Create a truly unique frame, handmade to order
Sure, grand gestures of an ascetic, new-fallen-snow life or passing your days in some fin de siècle, decadent fug are fine for light conversation at your wake, but the endless little fantasies of style you indulge in are the real markers of your idiosyncratic id.
And so, Cubitts Bespoke.
Our Bespoke services, explained
Create any existing Cubitts design, refit to your exact measurements with submillimetre precision.
Including a choice of over 130 colours of acetate, a custom inscription on the inside temple (from ‘Do What Thou Wilt’ to mathematical formulas, the Cubitts’ Workshop is the opposite of judgemental), and a monogrammed leather case.
Each frame is handmade to order in our King's Cross workshop over the course of 5-6 weeks.
Create a truly one of a kind frame. Whether you're looking to wear something that came to you in a dream, or nothing else has that certain special something that you want in your every day frame, Cubitts Bespoke+ is the service to create it.
Including a choice of over 300 colours of acetate, responsibly sourced buffalo horn, or custom materials; prescription lenses (and eye exam, should you need one), custom inscription on the inside temple, and monogrammed leather case.
This service starts at £625 and requires 2 consultations with our designer, before it is prototyped and handmade in our King's cross workshop over the course of 8-10 weeks.
To get in touch to book a consultation, click here.
Browse some of our recent Bespoke+ creations below.
A master of makeup, Val's three frames were made with the same high level of detail she employs in her craft. Her art contours and highlights all the beautiful features that make each face unique and the elegant.
Each frame has an exaggerated cateye and lamination on the lugs and bridge highlight this shape, our version of a makeup technique.
The temples take inspiration from her trusty pencil with lamination on the tips to resemble this. Vintage brass rivets form a 'V' and act as a functional hinge.
Topped off with Val's iconic catchphrase - Ding Dong.
A special frame for a self-professed spectacles enthusiast
We worked with Cynthia to create a frame as unique as she, featuring multiple laminations, gold hinges, screwed lenses, and pink gradient transition lenses.
Cynthia’s design takes inspiration from the natural world - coloured green and pink to reference a vibrant floral bloom, with a cloud and sun at the temple tip.
The bridge becomes a rainbow taking inspiration from Cynthia’s signature piercing. The words ‘a la poursuite du bonheur’ are engraved, aptly translated to ‘chasing happiness’.
Frames with a deadly beauty
"A Bespoke+ commission to create a frame based on the concept of an 'elegant gangster'. To produce the black hardware, we took inspiration from the custom car industry, applying a cerakote ceramic to the hinges and rivet pins. We then sculpted different level of thickness highlighting the classic rim shape.
We then sculpted different level of thickness highlighting the rim shape. The client's crest was laser etched and embedded into the temple tip, and a custom engraving was applied. The shape itself updates a 1930s round eye to create a graceful silhouette, complete with built-up pads, and gradient lens.
To be worn menacingly."
A frame for expression
Bold colours and a futuristic geometric shape. This Bespoke+ is composed of multiple laminations of acetate - Dayglo, Barbie, High Vis, and Traffic Cone with the white acetate adds a balance to the overall design of the frame. The unique temple shape starts at the bottom of the frame and angles up to fit over the ears. A briliant example of the posibilities with Cubitts Bespoke.
The simplest brief with the sweetest result
The simplest brief with the sweetest result: a heart-shaped pink frame, using our Dusty Pink acetate.
This frame features a heart-shaped bridge to complement the lenses, with recessed hearts to highlight the line of the heart shape and pink gems in the temples.
For the legend and Oscar winning British costume designer
Two graphic shapes, one oval and one cat eye, made out of Violet and Smoke Grey acetate repectively. Highly modern clean lines with a bumpless bridge. Temples inspired by the tracing wheel tool used in costume design with her signatures engraved.
A lesson in elegance
An elegant, oversized frame with a shape that is a bold hybrid between a cat eye and square front. Black and Azure Turtle acetates are featured with laminated temple tips. Brass rivets form the hinge pins and securing the frame together. A lesson in elegance.
A Bespoke+ with a hexagonal lens shape, and a rimless top with the lenses secured by screws. Made in Crystal acetate with a White Noise lamination on the temples, a highly angular frame with incredible precision.
An inspired brief executed to precision
@cynthiaerivo « I have an idea for something else pretty simple but fun and I have the idea exactly!! An all green exaggerated cat eye shape pair different greens bright, neon, translucent and solid. Thick frame, floral effect on the temples and tinted lenses »
This is how it’s started. See above how it ended up. 🌹
Inspired by a winning poker card in Las Vegas
We worked with Gary to design a bold, graphic and minimalist square frame inspired by his passion as a guitarist and a winning poker card in Las Vegas.
Created using acetate, this frame includes a poker card engrave and signature, with brass rivets and line engraves on the tips as a reference to his passion for guitar.
Frames fit for photography
Misan approached us looking for a pair of frames which wouldn't obstruct his field of vision for his photography work.
Using Embers acetate in matte, we developed a classic and elegant shape with wide lenses to maximise his peripheral field, wood lamination on the tips and a low bridge to ensure a good fit for his low crest.
A modern take on a sporting essential
We worked with Namibian cyclist Dan Craven to create a modern take on a sporting essential.
Using 3D printed acetate elements, this frame includes a unique magnet system to add clip on side shields, transitional lenses for all weather, crystal lamination at the base to give a clear peripheral view and a dropped bridge to allow Craven to peer over, reducing any interference to his race.
The outcome of this collaboration is in keeping with Craven's creative personality, style and his individuality within the sport, bearded and laid back - an everyday hero - in comparison to most pro racers.
