TD Tom Davies
For the eponymous owner of this West London outlet, bespoke eyewear is not so much a luxury as an imperative. “In general, people just don’t like their glasses,” he says.“There are far too many compromises involved in selecting a frame. Here, we design the frame of your choice to balance on your head, and also take photos of you and discreetly tweak the shape to work off your natural features, such as your brow line.” The pair of spectacles the customer eventually walks away with, meanwhile, is of high quality thanks to the brand’s partnership with precision optics company Zeiss, which provides the lenses.
There’s no one-size-fits-all in the world of bespoke, of course, and Davies has noted subtle differences in taste according to region. “The Asian market loves detail right now, in the front of the frame and on the hinges,” he says. “Simple understated frames, which still dominate in Europe and America, just don’t cut it in Singapore.” tdtomdavies.com