back in ’05, when zachary tipton first experimented with 16 and 35 mm film in eyewear design, his limited edition collection caught the attention of sunglass-aficionado, sir elton john. over a decade later, tipton — founder and owner of cinematiq eyewear and ‘tipton eye-works’ — is launching a new collection, featuring original 16 mm footage from shogun’s shadow (1989) and yasuo furuhata fists of the double K (1973). the classic asian action flicks captured kicks and jabs extremely well, in an abundance of color, via outdoor landscapes and natural lighting. their film reels are perfect for viewing with the naked eye.

images courtesy of tipton global ltd.



tipton’s special process of lamination preserves the delicate film before sandwiching it into a stainless steel frame. the selected stills that appear along the temples of the shades are different for each pair. they never repeat. the glasses are also a movie ticket of sorts, containing links to where the curated movies can be watched. each handmade spectacle locks real movie scenes into their temples. from a movie-lovers POV, it’s like wearing a modest piece of cinematic history. the collection will be available from the beginning of February in selected stores. for more info check out cinematiq eyewear, or follow the brand on instagram.

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