A playful frame for our youngest bespoke customer
Cassius parents :
WOW !!!A MASSIVE MASSIVE ENORMOUS GIGANTIC THANK YOU!!!!
CASS looks utterly dreamy in his new Cubitts spectacles. Thank you really - you have both turned a slightly daunting prospect into a super fun project and now Cass feels mega special and loves wearing his gorgeous specs !
Romain you were so gentle and patient with Cass - you have formed a firm friendship with your new biggest fan. 🤛🏻 Please thank everyone involved in these perfect little specs x
Tom, you’re a total legend for doing this for us. We owe you one.
From student to master
Having done multiple frame making classes with Cubitts, Tara took the next step and ordered her first Bespoke+ frame.
An exagerated cat eye frame featuring graphic elements, unexpected, contrasting curves. The key hole bridge is composed of straight lines with the intention of cutting the lens to allow for a gap in the top corner.
Asymetric temple tips add to this frames creativity with one pointed and one with a red circle. The engraving features a plane and a camera, referencing Tara's passions of travelling and photography. Her third one apparently is eyewear.
A frame which balances soft and bold
Crafted in our Dune Bespoke colour with a high polish finish. This panto frame features a graphic key hole and ultra rounded edges which add softness to the striking boldness of the frame. A physical representation of the temple inscription, 'Strikes and Gutters'.
Dr Ent Stanley
A sweet tooth for spectacles
Stanley came to us with a brief inspired by cola bottles. The frame's matted finish and multiple laminations on the lugs and temples achieve the colour fade as seen on this iconic sweet. And just like the original pic 'n mix sweet, it's not great for your teeth when eaten.
Dr Ent Stanley
An ode to angles
A highly angular frame resulting in our most geometric Bespoke+ ever made. Featuring metal nosepads, lenses secured by screws, a matted crystal front, and a rimless upper. Highly surgical.
Perfectly fitted with 3D mapping technology
Having never been able to find a pair of frames which fit her, we worked with Yael Berger to create bespoke spectacles which fitted her unique facial features.
Using our 3D facial scanning technology, we created a bespoke take on our classic frame Herbrand, in the colour kaleidoscope.
A modern cat eye with triple lamination in Racing Green, Autumn Leave and Crimson. Compllimented with green graident lenses. Look closely and you'll read ‘súil eile’, Irish for ‘another perspective’.
Dustin & Adam
A Winged Victory For the Sullen
A diptych of bespoke frame for A Winged Victory for the Sullen To mark the release of their new album, Invisible Cities, we created two sunglasses for critically acclaimed composers, A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Inspiration is taken from Adam's pendant and reflected on the temple engraving and brownline of the silhouette. The heights of the temples are 13mm, carefully referencing the 13 songs of the album, with the palette reflecting the artwork of Davy Evans
A frame to be worn at the olympics, aswell as at the ceremony.
Elegant and sporty glasses featuring crystal acetate and a quadra lens shape secured by screws. A flat top browline gives a bold and architectural look to the silhouette of the frame. Engraved in silver, the inscription sits on the outside of the temples reading, 'Picasso Baby' and 'Moins par moins donne plus'. One for our French friends to figure out.
When music meet eyewear
A colourful frame for DJ Gary Smith featuring two acetate tones achieved through lamination.
Constellation on top with a Burgundy bottom and temple tips to match. The floating lens design adds to the ethereality of these frames with the lenses held in place by the frame structure and shape.
Frames that champion individuality and family
Working with Jack Guinness (yes, of the famed Guinness family) our workshop created something that truly represented Jack.
Bold and elegant, these black acetate frames are detailed with gold plated hinges and sturdy brass rivets. The chamfer on the top of the frame references the toucan beak of vintage Guinness adverts and the temples feature the globally known Guinness harp logo.
These frames stay true to Jack individuality whilst celebrating his heritage.
A formula of sharpness
Oversized and statement, we've created that black acetate Bespoke frame featuring very angular and sharp features all over. As a personal details, we've engraved the game theory formula from his PDH dissertation engraved on the sides.
Acetate designed like jewelry
Glamorous and elegant combination frame, featuring a round lens, brass rivets and ornamental pointy curve details on the lugs and the bridge. Handcrafted out of a black acetate rim, we've attached a metal bridge and Beta Titanium temples, both gold plated. A classic revisited to bring uniqueness.
Beauty at the service of practicality
Out of nowhere, my optic nerves became damaged, to the point where I can no longer read or walk unaided.
Losing your sight is devastating, for so many reasons; I felt it most acutely in my personal style. I’ve had to stop dressmaking, and lost the ability to fashion my hair and makeup as before. My eyes are sensitive to light, so wearing sunglasses is a must. But, the options available were practical rather than pleasing.
I was so glad to work with Romain and design frames that were both. The sinuous exaggerated cat’s eye is highlighted by radiating lines of inlaid brass. Shields following the contours of my face block light from all sides while being invisible from the front. I am beyond happy that my new sunglasses keep my mid-century aesthetic alive. And with time, I’ve recovered some of my old skill.
Thank you Cubitts.
As Elton John once said, ‘what the hell is wrong with expressing yourself’. We couldn’t agree more. In tribute to the man himself, two frames inspired by iconic Elton frames.
Using complementing techniques including lamination, sculpting and crochet, a recreation of a classic. Crafted out of bold, green acetate with an additional acetate lip along the top of the frame. A shield, to secure a hand crocheted awning.
A space age, oversized frame. Crafted out of white acetate, this pilot style features three lenses, combining an apricot and pink tint alongside thick, paddle temples.
Glasses to go after Vecna
A pair of sensory deprivation frames inspired by Stranger Things. Perfect for practising your telekinetic abilities. Or retreating into your inner world. Or just for surprising the pizza delivery boy.