As much as we love eyewear, it is more of an extension of our love for design & fashion. Here is a small selection of culture we are inspired by.
We Won't Turn A Blind Eye to Racism & Injustice.
Black Optical stands in solidarity with the Black Community. Inclusion has been a core tenant of our business since opening in 2007 and now more than ever we remain committed to supporting the people and communities we serve especially our black community members, customers and friends.
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"You shouldn’t have to sacrifice fashion or technology with active eyewear...
"Whether you’re going for a run or enjoying a day outside in the sun, KREWE ACTIVE sunglasses are designed with the same modern style that people love and expect from KREWE, all with a sport-ready construction and active-focused features, making them lighter with more grip and durable enough for any activity."
-Stirling Barrett, founder/creative director KREWE EYEWEAR
PHOTOGRAPHY & ART DIRECTION- Mark Borthwick
WORDS & EYEGLASSES - Mykita
"Remember a place of just being. Remember passion. Remember joy. Remember beauty, thought and pleasure. Remember love".
"One Morning Spring Awakened and Imagined Itself"
PATRON MAGAZINE - April 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATIONS by GEOF KERN
CREATIVE DIRECTION by ELAINE RAFFEL
SET STYLING by NELLY ADHAM
SUNGLASSES PROVIDED by BLACK OPTICAL
Experince the world of Kuboraum at Black Optical -
Tulsa / Dallas / Oklahoma City.
Kuboraum Eyewear is the creative project founded by Livio Garziottin and Sergio Eusebi. Finding inspiration in organic, concrete, and monumental forms, each pair is hand carved, burned, embelished into a wearble scultpture that resembles Brutalist architecture more than a standard pair of eyeglasses. David Lynch, Oprah, & Lady Gaga, among other notables, are known to be fans of the designers.
Black and Barrett’s unique friendship stemmed from an appreciation for design, culture, and of course – eyewear.
This collaboration of ideas between friends has turned into a full fledged signature collection, complete with an array of mid century frames perfect for any vintage lover.
Leading optical industry magazine InVision chose Black Optical Dallas among the 10 Finest Optical Retailers in America. Gary sat down with the magazine to talk design, philosphy, what it means to be a retailer in the digital age, and why Dallas is the best market for an Oklahoman to expand. Read an except after the jump, read the full interview at Invision Magazine.
Sabahs, an original shoe based on a traditional shoemaking method.
Celebrated for their quality, comfort and unique look, travels the world selling Sabahs, one pair at a time. Black Optial Tulsa is hosting a two day residency with the Dallas, TX based shoe designer.
Shop Sabah - Nov 17/18th 10am-6pm After Hours Social - Nov 17th 5-9pm
Just minutes from the Black Optical showroom in Newport Beach, California, SALT. Optics HQ is tucked away among industrial warehouses and garages. When entering the offices, one is immediately struck by the friendly, laid-back atmosphere. SALT., acronym for Sea, Air, Land, Timeless, is committed to creating quality eyewear with an effortless sensibility and a timeless aesthetic.
MEET DAVID ROSE, SALT. OPTICS HEAD DESIGNER: