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: 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)

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

1960s round sunglasses in pearlescent acetate,  handmade in France,  from General Eyewear’s historical collection

1960s round sunglasses in pearlescent acetate,  handmade in France,  from General Eyewear’s historical collection

Georgette Magritte, photo by by Lothar Wolleh. Brussels, 1967

Georgette Magritte, photo by by Lothar Wolleh. Brussels, 1967