The Wolf of Wall Street, director Martin Scorsese’s film opening December 25th, captures the essence of ’90’s banker (and gangster) style—from polo shirts to classic frames. To mark the movie’s ode to 90’s style, Lafont, a purveyor of luxurious handmade eyewear, is introducing a trio of frames including ”Orsay” ($300), “Lyrique” ($405) and “Lazare”($537) which have been culled from the Lafont archives dating back to 1923. And, for cinematic eye-catchers under $100, eyebobs offers a variety of readers that go from boardroom to brasserie, including “Waylaid,” “Bitty Witty” and “Egotesticle.”
Oversized Rounded Dark Tortoise FramesPhoto credit: LaFont
La famille Lafont has been in the optical business since 1923, when Louis Lafont first opened his Parisian shop near the Madeleine. In 1979, grandson Philippe Lafont decided to take control of all products sold under the family name. He turned to his wife for her design skills, developed a facility where the brand could manufacture its own eyewear and, in the process, transformed Lafont from a retail concern into a vertical operation. Even today, each frame— executed in modern, lightweight metals or acetate— is entirely made in France, down to the tiniest screw.
eyebobs designs stylish eyewear for people who demand distinctive, high-quality glasses with an irreverent attitude and tongue-in-cheek names such as “Rita Book, “Dot Com,” “Catcher in the Eye,” and “Board Stiff.”