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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.

 

Staple & Ford Sunglasses win best Newcomer at the Simply Cheshire Event

Staple and Ford were invited to be attend the Simply Cheshire event in May. The event was designed to be a celebration of Cheshire based businesses. It was our pleasure to support an event that celebrates local businesses and brings them closer to resident customers.

The event was a huge success and our unique sunglasses were a perfect fit to the event brand. An angle that we particularly enjoyed was the diversity of clients that purchased our personalized sunglasses. We always had a target market in mind, however it was great to see a whole range of clients not being able to walk away without a pair.

The obvious highlight of the event was that Staple & Ford won the best Newcomer Award. This was judged by a combination of some Cheshire Life representatives and the hugely popular radio DJ Mark Radcliffe (who kindly purchased a pair). They said that they loved the unique sunglasses and the fact that they are also personalized sunglasses.

S&F Unique Sunglasses - Simply Cheshire Newcomer Winner
Clearly the summer has arrived so if you would like a pair of unique sunglasses by S&F, why not visit our online shop today to design your own personalized sunglasses. We offer returns in the rare event that the sunglasses don’t fit or they are not as expected, so you have nothing to lose.

Staple & Ford exhibiting at the Simply Cheshire Event – Arley Hall, Nr Manchester – 22nd-23rd May

Cheshire Sunglasses
On 22nd – 23rd May Staple & Ford will be exhibiting our Premium Custom Sunglasses at the Simply Cheshire event hosted at Arley Hall. The event is designed to show off some of Cheshire’s best new independent businesses and Staple & Ford has been selected to represent.

Therefore if you would like to try on a pair of our British made Custom Sunglasses why not come to the event this weekend? Tickets are only £8 per head and children under 12 can come free. The weather is looking good for the weekend and so we are excited to help visitors to prepare for the summer with some personalized sunglasses. So come along to the stand to design your own sunglasses whilst retaining the quality of a premium acetate sunglasses frame with exquisite lens options.

Many clients worry about purchasing online (even though we have a free returns policy) and so now that we are exhibiting there are no excuses for any umming or arrhing potential customers in the North West.

However if you can’t make the event please have a look at the website and try designing you own pair of S&F custom sunglasses. As mentioned we offer free UK returns meaning you have nothing to lose by trying a pair!

For more information on the event please visit http://www.simplycheshire.co.uk/.

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Affordable Quality Sunglasses – Premium Custom Sunglasses by S&F

Quality affordable sunglasses
When founding Staple & Ford we were adamant that our sunglasses will be handmade with only the best materials and that the sale price will be affordable to the masses. At £80 a pair, our custom sunglasses are highly affordable when compared with other sunglasses brands using like for like materials. Our pricing even compares or beats brands using the cheapest form of production, injection moulded frames.

So this begs the question, how can we afford to offer top end materials at such competitive prices? The key is in the supply chain. Staple & Ford purchases the raw materials direct from the manufacturers, this allows us to avoid any mark up from agents or handlers. From there we hand build the custom sunglasses from our office in Cheshire, England.

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Most sunglasses brands will then look to sell their product to wholesalers or to retailers. Wholesalers or retailers will look to add 50%-150% margin on the sunglasses, significantly increasing the cost to you. Further to this if a sunglasses brand is selling their products to retailers or wholesalers they will be forced by contract to sell their products at the same price direct to the client.

S&F only sell our Premium Custom Sunglasses exclusively through our website. This allows us to cut out any wholesalers or retailers margin, allowing us to offer our customers excellent value for money.

To design your own sunglasses, click here to visit our shop. If you wish to learn more about how our sunglasses are made you can also click here.

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

S&F Quality Custom Sunglasses – Frame Materials

Design your own sunglasses
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.

Acetate sunglasses
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.

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

S&F Custom Sunglasses, This summers must have Accessory?

