|Les Fils d'Aimé Lamy
|Acetate, club temples
When you first look at this frame, with its feline lines dangerously flirting with cliché, it can be hard to believe it's more than 50 years old. But beware, you’re facing the cat-eye OG, or at least one of them. Most of the last decades’s feminine frames have copied its arrow and pointed shape. What make this one particularly special is its horizontality, the massive temples and the electric color.
Archive: Jobez hotel, acquired in 1849 by Pierre-Hyacinthe Lamy, founder of Lamy et Lacroix, the first company to industrialize the manufacture of glasses in Morez. Dissolved in 1881, it was replaced by the smaller business Les Fils d'Aimé Lamy, which sold handcrafted glasses, but not their own. At the end of World War II, they started producing themselves under the Fidela brand.