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Frame Inspiration | Brightlingsea Branch

At Patrick & Menzies we take pride in offering an exciting range of frames. 

From metal to acetate, and from bright and bold to sophisticated and understated, we work hard to make sure there is something to suit all styles and face shapes. 

With so many options to choose from it can be hard to know where to begin. So, we asked Jacqui Tye, optical assistant at our Brightlingsea branch, to pick her five favourite pairs of specs currently in stock as inspiration if you are thinking of investing in new frames. 

Jacqui has worked at the branch for five years and as a glasses wearer herself she knows just how important it is to pick frames that are not only comfortable but also make you feel fantastic. 

Read on to find out more about her top five picks.  

Tiffany 2168 in crystal grey 

Tiffany 2168 frames in crystal grey. Worn by Jacqui at Patrick and Menzies, Brightlingsea. “These Tiffany crystal grey frames are my own personal specs. I just love the Tiffany range. To me they offer timeless elegance. They are more understated than some of the Tiffany frames, with just a small amount of sparkle on the sides.”  

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Storm sunglasses 5607 

Storm sunglasses 5607 frames in crystal grey. Worn by Jacqui at Patrick and Menzies, Brightlingsea.


“What can I say about these Storm sunglasses? I love them! The coverage from the sun is great, plus they have the aviator style about them. Good sun-blockers and fashionable, too.” 





Lulu Guinness, L937 

Lulu Guinness, L937 5607


“I also own this pair of Lulu Guinness specs. I bought them as they are so fun and different. I like to have different looks, and they are so different from my Tiffany frames. I love the pop of pink over the eye. They also come in baby blue.” 




Wolf titanium 5023 

Wolf titanium 5023 frames. Worn by Jacqui at Patrick and Menzies, Brightlingsea.


“I’m always first in the line when new stock arrives, but I’ve not looked twice at these before. I really didn’t think they would be one of my favourites, until I tried them on! I love how light the frame is, and the beautiful pale pink almost disappears in certain lights. These are probably the lightest frames I’ve tried on.” 




Cameo Martha Frames 

Cameo Martha frames. Worn by Jacqui at Patrick and Menzies, Brightlingsea.


“I love the Cameo range, as it offers a wide range of different styles and shapes to suit almost anyone. This style is very very similar to the Ray-Ban club master style. Very on trend.” 





Did you know you can browse many of the frames currently available in our four North Essex branches online, from the comfort of your own home? Just visit our frames page.  

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Brand spotlight | Puccini

If you appreciate comfort, style and attention to detail, then look no further than Puccini eyewear.  

The brand recognises that glasses can be a key part of your look, and strives to provide a versatile range that will allow you to celebrate your own unique personality. 

With Puccini frames you can be confident that alongside quality and comfort you will also be choosing frames with plenty of intricate detail setting them apart from the rest. 

Embossed hinges, interesting side designs and the odd touch of sparkle take these frames to a whole other level. 

As the brand explains: “What is special about us is our devotion to the quality and style. It makes us proud to see our collection on the faces of beautiful people who value their comfort and appearance.” 

Read on to find out more about some of our favourite Puccini frames currently in stock at Patrick & Menzies. 


PUCCINI – 274 – C1

PUCCINI - 274 - C1 11These may appear to be simple silver frames on first glance, but if you take a closer look, you will find they offer a variety of beautiful design details. The sides bring a flash of teal and an intricate swirl design, while the embossed hinge is the perfect final touch.   

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PUCCINI – 135 – Purple

PUCCINI - 135 - 1If you want to accentuate your eyes, these frames are a great option. The fine mixed tone stripe around the edge of the lenses draws attention to the eyes and sits well alongside the detailed metal sides. 

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PUCCINI – 233T – C2

PUCCINI - 233T - C2 1Check out this pair of metal Puccini frames, Perfect for people who like understated chic. They feature a touch of sparkle tucked away along the sides bringing simple elegance to these classic frames. 

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PUCCINI – 78 – Purple

PUCCINI - 78 - 1There is so much detail in this pair of specs, that it’s hard to know where to begin! Acetate and metal are combined to great effect, with a tear drop design on the hinge adding interest. The mix of purple, black and gold work wonderfully to create a stunning set of frames. 

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PUCCINI - 292 - C2 11The timeless design of these metal frames is elevated to another level by the detailed cut out pattern along the sides.  

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You can browse our extensive range of frames online from the comfort of your home. Select the pair – or pairs – you like and click on the heart button to add them to your list of favourites. 

When you are done, click on the ‘view/send favourites’ button, complete your details and we will do our best to have them ready for you to try on when you come in for your appointment.  If we don’t have the exact pair in stock, we will help you find something similar among our great selection of frames.

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