Eric Musgrave

Since 1980, menswear & fashion retail commentator, opinionated thought-leader,
event host & all-round top bloke. Contact me to discuss working together.

Seeing clearly at McClintock Eyewear

One of the very few symptoms of ageing I experience (apart from the odd grey hair) is failing eyesight. I started wearing specs about 12 years ago and my go-to man for matters ocular these days is Seamus McClintock.

I can strongly recommend his McClintock Eyewear establishment at 29 Floral Street, Covent Garden to anyone who is seeking glasses out of the ordinary. You can have your eyes tested on the premises, which is not usual in a fashionable eyewear shop.

Seamus sorted me out with my current style: the Ronsir by the American maker Shuron. Developed in 1947 by Jack Rohrbach, a Shuron vice-president, the Browline Ronsir was one of the most influential frame designs of the 20th century, being the first combination frame to featuring plastic tops on metal rims with plastic temples.  It started a design trend that ultimately affected almost half of all frames sold in the USA during the 1950s. So now you know. McClintock Eyewear is one of the very few British stockists of these fine spex, but it also has loads of contemporary styles if retro is not your thing.


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