From the category Rare Professions, we give you: the umbellarius! We know, it sounds a bit like a Harry Potter spell. But it's just a fancy word for Schirmmacher («Umbrella Maker»). Given the general and well-known qualities of Swiss summers, one would think that Umbrella Maker would be one of the most common occupations in this country. But hey, mass production and all, it's been a few hundred years. So it's all the nicer to get hold of a model that actually stands out, just like these panto-shaped glasses. And, since being an umbrella maker actually meant working in fine wood craftsmanship, we've even incorporated a thin layer of wood into the temples.
For lovers of delicate shapes and urban trendsetters alike, the «hybrid» acetate models combine the best qualities of their various components. The front is made from beautifully patterned Italian acetate, the temples have been carved from richly textured wood or they are made from metal, often with subtle micro-engravings. The best of both worlds, with a keen eye for trendsetting and a soft spot for people on a tight budget.
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