One whole year. But with the anniversary of lockdown comes hope.

I particularly like March as it’s a month of change. And who doesn’t like seeing lambs in the fields to? Perhaps that’s just me as it reminds me of growing up on a farm.

This year the 28th March heralds the beginning of British Summer Time. When the clocks spring forward everything seems brighter – a promise of better times to come.

This March we are celebrating an iconic British brand. Not just an iconic eyewear brand but an iconic British brand full stop. One patient who now wears Cutler & Gross wrote“I discovered Cutler & Gross after a lockdown eye test at Arthur Hayes. The abundance of frame choice available was instantly edited when Lucinda showed me the Cutler & Gross frames. They immediately felt right: modern, quality and effortlessly cool. Who would have thought that a lockdown eye test could be a highlight in life?” Patrick M.

Cutler & Gross have a wonderful history.
“Founded in 1969, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross combines the finest Italian craftsmanship with irrefutably cool style. Since its establishment in fashion’s halcyon days, the brand’s signature creativity has been applied to sunglasses and optical frames with their trademark numbered designs and absence of an ostentatious logo.

For decades, Graham Cutler and Tony Gross’s frames relied, in part, upon their reputation being dripped and whispered within style and fashion circles like verbal quicksilver. Considered bastions of iconic eyewear, Cutler and Gross designs continue to grace many of the most recognisable faces in the worlds of art, design, music and film. Today the brand has stores in the UK, North America and Canada and is stocked in selected department, optical and concept stores worldwide.”

Cutler & Gross frames are no stranger to the big and small screens. You can see Julia Roberts sporting an upswept cats eye frame in Notting Hill, Colin Firth and Mark Strong with the signature Kingsman styling and not forgetting Daniel Craig looking a little less Bond like in Knives Out.

With names such as Humble Potato, Prawn Cocktail and Granny Chic, Cutler and Gross combine subtle British humour with beautiful designs and wonderful styling. It is always a pleasure to fit a pair of these frames and also helps to support a fantastic British business.

If you’d like to try some Cutler & Gross frames, or any of our other unique optical brands, we look forward to welcoming you in practice soon.

Lucinda