Laird Kay

Photographer and gallery owner Laird Kay has been wearing glasses for a few years, but only has one pair. His frames of choice: these handsome, square-shaped frames from German-brand Schnuchel.

Founded by Dr. Wolf Schnuchel and based out of Hetlingen, Germany, this eyewear company specializes in custom-made frames (President Obama reportedly commissioned several pieces of handmade frames from Schnuchel just a few years ago!) Laird’s pair is the “411” – a retro-inspired pair made from laminated acetate, that features a horn-rim and classic keyhole bridge. The warm, chestnut brown colour that Laird chose appears almost translucent at certain angles, thanks to the shiny finish.

Schnuchel says their frames are available in over twenty colours and can be fitted for any face shape. The company will also do personalized engraving on the temples, for a truly customized look.