Frame of the Month
This month, luxury leader Barton Perreira makes a sweep, even generating a new category of acclaim for us to confer on outstanding emissaries of eyewear at its best. Not only did a Frame of the Month finally find us after a lengthy summer lull uncovering no quite rightly deserving eyewear art, we'd also like to make a bit of a commotion about their accompanying frame display case. After more than four hours wading through product boxes brimming with September's contenders and a few Frame of The Month false positives, the beacon of imminent eyewear style was Barton Perreira's Karlheinz delivered to us in a thoughtfully-fashioned frame display case worthy of this most engaging piece from the issue's product review. Barton Perreira's particular iteration of the shape caught our eye among countless others including a grouping chosen to be photographed atop the browned pages of a long out-of-print fashion magazine, Flair, for a clubman-centric focus in 20/20 September.
With the clubmaster overtaking even the P3 as eyewear's once-retro shape of choice, brush up on the ebb and flow of bold browlines and the psychology behind their recent resurgence with a history lesson in 20/20 September's "The Brows Are Back In Town," by Preston Fassel, who has an impressive instinct when it comes to tides of eyewear styles past and present. I have to agree with Preston, and this exemplary Barton Perreira brow is nothing less than a clear affirmation that the clubman has found another dash on the timeline, surpassing mere vintage interest and carving a place once again among essential modern eyewear.