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The “King of Cool” makes a return to the big screen tomorrow night in “The Thomas Crown Affair” — the latest of eleven classic films Urban Optiques is sponsoring during the “Movies at the Marquis Classic Film Series” at the historic Marquis Theatre in downtown Northville.
For generations who don’t know who Steve McQueen is, we’ll fill you in quickly.
But before we do this, check out these great clips from The Thomas Crown Affair, showing tomorrow night at the Marquis Theatre:
McQueen’s life had all of the marks of either a disaster or a major success story.
His father was a barnstorming stunt pilot and his mother was young, rebellious, alcoholic. McQueen’s mom left him at the doorstep of his grandparents, and for much of his youth, he bounced between stability and chaos. Eventually he wound up in a reform school, where he straightened up his act, became a leader and eventually moved on to take acting lessons.
One of the designers who caught our eye was Paris-based Francis Klein.
There are a few of reasons why we are considering adding Francis Klein to our existing eyewear collection at Urban Optiques:
First, they just make beautiful, retro-inspired eyewear that’s hand-made in Paris.
Their frames — both optical and sun — are amazing works of art made by people who are passionate about creating unique, one-of-a-kind eyewear.
Second, no one in Michigan is carrying eyewear from this little French treasure (at least as far as we know), which makes them an even better fit for our buying philosophy.
Third, we love working with independent companies that haven’t diluted their brand or product through some giant corporate distribution network. Like L’Amy (the distributor of our Lanvin-Paris and Chloé frames) and Lafont-Paris, they are a joy to work with since they don’t have some giant company making the decisions from a disconnected boardroom. These are people who get what we do and will not compromise on quality, style or service.
It’s something we really appreciate around Urban Optiques, because it’s the essence of who we are and what we stand for.
So check out some of Francis Klein’s eyeglasses and suns and tell us what you think:
It’s easy just to stock the same run-of-the-mill frames and brands that the chains carry, in the same predictable shapes, colors, materials and lenses.
If that’s what you truly want, you can always visit www.costco.com or www.pearlevision.com (yes, believe it or not, we’re comfortable enough that you’ll eventually choose us that we’ll actually send you to our competitors’ websites to compare.)
But we’ve quickly realized that our clients and patients expect something different.
They want the new, the stylish, the fashionable, the unusual — and sometimes — the cutting edge.
That’s why they’ll drive from as far away as Ohio (yes, they really do) or Grosse Pointe to find their perfect eyewear in downtown Northville.
Which brings me to our new ProDesign | Denmark Tints Collection.
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