Category Archives: Sunglasses

S&F’s British Sunglasses collaborate with Collier Bristow at their flagship King’s Rd Store

S&F are excited to announce that we have teamed up with top UK brand Collier Bristow to feature our British sunglasses in their flag ship King’s Rd store.

Collier Bristow is a brand of clothing which reflects the heart and soul of Britain’s famous cosmopolitan city. With a diverse collection, there is something for everyone, each design named after the London street from which it was inspired.unique sunglasses

Keeping in theme with top end British fashion Collier Bristow approached Staple & Ford who reflect the same views. S&F’s British sunglasses are all handmade from the finest quality acetate’s to give unrivaled quality and style. You can visit Collier Bristows flagship store at 61 King’s Road.

Can’t get the store? Why not visit our online store to design your own British Sunglasses by Staple & Ford. Our online store allows you to select from a range of frames, materials and lenses to make up to 70 different combinations of our unique British Sunglasses. We even offer free UK returns so no harm in trying.

 

Customisation – The next step for Fashion?

One of the great interests in fashion is where it has been and where it is going. There has been some iconic fashion eras with the 70’s and 80’s springing to mind. However where is fashion going and what is the next step?

With internet sales higher than ever, technology is playing a growing roll in our shopping experience. Small businesses are now able to capitalise on the benefits of selling online. Retail is no longer about who has the most outlets or the biggest stores. Small businesses can now be as competitive as the Goliaths when it comes to online presence and offerings. This is sparking a boom in the variety of brands and therefore the amount of products available to the consumer. With volume and variety of product comes increased levels of differentiation.

The genre of differentiation that seems to be at the forefront is Customisation. Online retailing and technology is allowing customers to “design their own” products online, as opposed to the traditional route of buying off the shelf. Staple & Ford is a prime example of a business designed to be at the forefront of this ethos, check out our premium custom sunglasses here.

We thought that we would share some of our favourite brands offering some innovate customisable products, driving the next step in fashion:

Shoes of Prey – Custom Shoes

Much like S&F’s custom sunglasses, Shoes of Prey allow you to design your own shoes. Select from a variety of designs to then customise from a whole range of material textures and colour combinations.
shoeBrooks Brothers – Custom Formal Wear

Quality custom dress shirts and suits. Brooks Brothers’ site allows you to select a design, material, colour, pattern, collar type, cuff type, etc…
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Surania – Custom Swimwear

I think you’re getting the idea, but Surania offer huge levels of personalisation with their swimwear offerings allowing you to even select what colour bikini straps you desire.
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Staple & Ford (of course….) – Premium Custom Sunglasses

S&F offer quality custom sunglasses with timeless style. Select your frame design and then choose from various handmade acetate and lens options. Our custom sunglasses are made using the highest quality materials and offered at competitive prices. Design your own sunglasses today here: Premium Custom Sunglasses by S&F.Quality Personalized Sunglasses

S&F Quality Custom Sunglasses – Frame Materials

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At Staple and Ford, quality is at the heart of everything we do. Once we were settled on the design of our custom sunglasses, the next step was to select the materials to bring the design from concept to reality. There are a number of considerations that sunglasses manufactures need to consider when selecting frame materials; texture, look, cost, etc.

An easy one for S&F was cost, we simply don’t allow cost to dictate the materials that we use. Therefore injection moulded materials were a none starter as these are the cheapest form of material to use for sunglasses. It is common place with the vast majority of the larger brands to use injection moulded materials and unfortunately these cost savings are not passed onto the customer.

However at S&F we try to be different by not only using the best materials but also doing our best to keep our custom sunglasses affordable to our clients. At S&F we use a material called Acetate. Acetate has a forgiving texture making it a comfortable product to touch and wear. Rather than injecting the substance into a mass produced mould, Acetate comes in block form. Our custom sunglasses are then handcrafted from the block of Acetate into their individual components; Frames and Temples.

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In order to add strength and durability to our custom sunglasses, a stainless steel rod is inserted into the temples (arms). This allows the handmade product to retain its structure and also allows an individual to influence the shape to suit their personal requirements.

Finally the look of a handcrafted Acetate is second to none. An acetate can beautifully capture the sunlight and deal with it in a whole range of ways. The range of colour options and combinations is almost limit less with Acetate. S&F have considered hundreds of shortlisted acetates for our premium custom sunglasses to give you what we believe are the highlights. Further to this rather than restricting you to a single acetate option, S&F allows you to mix and match your frame acetate with differing temple colours. This gives you the freedom to create over 70 different combinations of custom sunglasses. Design your own sunglasses in our shop by Clicking Here.

