Silver Lining: An eyewear historian and a certified optician who’ve long provided rare Japanese frames in SoHo—but now, they’re making their own line.
Kajal: A Londoner with a telepathic insight into what your face needs—especially if it needs one-of-a-kind vintage shades from the 1970s.
The Takeaway: Prescription-wise, Silver Lining wins with science. But if you’re already at 20/20, it’s hard to turn down a British accent.
Silver Lining: Simple, but with an unspoken edge. The sort of things Clark Kent wears to the Hamptons.
Kajal: A huge spectrum, from classic John Lennon–style frames to ski-goggle-ish Carrera aviators.
The Takeaway: “One of a kind” is a hard card to beat. Lucky for you, they’re both holding that card.
Silver Lining: Seven frames. Five color options. Sunglasses or opticals. You build it, they make it.
Kajal: Over 108 pairs spanning everything from Alitalia to Vogart—and that’s just the sunglasses.
The Takeaway: Tie ball game. Custom and vintage are just too different. Plus, there’s no reason you can’t live with both...