With the Masons: New Curry & Paxton Shades

While we’re sure that you are very familiar with the Yvan frames from Curry & Paxton, which were a firm-favourite of Sir Michael Caine throughout the 1960s, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of a handful of new models for the spring/summer season.

From understated round frames that aren’t short of character to bolder options that you can make a statement with, we’re more than confident that there’s something for you in this collection. 

From left to right: David Mason, Ryan Chua, Elliot Mason and Ivan Groven. 

Rather than simply putting them in front of you, though, we thought we’d pay homage to, and play a twist on, the moody artwork of The Beatle’s second studio album, ‘With the Beatles’ (1963). Shot by Robert Freeman, the album cover was at the time profoundly different to The Beatle’s competitors, most of whom jumped on the bandwagon of pop culture-inspired imagery, which was, of course, the prevailing art movement at the time. Instead, Freeman’s creation created intrigue and a desire to know more. It was, without doubt, a seminal cover. 

The Beatles' second studio album was eponymously titled 'With the Beatles'. It was released in November 1963 and featured the chart-topping track 'All My Loving'. 

In place of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – who leased our home at 34 Montagu Square in 1965 and later sublet it to Lennon –  we have our very own band of sorts, Messrs David Mason, Elliot Mason, Ryan Chua and Ivan Groven, all of whom pull the intercontinental strings here at Mason & Sons and have the new collection resting upon their noses. 

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the steps of 34 Montagu Square circa 1965. 

David is wearing the Paul model in vintage tortoiseshell acetate. They have a decidedly old-school charm about them, with big and wide frames that cover much of one's face.

Curry & Paxton "Paul" in Vintage Tortoiseshell

Ryan, who leads all things Mason & Sons in Houston, Texas, is wearing the Alex model in a delicious honey-hued striped acetate. The frames are classical, with round lenses and a keyhole bridge, but don’t lack character. 

Curry & Paxton "Alex" in Honey Striped Acetate

Elliot is wearing the Charlie model in a rich coffee-toned acetate. They’re bold with rectangle-shaped frames that are well-proportioned and balanced. 

Curry & Paxton "Charlie" in Coffee Acetate

Ivan is also wearing the ultra-classic Alex model, but with optical lenses and clip-on shades which have a blue gradient tone. 

Curry & Paxton "Alex" with Blue Gradient Clip-On

All of the frames are accented on the earpieces with the signature three-dot logo of Curry & Paxton, which is a mark of quality and a reminder of the brand's prestigious history in the manufacturing of eyewear. 

So, seeing as the leaves outside will soon be regaining their wonderful spectrum of colour and the sun will be here to stay, we invite you to explore the new collection and get ahead on the warmer seasons.  

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