Hungarian-American designer Zachary Tipton created his first glasses in ’98, when he just couldn’t find anything to his liking. He then made a couple more for his closest friends using vinyl from his dad’s precious collection, trying to bring his designs to perfection. He launched Tipton Eyeworks in Budapest in 2004 together with his brother, and they presented their first collection of glasses made from vinyl and cellulose acetate, Vinylize. They soon came up with another concept and launched their second collection, Cinématique, a series of glasses decorated with 16-35mm frames from films on the sides. Today, Tipton is an internationally acclaimed brand that has sold glasses to Elton John, Robbie Williams and Quentin Tarantino. Tipton’s creative and characteristic glasses are generally black, but there are a few transparent frames as well. They are not the cheapest option, but serve as trustworthy spectacles for several years.

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