Portrait of William S Burroughs by Charles Burns, date unknown.

Portrait of William S Burroughs by Charles Burns, date unknown.

The “Saberhagen” from General Eyewear’s I+OS series. handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate. Available to order in various colourways and sizes. (photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

The “Saberhagen” from General Eyewear’s I+OS series. handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate.
Available to order in various colourways and sizes.
(photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

General Eyewear’s hinterland: William S Burroughs at Compendium Bookshop, 234 Camden High Street October 1982 - Photo J.L. Baudron

General Eyewear’s hinterland: William S Burroughs at Compendium
Bookshop, 234 Camden High Street October 1982 - Photo J.L. Baudron

General Eyewear’s hinterland: punks in 1977 at the Strangler’s gig at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.  photograph by Sheila Rock.

General Eyewear’s hinterland: punks in 1977 at the Strangler’s gig at the Roundhouse,
Chalk Farm, London.  photograph by Sheila Rock.

Just up the road from General Eyewear on Chalk Farm Road, the Roundhouse was the venue for the historic American Independence Bicentenary Gig on 4th July 1976,  featuring The Flamin’ Groovies, Stranglers and the Ramones in their first ever London gig.

Just up the road from General Eyewear on Chalk Farm Road, the Roundhouse was the venue for the historic American Independence Bicentenary Gig on 4th July 1976, 
featuring The Flamin’ Groovies, Stranglers and the Ramones in their first ever London gig.

Ostrander frame from General Eyewear’s I+OS series.  handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate.  Available to order in various colourways and sizes. (photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

Ostrander frame from General Eyewear’s I+OS series.  handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate. 
Available to order in various colourways and sizes.
(photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

Ostrander frame from General Eyewear’s I+OS series.  handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate.  Available to order in various colourways and sizes. (photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

Ostrander frame from General Eyewear’s I+OS series.  handmade in England using vintage Italian acetate. 
Available to order in various colourways and sizes.
(photo courtesy of Joseph Piper and Discover Boutiques)

"Cruise Control," Arena Homme Plus, Spring Summer 2014, Ton Heukels photographed by Venetia Scott, styling by Poppy Kain,  linen trousers by Marc Jacobs,  leather buckle belt by the Wilde Ones,  aviator sunglasses from General Eyewear’s 790-995 series

"Cruise Control," Arena Homme Plus, Spring Summer 2014, Ton Heukels photographed by
Venetia Scott, styling by Poppy Kain,  linen trousers by Marc Jacobs,  leather buckle belt by
the Wilde Ones, 
aviator sunglasses from General Eyewear’s 790-995 series

Self Service Spring/Summer 2014 photography Venetia Scott, styling Poppy Kain, model Liu Wen, 1980s asymmetrical sunglasses from General Eyewear’s historical collection

Self Service Spring/Summer 2014 photography Venetia Scott, styling Poppy Kain, model Liu Wen,
1980s asymmetrical sunglasses from General Eyewear’s historical collection

The Artist’s Mother at the Table Photo by Alexander Rodchenko, 1928

The Artist’s Mother at the Table Photo by Alexander Rodchenko, 1928