Since 2015, Eric Dickstein, founder of Vancouver eyewear boutique Durant Sessions, has made a selection of the world’s best glasses available to his clientele. As of this autumn, Dickstein is introducing his own line, Dutil (stylized “dutil.” and also the name of Dickstein’s preexisting denim shop) into the mix—debuting 10 unisex designs in five colourways, available with lenses in a range of custom tints, as well as mirrored and polarized options.
“I wanted to take what I’ve learned about premium eyewear, and I wanted to take my design sensibilities, and sort of mix them together to create our brand,” says Dickstein, who honed his aesthetic and skills over a 21-year career with luxury eyewear line Oliver Peoples.
Dickstein incorporated contemporary nuances into each frame, for instance, the Dutil logo (a compass representing meaningful direction) is integrated subtly into the filigree of his glasses. Acetate frames come with easily-adjustable titanium nose pads, and all frames are tailored for universal fit, meaning they sit well on any bridge.
Dutil eyewear is crafted by artisans in the town of Sabae, Japan, known for producing the world’s top shelf eyewear lines—from Thom Browne, to premium Oliver Peoples, to century-old company Eyevan 7285—and will be sold at Durant Sessions and Eyes on Burrard in Vancouver, Alain Assedo in Montreal, and Rapp Optical in Toronto.
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