Benjamin Guy

EYEVAN 7285 is a Japanese-based company originally known for producing dust protective glasses. Founded in 1911 as the Yamamoto Optical Lens Manufacturing Co., they launched their first, original eyewear collection in 1972. We spotted Benjamin in Paris, wearing EYEVAN’s 305 style. This style is based off the classic P3 shape with rounded lenses and a moderate, arched bridge. Made from acetate, the fine details include a nose pad made in the same colour as the frame, and a spoon-shaped temple-end. A single metal pin connects the front of the frame with the temples – a design element first introduced by EYEVAN in 1985.

Seen on Benjamin in a black and gold colourway, the frames are at once youthful and intelligent. Adds Benjamin: “I like the way these frames look hot against my skin!”