’s, Oliver Peoples have now been selling and producing fine eyewear for the better part of 30 years. They have been name-checked by Christian Bale in American Psycho, and become one of the world leaders in contemporary style in the luxury eyewear market.

It is this experience and expertise that make breaking the mould in frame design second nature for Oliver Peoples Glasses with this season’s eyewear being no different, with strength in optical frames and sunglasses alike. With a who’s who of celebrities modelling their frames, (from Brad Pitt to Jay Z, via Jeremy Piven & Kanye West) it’s no surprise that there a few cool pieces in their range.

Now what I love about the collection is that each frame option comes in a number of styles, so you end up not knowing which you prefer.

The first frames I recommend are the Bernardo sunglasses. These are a thick framed square styles frame with a modern twist on a very 50’s look.

oliver-peoples-bernardo-glassesBernardo – Black with midnight express polar glass

The next awesome option is the XXV-RX. This style juxtaposes vintage elements with modern styling and come in a couple of tortoise-shell options but for something quirky and different the slightly light beige would be great for the more adventurous chap!

oliver-peoples-xxv-rx-glassesXXV-RX – Slightly light beige

Finally, and a style I am fond of is the Gregory Peck. This frame was designed around the specs work by Mr Peck as Atticus Finch in the classic movie “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Unique and funky, and screaming geek chic, these would make an impression whatever the occasion.

oliver-peoples-gregory-peck-storm-glassesGregory Peck – Storm

So what do you think, too funky or right up your street? We know they are for us. You can shop the whole collection and see even more eye masterpieces over at



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