Born from a deep desire to bring excitement to eyewear, Kirk & Kirk is a brand filled with provocative features and paradoxes. The manufacturer pays homage to its centennial history, while staying up to date with latest technologies and trends in the optical world. At its core, Kirk & Kirk is a company run by a family with optical passion flowing through their veins and integrity and pride in every piece they create. Staying true to their values, the brand designs and manufactures their frames the same way they do everything – with meticulous attention to detail. Each pair of glasses is made by hand in France, drawing inspiration from mid-century glass and jewelry.
Despite a chunky and bold appearance, Kirk & Kirk eyewear weighs next to nothing and is super comfortable to wear. Every design is a bursting, vibrant celebration of emotion and color; a bold expression of style in ultra-bright acrylic. The brand is recognized for its unique color statements with an amazing array of selections and varying translucency. No wonder that Kirk & Kirk glasses are enjoyed by celebrities around the world, from Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Sullivan to Young Thug and Richard Ayoade. The brand can also boast of multiple nominations from international eyewear design awards and has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian.
To create standout glasses for the most dauntless and audacious personalities, Kirk & Kirk utilizes their signature Italian acrylic that you cannot find anywhere else. Decades of honing skills, design, and iterations have equipped the manufacturer with undeniable dominance in using acrylic, which is an exceptionally durable but lightweight material that won’t lose adjustment or stretch over time. The brand has not only succeeded in ensuring an optimal functional operation of acrylic, but it has also advanced in creating a unique color palette that you will hardly find in traditional eyewear. Available at an array of head-turning hues, Kirk & Kirk frames allow for complete creative freedom.
Another groundbreaking feature that makes Kirk & Kirk glasses stand out from the rest is utilizing a top-of-the-line German five-barreled hinge design that amplifies the strength of the frame’s construction. There are no reinforcing wires in the temples; the frame holds its shape and stays comfortable forever. Also, every pair of spectacles comes with integrated nose pads that cushion and help in the even distribution of weight across the bridge. True to their roots, all glasses are crafted by hand from start to finish in an integrated factory in France with a rigorous in-person quality check by the owner Jason Kirk himself.
Every brand has its philosophy and core values that drive decisions and empowers it to lead. For Kirk & Kirk, that core driver is family. The Kirk family has been pioneers in optics since two brothers, Percy and Sidney Kirk, converted an old sewing machine into a working lens cutter. In 1919, they established Kirk Brothers and opened their first workshops in London. Three generations later, Karen and Jason Kirk, the grandson of Sidney Kirk, founded Kirk & Kirk on these strong foundations and continued an optical adventure that has spanned more than a century, resulting in unique and innovative eyewear pieces. The husband-and-wife collaboration debuted in 1992 when they founded Kirk Originals, their initial eyewear company.
Inspired by their family legacy and a deep desire to create authentic frames, Jason and Karen started Kirk & Kirk as a line to innovate and amaze. It was a great success, with their opulent glasses now sold in more than 40 countries around the globe. Jason and Karen Kirk are ardent believers and dedicated innovators, committed to making the best frames possible in the industry. We, at EuroOptica, are very pleased and proud to be an authorized distributor for one-of-a-kind Kirk & Kirk sunglasses and optical frames in Manhattan, New York. We’re waiting for you at 280 Columbus Ave (corner of W 73rd St) to show you all the beautiful pieces we got in.