Handmade in London, Cubitts’ bespoke spectacles come in acetate and sustainable buffalo horn (although it’s been known to offer 3D-printed stainlesssteel bridges), while an extra touch for bespoke customers is the monogrammed leather cases, also handmade in London, which come with cleaning cloths designed by a different artist every six months.
Cubitts’ conception came about in 2012 when eyewear obsessive Tom Broughton began designing and making frames in his kitchen. A warm reception to his work saw a hobby morph into a business and today Cubitts boasts five boutiques across London as well as online. “I’ve noticed that our bespoke customers from the Far East tend to go for larger, bolder styles at the moment. An oversized panto shape or a heavy rimmed square is often popular.” cubitts.co.uk