Established in 2010, Garrett Leight California Optical
(GLCO) focuses on creating contemporary classics with timeless designs and by
sourcing the highest quality component materials. As a child of the founders of
eminent sunglasses purveyors Oliver Peoples, Garrett was brought up in the
forefront of the optical industry; taking part in the daily operations at a
young age. Born out of Venice Beach, California, the creator and the brand both
share heavy inspirations from the beachfront community. Influenced by the
characters that frequent Venice Beach the frames are created with a combination
of “beauty, youth, art, fashion, photography, music, architecture, and design”.
The Venice Beach culture is reflected in the core branding, with models named after a local street and hardware engraved with the neighborhood’s zip code “90291
VC/CA”. In the pursuit of quality the components for each frame consists of
custom or vintage acetate from Italy or Japan; German
hardware; and premier lenses from Italy, Japan, or New York 1950’s to 60’s dead
stock. GLCO offers classic aesthetics in the best quality materials at
reasonable price points.