In the over saturated market of luxury eyewear, it takes a lot to differentiate yourself from the rest of the crowd. That's why I've been so impressed with the incredible frames made by Rigards. Each pair goes through an incredible journey that went even deeper than I thought.
Rigards, from the French word "look" or "glance", craft their beautiful eyewear made out of natural horn. This material is biocompatible, lightweight and unique. Each pair has its own graining and color variations that are already embedded in to the material. Further, the horns used are byproducts of water buffalo that are responsibly reared on small farms in Africa. Each horn is handpicked for its quality and distinction. From there, each individual frame is hand made and polished by a skilled craftsman. This is a difficult process as the desired finish of the frames is matte and not a high shine (which just requires polish and a wheel). This adds yet another layer of variation to the already one of a kind frames.
The designs are influenced by the past but very modern with a bold and avant garde look. They are intended for fashion forward individuals who appreciate individuality and craftsmanship. These frames are no joke and this is an investment you will have for a lifetime as the natural horn will undergo its own aging process over time. They are also extremely comfortable with lower chance of irritation and come in European and Asian fits. If you're looking for truly unique and cutting edge eyewear, this is the brand for you. For more information and stockists please visit Regards.