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Curry & Paxton Sean and Yvan sunglasses back in stock

12 April, 2017

The Curry & Paxton sunglasses collection based on style icons, including the frames worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball (1965), are back in stock at Mason & Sons.

curry paxton sean connery thunderball sunglasses

Curry & Paxton 'Sean' sunglasses (click to enlarge)

Both the Sean and Michael Caine inspired "Yvan" frames sold out quickly during the introduction of the collection last year. Now both these frames are available again.

About Curry & Paxton
British optical specialists Curry & Paxton first made precision lenses and ophthalmic instruments during the Victorian age and fast became one of the most respected names in their field.

Michael CaineIn the 1960s, Curry & Paxton provided eyewear to famous customers, including Sir Michael Caine. The style of sunglasses worn by Caine, for example in The Italian Job (1969) and the 1965 classic Harry Palmer film The Ipcress File, became a part of his iconography. Sunglasses are even mentioned in that film, when Harry Palmer is asked by Courtney, a beautiful woman with whom he works, if he always wears them. "Yes, except in bed," replies Palmer, to which she pointedly removes them.

Today Curry & Paxton have returned, offering a fully bespoke service, with custom high-grade cellulose optical frames from world-renowned Italian manufacturer Mazzucchelli, and prescription lenses. To celebrate the relaunch of the company, Curry & Paxton are also offering a Ready-to-Wear sunglasses collection, exclusive to Mason & Sons, inspired by classic frames worn by some of the greatest icons of the 20th century, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, James Dean, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Robert Redford.

Sean ConnerySean Connery's sunglasses in Thunderball
The Curry & Paxton Sean model is the result of painstaking research and investigation and have been recreated from an original, vintage pair of sunglasses, identical to those worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball. These wayfarer-style sunglasses are the closest model you can get to the originals.

Curry Paxton Sean Sunglasses

Curry & Paxton Sean sunglasses

Shop now at Curry & Paxton (£229 / $296)

Michael Caine's inconic frames
The Curry & Paxton Yvan, inspired by Michael Caine's sunglasses worn in The Italian Job and Harry Palmer films.

Curry Paxton Yvan michael caine sunglasses

Curry & Paxton Yvan

Shop now at Curry & Paxton (£229 / $296)

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