Taylor Morris & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has teamed up with eyewear manufacturer Taylor Morris to give away three pairs or Raleigh sunglasses, in order to enter, answer the following question and send the answer to info@imagazineuk.com. Question – ”Which British Monarch granted Walter Raleigh his royal charter in the 16th century”. It would help your chances if you also followed @IMAGAZINE_UK on Twitter.

”This year Taylor Morris Eyewear turns 5 years old. It’s with great excitement that we reach this mile stone. Casting our minds back to our founding principles, we are delighted to say they still hold true today. We founded the brand to personify the best of British design. Blending sartorial elegance, an authentically rebellious rock and roll bohemianism and touch of timeless Hollywood glamour. As best friends we shared a similar aesthetic appreciation but also a huge passion for eyewear.

It was the problem of our inability to find what we wanted on the market which drove us to launch Taylor Morris. We both greatly revered the style of late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s where iconic stars of stage and screen such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Steve McQueen and Princes Grace of Monaco took sunglasses beyond an object of function to protect their eyes into one that communicated style and personality. Many of our designs today are based off frames we have seen them wearing in old photographs.

We decided to start the brand over a rosé fuelled lunch in Ibiza when we concluded that we would devote our lives through honesty, loyalty and generosity to one and other in the form of creating the quintessential eyewear brand. In the time that has elapsed since that fateful Summer’s day we have grown Taylor Morris into a globally recognised brand which has a pure commitment to creating the highest possible quality frames with defined timeless style and enduring appeal. We have no greater pleasure in life than seeing our frames on your beautiful faces. With Love, as always” – Hugo and Charlie

The Raleigh

Named after the British adventurer/pirate, Sir Walter Raleigh, this frame communicates subtlety, refinement and a touch of individuality. Many of our customers want something away from the ordinary but within the confinements of accepted social decorum. The Raleigh is effortlessly stylish and expertly constructed using the finest Italian acetate, Mazzucchelli1849, and polarised lenses. Within our first collection, we had a traditional rectangular frame shape which we have built upon and adapted to make the Raleigh. The now retired ‘Saratoga’ has been relaunched with thinned out arms, flat lenses and a shaved down nose bridge.

The frame is overall more refined and considered, in line with our company ethos of continual improvement. As with art and architecture over the course of history, each generation makes small changes in the pursuit of perfection. It is this spirit of classicism and pastiche which define the Raleigh’s story. Rectangular sunglasses have long had their admirers and advocates. We have looked toward the eponymous style and unmistakable iconic cool of historical figures such as JFK and Sammy Davis Jr. From here we have modernised the shape considering every millimetre of the frame to ensure its sleek and subtle appearance. The collection of designer square-framed sunglasses involves a variety of tortoiseshell acetates with polarised lenses.

·         Handmade Olive Green Acetate

·         Blue Grey polarised CR39 lens with anti-reflective coating

·         Dark gunmetal detailing