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.
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.
Staple & Ford – Classic aesthetics, a unique contemporary style and a passion to be different.
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.
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.
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.
Sunglasses – 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.
Beenie – 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.
Bandana – 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.
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.
Custom Sunglasses, Unique Sunglasses, Design your Own Sunglasses, Personalized Sunglasses
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Staple and Ford has recently introduced gift cards in time for the festive season, enabling customers to give truly unique Christmas gifts this year. Giving someone a Staple and Ford gift card allows the recipient to customise their own pair of sunglasses – choosing between a range of styles, colours and lenses – resulting in unique Christmas gifts.
Buying a gift card this Christmas couldn’t be easier, simply go onto www.stapleandford.com/shop and select the ‘Gift Card’ option. Follow the three short steps on the page and we will send out the gift card either directly to you, or to the recipient at your request.
The recipient can use their gift card to design your own sunglasses making the gift unique and personalised. Staple and Ford sunglasses are a timeless accessory and the perfect choice this festive season to give unique Christmas gifts.
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.