There are few people who don’t look good in sunglasses. Incarnations of cool, these all-important accessories have heightened the style factor of everyone from Barack Obama to the Blues Brothers. And it’s the worst kept secret in fashion that a pair of shades can take your street style from the everyday to the extraordinary. So, of course, it pays to invest in these powerful tools.
Tom Broughton, it is fair to say, has something of an eye for business. The founder of Cubitts – an emerging new challenger in Britain’s bustling specs and sunglasses market – opened his first shop in King’s Cross in 2012. He is now the proud proprietor of nine eye-popping boutiques across London, including a chichi atelier in Jermyn Street.
Cubitts, he says, is about bringing experience back to eyewear. “We’re about being decent and honest with our customers,” he says, “with fair pricing, and never up-selling to turn a quick buck. We treat a patient for life, not just an eye test.” And, if you’re looking to upgrade your specs this season, look no further than this pair of Cubitts Ampton sunglasses.
Named for Ampton Street in London’s King’s Cross, these sunglasses from Cubitts feature a square-shaped lens. This, coupled with the rounded edges of the design, means that the frames are suited to every face type.
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Cubitts Ampton Sunglasses
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