Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Time for some style!

Hi there,
It was London fashion week last week and I was excited to see that The Times had some fabulous sunglasses on their front page by Brazilian designer Mariana Jungmann.

cool spex!

They would cause a stir on the school run! I love the roses and the detailing. Apparently she's really inspired by lace. Not sure about the patterns on the forehead though...

Talking of style, we are hoping to meet up with our friend Bunny Hooper, the epitome of elegance  at the North  Norfolk Railway 1940's weekend.

But not as cool as Bunny!

We will be selling our glasses and have a good range of 1940's spectacles including some hard to come by larger frames for those of us fortunate enough not to have to subsist on war time fare of bread and hope. We look forward to seeing you there and hope for some fun in the sun.
TTFN
Mrs Deadman


Monday, 11 August 2014

Ooh La la at Deadmen's Spex


Hi there

Well, we had a good time in Heydon at the Little Vintage Lover Fair. Deadman Junior is following the family tradition and enjoyed setting out the stall and chatting to customers.



We also let him loose with the camera; all today's photos are taken by Deadman Junior, our new official photographer.
A bright selection of stalls.
He wasn't the only cameraman around, Mustard TV were filming for a programme called 'A Taste of Norfolk' which will air in early Autumn.


Some of our wares

As usual, the fair was busy and  the weather was wonderful. It was nice to meet new customers and see familiar faces.
Deadman enjoying a well earned drink.
At Deadmen's Towers, parcels are a common occurrence, we are on first name terms with our postman and all the local delivery drivers, today we had a special one. It came from France and was full of goodies; round eye frames, pince nez, lenses and even a French testing kit. There are some great round eye frames and a gold pince nez, which is very unusual. Look out for them on the website.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Friday, 25 July 2014

Dead Men's Spex makes an appearance!

Hi There
Uh oh, it's been a while since I've blogged. I hope you are enjoying the summer; Deadman junior is making the most of no school and I managed to beat him to the computer!

On Sunday August 3rd we will be heading off a few miles down the road for a Little Vintage Lover Fair  in the beautiful village of Heydon in North Norfolk. We're hoping for a lovely day, last year we had glorious weather and were very busy.

Fabric glasses cases

We will have a wide selection of vintage frames and sunglasses including some from the 1970s and 80s. Dead man is busy buffing up frames and I'm busy filling the display boxes and sticking labels on bags. We are looking forward to meeting friends and customers old and new.

A selection of 70s and 80s frames 


We hope to see you there
TTFN Mrs Deadman.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Dead Men's Spex gets all dramatic!

Hi there
One of the good things about selling vintage items is that we sometimes supply T.V programmes and theatres with period eyewear. Presently on TV, Julian Rhind Tutt can be seen cutting a dash in his monocle and ribbon. He plays Gally Threepwood; Clarence's rascal of a brother in BBC1's production of Blandings set in 1929 and based upon P.G Wodehouse's novel of the same name.
Gally lounging elegantly in his monocle

We then move to 1960's Oxford in Series 2 of Endeavour the ITV prequal of Morse on Sunday 30th March. Look out for the character who breaks his glasses..
Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse

Dead Men's Spex is also currently treading the boards at London's Garrick Theatre in their production of the 1950's court room drama 'Twelve Angry Men'  by Reginald Rose. 
Martin Shaw with other cast members in Twelve Angry Men


It is always fun looking out for our glasses; it's like playing our own version of Where's Wally ! 
Where's Dead Man?


TTFN 
Mrs Dead Man

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Upcycling in style at Dead Men's Spex

Hi there
Uh oh,  sorry! I confess; I have been very lax on the writing front. Over the winter Dead Man has expanded his skill set into crafting and has knocked out several scarves and a fab hat complete with megga bobble. He is now in the process of making me a shawl which at the moment bears an uncanny resemblance to a pair of frilly knickers!
Cosy hat
Here at Dead Men's Spex we do like a bit of recycling and upcycling and Dead Man  has re used materials in some of his projects. Dead Man Junior's had a new mat woven out of a load of old jeans and some of the scarves were from recycled t shirts and skirts. It doesn't do to sit still for too long in or house or you might be made into something!

We sell Spexlaces which are made from old frame fronts and were thinking of what else we could do with glasses.


We looked online and found a great site called ReFab Diaries that had loads of great suggestions. How about brooches from lenses or frames from frames?

Photo Frames 

Brooches from lenses 

Sunnies Lamp

So watch this space you never know what we'll be making next!

See you later.
Mrs Dead Man

Sunday, 17 November 2013

We're in Clover here at Dead Men's Spex!

Hi There

Here at Deadmen's Spex we currently have some great spectacle frames from Dolabany (the company who supplies us with our Tart Arnel replica- think Johnny Depp.) They are called Clover and are modern replicas of 1930's and 40's tortoiseshell frames.

Clover frame


Like a true 1940's frame all the joints are fully pinned and not heat inserted and the colouring is true to genuine marine shell frames of that period. Being a reproduction they are larger than many period frames, thus suitable for the modern wearer. They are great for reenactors and are strong and durable enough for every day wear.

TTFN

Mrs Deadman

Friday, 18 October 2013

Dead Men's Spex admire mermaids and kissing fish

Hi there
Wow, where has the time gone? Since I last wrote we have been to two shows; Sheringham and Hemsby. We had fantastic weather at Sheringham and Deadman even got sunburn!

A view at Holt Station 

We've also had some deliveries recently; the most exciting was a shipment from Best Image in America which included a wonderful selection of cocktail glasses. These are copies of original 1950's designs. They are fabulous darlings, but my favourite has to be the kissing fish!
Athena

Mermaids
Kissing Fish



TTFN Mrs Deadman