Toronto-based artist, musician and designer Curtis Santiago (a.k.a. Talwst) knows it’s never that fun to follow the field. So he’s been living his life and working on his projects in the most creative, sincere way he can. Case in point: these vintage Cazal frames that we photographed him in at The Power Plant’s annual “Power Ball” fundraiser. Made in Germany and first released in the late 80s/early 1990s, this “Cazal 648” model is one of the brand’s most memorable frames, with its flat-top bar slicing across the rounded rims. The style is at once avant-garde and deceptively simple. The top bar is aligned perfectly with the temples, and it’s finished with a traditional keyhole bridge, while the “Havana” color and touch of gold add some retro flair.

Talwst tells us he’s always looking to make unique and memorable statements, whether in his lyrics, paintings or with his eyewear. Paired with a suit, this look is perfectly in line with his personality: a little classic, a little eccentric, and always on point.


Wilbert L. Cooper

Wilbert L. Cooper is the Associate Editor at VICE.com and caught our attention outside Chelsea Market in New York with his geometric print cardigan, leather pants and a pair of Cazal frames that he bought at Fabulous Fanny’s in the East Village.

Wilbert told us he’s been wearing glasses since the first grade and currently has four or five pairs in rotation. We love the way he’s playing with proportion here, with his cardigan buttoned-up just so and the heptagon-shaped frames adding an unexpected touch to the black-on-black look.