Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jacob's Pince-Nez

I love it when we get emails and photos from our readers who have bought pince-nez and have lenses made for them. Those who have lenses made for their mountings have shown a commitment to wearing this style of eyewear. Jacob sent in these photos of himself, each showing a different pince-nez.

In the photo below, Jacob is wearing a shawl-collared tuxedo along with a flexible guard pince-nez. The frames appear a bright gold and there is a good reason for this coloring: he had the frames gold-plated by a jeweler! A local optician crafted the lenses.

flexible guard pince nez
Jacob also bought the fingerpiece style pince-nez as seen below. He had transition lenses made by Eyeglass Lens Direct in Sugarland, Texas. He had the lensmaker outline the the lenses from an old pair of templed glasses. Jacob was very pleased with their work and he recommends them for lenses. For added comfort and security, he added silicone nose pads from QTE.

Thank you Jacob for your photos and recommendations. I'm sure you'll be pleased with your purchases.


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