Column: Speaking of bespoking


Commentary by Jeremy Ciano

Did you know the craft of making spectacles goes back almost 1,000 years? Function, of course, was the main purpose back then, but fast-forward to today and artistic expression rules the landscape in frame selection.

Glasses can be mass produced in a far-away sweatshop for pennies a pair or can be handcrafted on the Italian Riviera by an eighth-generation artisan. The variety of colors, shapes, designs, materials, fit, style and uniqueness are limitless.

Is there a more affordable and practical way to get a high-quality, customized frame without having to go through customs? Yes! Bespoking is the creation and production of custom-made articles. And fortunately for our readers, we have Indiana’s only bespoke design studio right here in your own backyard at RevolutionEYES.

The bespoking process can be as simple or as complicated as the patient wants. With an almost infinite array of hues, designs, shapes and combinations, the daunting process may seem overwhelming at first, but it is truly a fun, efficient and worthwhile experience.

At the bespoking appointment, we take detailed measurements of the patient to best craft a frame for optimal comfort and fit. We then work through the various materials of wood, plastics, metals and other materials to determine what construction is best for that individual. Next, we move onto style, shape and fashion. Finally, we select the colors that best match the patient’s complexion, style and sassiness.

Glasses are one of the most prominent accessories anyone can wear. They literally are front and center with every first impression, every Zoom call and every encounter with others, so why get off-the-rack, standard, mass-produced, average-looking and fitting frames when you can custom-create your very own? Bespoking your own personalized pair of glasses is truly an eye-opening experience!


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