The first thing that Mosevic wants you to know about its "Solid Denim" eyeglasses is that they're not a gimmick. "Zeiss polarized lenses are offered with a graduated tint," Jack Spencer, who co-founded the firm, told Ecouterre. "The frames are contoured by adding more layers of denim where the frames rest on your nose and at the hinge. The temple arms are reinforced with a steel wire so that they do not lose their shape and they are connected to the frames with sturdy five-barrel hinges." A year after a Kickstarter campaign gave the company the jump-start it needed, Mosevic is launching "Worn," a line of frames crafted entirely out of discarded blue jeans.
Like all of Mosevic’s wares, every one of the new pieces is hand-made in the company’s workshop in Cornwall, England. Layers of denim are infused with a “carefully selected” resin for stability and robustness. “Yes, it really is denim all the way through,” Spencer said.
Mosevic isn’t precious about the denim it reclaims, which makes for a motley array of fabrics with diverse hues and gradients. “Every single pair is unique,” Spencer said. “Expect flashes of color and an explosion of texture!”
The first batch from “Worn” comprises six silhouettes, from the cat’s-eye-shaped “Halley” to the classic-square “Burnell.”
It’s worth noting, however, that practically bespoke doesn’t come cheap. Prices start at £139 for a single pair, or about $204 in American greenbacks.
Still cheaper than Hamilton tickets, though.