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Staple & Ford – Classic aesthetics, a unique contemporary style and a passion to be different.

Quality Personalized Sunglasses for Festivals

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At last the summer festival season is just around the corner. One of the most iconic features of any good festival is the loud, trendy, crazy, edgy and individual outfits adorned by the festival goers. Personalized sunglasses are a necessary piece to any summer festival outfit. Staple & Ford’s new brand is the perfect outlet for your quality personalized sunglasses this summer.

By visiting our shop page you will see how you can select from two timeless frame designs. Once selected you can choose from a range of hand made acetate combinations and 100% UV certified lenses to produce a truly personalized pair of sunglasses.

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However there are many brands out there offering custom sunglasses, what makes S&F different? Quite simply S&F focus on the quality aspect of our product whilst keeping the price affordable. Almost ever custom sunglasses brand out there offer injection moulded frames, which are the cheapest and tackiest forms of production. At S&F we only use the highest quality acetates which are shaped by hand, not machine. Further to this our temples (arms) are strengthened with a stainless steel arm running from the hinge to the tip. This makes your personalized sunglasses more robust meaning they last for years not weeks.

We paid a huge amount of attention to the acetate options that we now offer. S&F looked for a good mix of understated colours such as Matte Black and louder options such as our S&F speckled Tortoise Shell acetate. This means that you can still design an eye catching pair of personalized sunglasses whilst avoiding the bright reds, yellows and greens offered by the budget brands.

So why not design your own sunglasses today by visiting our shop page. You can even give the gift of design by purchasing a gift card to your desired value through the shop page. Staple & Ford ship worldwide, you can also review our returns policy here.

Best fashion accessories for Skiing – Quality Unique Sunglasses

The most important part of planning a skiing holiday is choosing what to wear, obviously. A skiing outfit has multiple areas to consider; jacket, gloves, sunglasses, etc. Many of us stick with the same old skiing trousers and jackets for years due to the shear expense of them. Therefore in order to jazz up your ski outfit this winter here is our list of must have ski accessories this winter.

Gloves – Hooligan Gloves

Often over looked as a fashion item, gloves now come in many unique and stand out designs. S&F’s preference this winter are the Hooligan Gloves by North Face. These quality gloves offer performance and style to freshen up your ski out fit this winter.

ski styleSunglasses – Staple and Ford’s Unique Sunglasses

Staple & Ford are a new sunglasses brand who have filled a gap in the sunglasses market. S&F offer quality custom sunglasses. You can go to the S&F shop page to design your own sunglasses choosing from two frame types and many material options. This experience allows you to add unique sunglasses to your ski outfit to make a ski outfit statement.

Custom SunglassesBeenie – Bonfire

Bonfire are a top end snow boarding brand with some high quality kit. We love their selection of Beenies. Their click to change colour feature reminds us of our design your own sunglasses function. The Beenies are well made and will make the perfect partner to your other skiing accessories.

Skiing StyleBandana – Pendleton

Todays skiing Bandana’s are a stylish alternative to a scarf or turtleneck on the slopes. Quality is crucial for comfort and design is crucial for looks. We believe that the Chief Joseph Bandana by Pendleton has both of these attributes. Make sure you acquire one of these for a considered addition to your slope style.

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So why don’t you design your own S&F unique sunglasses today in time for the remaining few skiing months. We would recommend any of the above to accompany your custom sunglasses.

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What are the best sunglasses for 2015? – Quality Personalized Sunglasses

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Sunglasses fashion moves extremely quickly and often it’s hard to keep up. Staple and Ford is a new British brand offering quality personalized sunglasses, which are being hyped as the next big thing in the sunglasses world. GQ even rated us in their top 10 gifts to buy your girl for Christmas.

What exactly do we mean by quality personalised sunglasses? It’s actually quite simple. S&F have created custom sunglasses using only the best materials to maintain quality and to also give the customer the ability to mix and match parts to create their own quality personalized sunglasses.

To experience how we can deliver this why not visit the Staple & Ford Shop” page where you can select from two frame shape options “Marbury” and “Pinsley”. Between these two timeless frame designs we can cater for all face sizes and shapes. Once selected you will be taken to the customization page where you can play around with the various colour and material combinations to produce your own personalized sunglasses. S&F offer 4 choices of Temple, 3 Frame colour options and 3 Lens options. When combined with the two shapes that’s over 70 different combinations to keep your custom sunglasses unique.

