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Monocle

What is a monocle?

A Monocle is an optical device consisting of a single lens. It is used to primarily to correct reading vision in one eye for people that struggle with reading glasses. It leaves the other eye not covered to see normally into the distance which is a very practical solution for quick close task like reading mobile phone texts etc. Our monocles include a gallery, which is an extension to the inner frame to make it easier to wear. It is attached to a string or chain. The other end of the string is then connected to the wearer's clothing or looped around the wearer's neck to avoid misplacing or losing the monocle.

The History of the Monocle

Our Reading Monocles

Each or our monocle glasses are crafted with a robust stainless steel frame, which is available in three distinctive colours, vintage silver, gold and black. Each monocle is 37mm in diameter. The rim has a gallery on the back for...

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How to wear a monocle

The key to the success of the monocle is its portability, you won't even know when your carrying it, so its never an inconvenience and never left behind. Like putting a watch on in a morning, its always there when you need it.

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Brand Story

Jonathan Elvidge is happiest when faced with a problem. His entire career has been spent driving forward solutions, specifically in the deployment of gadgets, and how they can be utilised to make our daily lives better.

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The Complete Guide To UK Steampunk Events 2019/20

The Complete Guide To UK Steampunk Events 2019/20

Cast your eye over The Complete Guide To UK Steampunk Festivals and plot your perfect passage through the year.

For every month we have all your steampunk needs covered, here are our highlights.

If you have any to add please comment at the bottom of the article, thank you!

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Who Wears a Monocle?

Who Wears a Monocle?

The popularity of the monocle has piggybacked the resurgent hipster revolution but apart from these wonderfully cool dudes who else wears a monocle?

Let’s start by firstly looking at who invented the monocle, the original pioneer who recognised that in the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man would be king.

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Why Do People Wear A Monocle?

Why Do People Wear A Monocle?

With the hipster revolution in full swing, you may have noticed the monocle is making a comeback too, but apart from being a fashion statement, why do people wear them?

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How Do Monocles Stay On Your Face?

How Do Monocles Stay On Your Face?

The monocle is designed to sit comfortably between the fleshy parts of the eyebrow and fleshy part of the lower eye socket above the cheekbone. The metal frame of the eyepiece has a protruding ledge called "The Gallery".  It is... View