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From the Vault: A Very Special Vintage Eyewear Event

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Epic Vintage Eyewear Event

Due to overwhelming demand, Dan will be releasing a selection of his rare and vintage eyewear collected from around the world and over the years, to the public, for the very first time.

And so, we invite you to join us in a celebration of the art of eyewear and fashion history from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

“There are hundreds of frames that we’ll be looking to place into loving, stylish new homes,” Dan says, bittersweet.

When: February 1-3
Where: Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook | West Third Street.
8358 West Third St. 323.658.6181

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Who’s who: Notable Designers from the History of Eyewear

Vintage eyewear include designers Oleg Cassini, Cazal, LaFont, Robert La Roche, Emmanuelle Khahn, Laura Biogitti, Valentino, Ted Lapidus, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alain Mikli, Silhouette, Optical Affairs Christian Roth, Anne Klein, Liz Claiborne, Persol, Versace, Ray-Ban and more.

Sale items reflect a range of styles from the decades like small circles from the 60s, classic aviators, rimless, and oversized disco styles from the 70s; python-trimmed sunglasses from the 80s’s.

Dan wouldn’t say goodbye to his babies without a proper farewell. He will be on hand to dispense fashion advice, make adjustments, and help find the perfect fit for every face.

“This really is a can’t-miss event,” he says. “These are unique, irreplaceable gems…one of a kind pieces that–once they sell–will be gone forever.”

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My advice? Shop nowhere else: A review by Mark Lawrence Miller

We love getting notes of appreciation.  We recently received an email from screenwriter Mark Lawrence Miller about a certain frame that he had been looking for and how he got it:

The knock on Hollywood (and more specifically its Entertainment Industry) is that our professional dreamers and the VIP executives they answer to still seem to forget the most basic tenet of professional honor – Say what you mean, and mean what you say.  Hey, I understand, people become jaded, burned out and begin feeling that searching for someone to trust is like trying to find a grain of salt in a bag of sugar..  If you need a real favor, well hell, turns out it’s not what you know, but who you know.

And then something amazing happens.  You meet a gentleman like Dan Deutsch.  Artist and optician.  Eyewear designer and friend to all, no matter their station in life.  A proprietor whose business style is simple yet classy.  Old school.  Tell him what you want and he’ll find it.  And then he’ll show you an array of frames better suited for your individual face and complexion and you’ll love ’em.  He’ll tell you why you should always want more for yourself.  That you deserve to own something special you’ll be wearing on your precious face to look cool.  He’ll grab a pair that better suits you and he’ll be right.  He should be running a studio.

A veteran screenwriter, I brought Dan a Titanic sized task.  I desperately wanted to gift an A-List actor I was working with a pair of sunglasses (Persol’s Special Edition Havana’s) – rare sunglasses so truly on fashion fire even the designer-manufacturers themselves couldn’t get them.  Four months of tenacious, worldwide searching had beaten me down. I’d given up.  This star would have to go without them.

Except that Dan found them and delivered them within twenty-four hours.

Couture eyewear is as important an accessory to the movers and shakers of our vanity conscious town as their killer suits or take-me-serious knockout dresses.  The right glasses should be an extension of the very persona you want people to appreciate.   I get calls from Milan and Tokyo now from those who want Dan to be their go-to guy.

Do yourselves a favor.  Ride over to one his boutiques and allow Dan and his thirty years of expertise make you happier than you’ve ever been to buy a pair of glasses.  I cannot think of a set of fabulous frames that Dan doesn’t carry.  And if he doesn’t have them on-hand – he’ll get them for you. That’s a promise. Because that’s the man he is.  Clients and customers come first.  My advice? Shop nowhere else…




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Steve McQueen

It seems like just yesterday that Steve McQueen was in the shop. When he would come in, always in T-shirt and jeans, Allie MacGraw used to sit on the floor and ogle him – one of world’s sexiest leading men. And despite his reputation as a Hollywood rebel and highest paid actors in the world, he was always extremely courteous.

Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw


Steve McQueen wearing his Persol 714 SunglassesA few years back, the Persol sunglasses he wore in the Thomas Crown affair sold for $70,200 at auction.  And Persol has recently honored his legacy, commemorating that same model 714 with the blue lenses that he liked to wear.  The design of the 714 has changed only slightly over time, now a slightly more forgiving shape than the ones that McQueen originally wore.

Steve McQueen in Persol Sunglasses

It’s refreshing to see the value of eyewear recognized, when too often it is taken for granted.  The benefit that a great frame and a great personality can contribute to each other can be priceless.