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We have also received some great endorsement from Fleur De Force after she recently purchased her own personalized sunglasses from S&F. Fleur’s selection was the Marburys with S&F speckled tortoise shell frame, matte black arms and smoke lenses.

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What’s your favourite combination to make your ideal pair of custom sunglasses? Design your own sunglasses with Staple & Ford today…

Which are the best sunglasses for skiing? – Custom Sunglasses by S&F

Best Skiing Sunglasses
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Skiing is and will always be one of the most fashion orientated sports there is. Up there with the most important skiing accessory is a skier’s choice of sunglasses. Trends are moving fast and selection can be tricky. However luckily for you Staple & Ford are here with their quality custom sunglasses which make the perfect personalised accessory to any skiing outfit.

There are a number of considerations that need to be made when selecting your perfect pair of sunglasses for a ski trip; Quality of Lens, Quality of Material and Style. S&F believe that by giving you the ability to design your own sunglasses with quality materials, you can achieve the perfect pair of skiing sunglasses.

Quality of Lens

S&F spent a significant amount of time sampling hundreds of lenses to come up with the best three lens options for your custom sunglasses for skiing. The first priority was UV protection, therefore all of our lenses are 100% UV certified. For us the next feature was to make looking through the lenses in your personalized sunglasses an experience in itself. Each lens truly improves any view by adding a beautiful filter to your day on the slopes.

Azure: Blue lens that makes even grey days look beautifully blue and bright, whilst still filtering out the intense sunlight.

Sepia: A subtle traditional brown lens with a breath taking filter that is hard to describe without experiencing it for yourself.

Smoke: A dark black lens with a hint of red that is perfect for more intense sun conditions. This lens looks particularly good in our matte black frame.

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Azure Lenses

Quality of material

More common sunglasses brands such as Ray Ban, Oakley, etc. make their frames using molded plastics. This is the cheapest form of manufacturing sunglasses and the result is a cheap look and feel. Staple & Ford only use the highest grade hand molded acetates to give a quality finish to every pair of custom sunglasses. The acetate is reinforced with stainless steel to add strength. When designing your S&F custom sunglasses you are given 3 frame acetate options; Classic Tortoise Shell, Matte Black and Speckled Tortoise Shell. Regarding temple options you can produce your own personalized sunglasses using 4 different acetate options; the three mentioned above plus a translucent option for a set of truly personalized sunglasses.

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Hand Molded Acetate

Style

Staple & Ford fuses classic design with contemporary style to create unique sunglasses. By offering two distinct frame options; Marburys and Pinsleys, combined with the lenses and materials described above, quality personalized sunglasses are only a click away. Further to this our subtle trademark blue and brushed gold bridge provides an S&F stamp to every pair.

Classic aesthetics, a unique contemporary style and a passion to be different.

This is Staple & Ford, the best skiing sunglasses.

Design Your Own Sunglasses for Your Next Holiday

Whether you are off skiing in the Alps this Winter, or are sunning yourself on the beach in the Caribbean or Australia, Staple & Ford can cater for you with our premium customisable sunglasses offering.

With Staple & Ford the beauty is that you can design your own sunglasses to suit any look or occasion. However, with over 70 combinations to chose from, you may be thinking which are right for me?

Our Pinsleys are a stand out and bold design with large round frames, whilst the Marburys are a more classic shape, offering you timeless style. So if you prefer big and bold glasses then the Pinsleys are for you. For those looking for something more understated then the Marburys have your name on them. Both frames are unisex and really look the part on both men and women.

Skiing

Get the look on the Alps this year and design your own sunglasses to perfectly match any ski outfit. All our lenses provide clear and crisp vision however for more dark light we recommend the Azure Blue lenses to ensure that you won’t miss any unexpected bumps on the slopes. For glorious sunny days on the mountains, the Sepia lenses are a perfect choice.

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Sun and Sand

All 3 of our lenses are 100% UV certified so offer your eyes complete protection from the sun. The Sepia lenses are the darkest lenses and paired with Classic T Shell frames and  Matte Black arms they really are a must have beach accessory. Design your own sunglasses to be the perfect accessory to your beach attire, ensuring you look the part this Winter break.

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So there you have it – a small summary of a big range, which has hopefully given you a bit more guidance on how to design your own sunglasses to make the ultimate combination. Any questions please email info@stapleandford.com.