The Brass Monocle is Calgary’s eyewear destination since 1980 offering high-quality, unique eyewear to residents. Located at The Core on 16th Avenue, the Brass Monocle is easy to access for fashionable eyewear solutions.
Owner Garry Hapton started the company in order to bring fun and fashion back into the eyewear industry. You can buy sunglasses and eyeglasses from around the world from brands like Thom Browne and Dita. Here is a look at what the Brass Monocle has to offer.
Visiting Brass Monocle
Brass Monocle is one of the only boutiques in the area to offer designer Thom Browne’s men’s eyewear collection. Eyeglasses and sunglasses sold are available from North America, Asia and Europe. Brands offered include:
- Thom Browne
- Mykita handmade in Berlin
- SALT, Sea Air Land Timeless
- Claire Goldsmith
The store is located at 806 16th Avenue S.W. in Calgary.
Why Brass Monocle?
Locals are flocking to Brass Monocle because of the excellent customer service provided along with the unique selection. The innovative and unique frames and sunglasses are unlike many stores in the areas. Being one of the first retailers in the country to offer brands like these means that customers are getting unique, hard-to-find frames and this is very appealing.
Thom Browne’s collection is the most popular especially because the menswear designer launched a unisex eyewear collection just four years ago. The handmade frames continue to evolve and offer a twist on classics. After making a name in clothing, Thom Browne eyewear is rising in popularity and Brass Monocle is the place to find it.
When you arrive to the store, you’ll notice the sheer curtains, views of the green space in front of the store and the wide range of eyewear artfully on display. There is a funky vibe here with pop art on the wall, comfortable seating and dark wood tables to try on new frames.
Whether you’re looking for a fun experience, great customer service, a store that carries the biggest variety of shapes and colours or if you have a hard-to-find brand you want to find shades for, Brass Monocle is the place to go in Calgary.