Custom Sunglasses

This is the time of year where the fashion conscious turn their minds to summer trends. Bloggers and journalists alike will be backing various new summer trends, summer accessories, summer styles, etc. to be the big thing this sunny season. At Staple & Ford we believe that we have a fresh product that is a must have this summer, Premium Custom Sunglasses.

Sunglasses have been the king of fashion accessories since the day they hit the market. In the past mainstream brands have been the go to option for sunglasses. However recently we have seen a big shift away from mainstream brands to the more boutique brands such as Staple & Ford. Boutique brands are often wrongly associated with big price tags. At Staple & Ford we are able to price our custom sunglasses at highly competitive pricing due to our streamlined supply chain.

In simple terms we actually have our own sunglasses handmade from the finest acetates. We then assemble the unique custom design requested by the client in-house and send directly to them. This supply chain removes middle men who tend to take healthy margins, such as a retail outlet or online retailer. This means that you can only by S&F quality custom sunglasses exclusively through our website; www.stapleandford.com.

Aside from value for money, S&F also allow a customer the ability to design your own sunglasses. Staple & Ford fuses classic design with contemporary style to allow an individual to create a unique pair of custom sunglasses. Inspired by a passion to be different, we are a British Brand that gives the each customer the flexibility to choose from a selection of frames, temples and lenses to design your own sunglasses.

Quality is at the forefront of what we do. Each of our frames are handcrafted from the very best materials to provide a quality and lasting finish that makes our product a must have this summer.

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

This is Staple & Ford.

Winter Breaks

With the shortest day of the year nearly upon us, most people are dreaming of sandy beaches and warmer climates. Top sunny destinations this winter include the Caribbean, South East Asia and South America. Alternatively, the more adventurous amongst us are planning our next skiing trips, hoping for perfect conditions.

Staple and Ford are ready to arm you with the necessary holiday essential of sunglasses. Our range at http://www.stapleandford.com allows customers to choose from a selection of quality frames, acetates and lenses to produce a unique pair of sunglasses fit for any destination.

Whether you are choosing the slopes or beach for your winter break, Staple and Ford’s range caters for all. The Azure blue lens and S&F Specked Tortoise on the Marburys make for a stylish addition to any skiing wardrobe. The Azure blue lens will ensure that the sun stays out of your eyes whether at the après bar or on the runs.

The Classic Tortoise and Sepia lens on the Pinsley make a great choice for those in search of warmer climates this winter. The muted tones will be perfectly enhanced in the bright sun, keeping your eyes protected and you looking stylish.

So wherever you choose for your winter break be sure to visit Staple and Ford and customise you own pair of quality sunglasses for the perfect travel accessory.IMG_3201

Quality Unique Sunglasses

Unique Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an accessory and accessories should help us individualise ourselves. However so many of the bigger brands offer very little creativity and uniqueness.

Staple & Ford offers quality unique sunglasses allowing individuals to build their own pair of unique sunglasses. Simply go to our shop page to play around with over 70 combinations using quality acetates reinforced with stainless steel. Staple & Ford offers free UK returns (subject to T&Cs) as well as international returns for our unique sunglasses.

Don’t follow suit by wearing a plain pair of sunglasses from one of the giant brands. Be creative and build your unique sunglasses with Staple & Ford.

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Personalisation for Sunglasses

The trend of personalisation seems to have swept the nation – from designing your own trainers at Nike, to having your own name on your bottle of Coke. We want what we want and choice is no longer a luxury.

Staple & Ford have extended this phenomenon of personalisation to sunglasses where there has been a real lack of customisation offerings, especially for quality customisable sunglasses. Sunglasses are such an important fashion accessory and too often they are far too similar to the next persons. Staple & Ford gives you the opportunity to create your own quality customisable sunglasses – you can choose the shape, colour for both frame and temples and the colour of the lenses. Our quality customisable sunglasses are all hand made from the highest quality acetate, so that your personalised sunglasses look and feel premium. Get customising now at www.stapleandford.com.