Tom Ford’s Special Edition Optical Eyewear Collection
by Daniel Haim
Inspired by the enduring elegance of 1950s eyewear, Ford has created a new frame for women and a frame for men made of the finest quality gold-plated metal with precious water buffalo horn on the front and the temple tips. These gently retro-influenced frames represent the highest levels of design and fabrication in eyewear. Subtly luxurious and crafted with meticulous workmanship, the two styles are some of the most refined ever offered by Tom Ford Eyewear. Each frames and its leather case is presented in a luxurious, Bakelite box with a soft brown lining. A certificate of authenticity and a special cleansing cream and chamois cloth are provided to care for the water buffalo horn, which may appear slightly different on every frame due to its organic origin.
The Special Edition women’s frame hints at its 1950s roots through defined lines at the nose. This is balanced by slender and elegant metal temples embellished with an understated “T”, a signature of Tom Ford Eyewear. The women’s frame is offered in yellow-gold plated metal with brown and gray striped horn or yellow-gold plated metal with white and gray striped horn.
The men’s frame has slightly stronger temple proportions. It is offered in white- gold plated metal with brown and gray striped horn or yellow-gold plated metal with black striped horn.