Damien’s Masunaga glasses were purchased at Colette in Paris and were a gift from his wife. As someone who’s found it difficult to find frames that shape his face, Damien was so thrilled with these “018” frames that he also got them as regular non-tinted prescription glasses.
Made in Japan from hand-polished acetate, Masunaga is one of the oldest eyewear manufacturers in the country, having first premiered the line in 1905. While some companies out-source different parts of the production process, Masunaga’s factory in Fukui produces everything in-house, from sculpting of the raw materials, to the hand-finishing of each frame. Damien’s frames feature clean, curved edges and a modern finish. We love the two-tone “Demi Brown” pattern, with tortoiseshell on the top and a warm chestnut colour on the bottom. Silver rivets, seven barrel hinges and slightly transparent arms add to the hand-crafted and distinctive nature of these glasses.