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Alexander Daas specs now available in Larchmont

  • 11 September 2013

Face time.

Whether you get it during a power lunch or in the mirror, this town’s built on it.

And nothing frames a man’s face like a cool pair of sunnies.

For your next pair, we suggest you direct your gaze to City of Eyes, now open in the heart of Larchmont.

Owned by Alexander Daas – who’s been handling eyewear for SF Optics since childhood – City of Eyes is a new LA showroom hucking slim opticals and svelte sunglasses.

Telling you straight: these are pricy specs. But you get what you pay for, as in equal parts chic Cali style and sporty, teched-out function.

All frames are made with Japanese acetate and Italian glass, and with a nod to class, the label is discreetly printed on the inside of the temples.

They’re also functional. Each pair comes affixed to a silver lanyard – no more stretching your collar or scuffing your specs when you lean over.

The chain’s lobster-claw hooks connect to sly holes in the temple for use as retainers.

Daas also carries six independent designers: Salt, Matsuda, Bevel, MYKITA, KBL and Barton Perreira.

Our money's on these Matsudas, a vintage Japanese design with intricate metalwork embellished on burnished titanium.

Robert Downey Jr. wore them in Iron Man.

That’s how he stayed in the picture.

The Specifics

City of Eyes Optique by Alexander Daas

161 N. Larchmont Blvd
b/t Beverly and 1st
(323) 466-4396

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