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Frame inspiration | Mersea branch

Do you feel a bit like a kid in a sweetshop when it comes to picking out a new pair of glasses? 

With so many different styles, colours and shapes on offer these days, you can easily find a whole host of pairs which perfectly complement your look. 

Brands like Wolf Eyewear, Lulu Guinness and Tiffany, make the task of picking out just one or two pairs quite tricky with their exciting design, on-trend palette of colours and attention to detail. 

So, we asked Anna, receptionist at our Mersea branch, to pick her five favourites currently in stock for the latest of our Frame Inspiration blogs. 

Anna has worked at Patrick & Menzies for seven years and the Mersea branch has always been her and her children’s optician. 

She explained: “I have been wearing specs since I was a child and my daughter has been wearing them since she was 18 months old! I feel specs are a part of your character and these days are almost like an item of jewellery with so many styles and colours to choose from.” 

Read on to discover Anna’s favourite frames, which may help you narrow down your own choice! 

Cocoa Mint CM9093 

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“These are my specs. I love the colour which is rich but not too bright and the flattering shape – I often find a pair in this range to suit me.” 

Browse Cocoa Mint range >

Ocean Blue sunspecs 9343  

Frame inspiration | Mersea branch News 3“These are from the new range and I like the Ombré effect which adds lightness to the style. The nice large frame offers good sun protection. I love this shape and will be getting these as my next pair of sun specs.” 

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Episode EP260  

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“These frames have nice contrasting colours and a classic feel. They are quite a light and comfortable frame, a little different to my usual choice but I really like them.” 

Browse Episode range >

Lulu Guinness L933  

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“I love this mottled colour effect – muted but pretty and a little different. This is one of the larger styles in the range. Lulu Guinness has a wide selection of colours and shapes but all with the classic elegant designer touch.” 

Browse Lulu Guinness range >




Eyestuff ‘Earth’ 

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“This is a completely different choice for me – a modern metal frame with a fun khaki/rose colour combination. They are light to wear and an unobtrusive style. Although they are very different to my usual pick I was pleasantly surprised with the look and feel.” 

Browse Eyestuff range >




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. And now you can book your eye test online too.

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Brand Spotlight | Wolf Eyewear Inspirit

If you are on the look-out for ethical eyewear which packs a punch in the style department, Wolf has come up with the solution. 

Known for its bold, bright frames with plenty of personality Wolf Eyewear has been a favourite with Patrick & Menzies customers for some time. 

Now the brand’s offer has got even better as it’s making moves to become more sustainable with its Inspirit ethos. 

As Wolf Eyewear explains: “Over the past few years, brands have been rushing to bring out eco frames, but we want to go further. Rather than designing a specific line of eco-friendly frames, we want to embrace a shift toward moving all our eyewear and associated product lines to more sustainable materials from the frames, cases and cloths to the business as a whole.” 

Already Wolf Eyewear has made a number of moves to start to achieve this aim, such as using renewable energy to almost entirely power its offices and exploring ways to lower its energy consumption. 

Now it has launched a new range of frames featuring bio-acetate, a more “planet positive” material which is made from renewable sources.   

We’re pleased to say we are now stocking a selection of these frames, and they are already proving popular. Read on to check out some of our favourites. 

3139eco c12 in green 

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Wherever you look at the moment, a design trend seems to be emerging for all things emerald green. These gorgeous glasses pick up on that popular colour choice while the cat-eye shaping is further enhanced by a splash of pink at the hinge.  

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3139eco c21 in burgundy 

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Two tone frames seem to be a signature element of the new Wolf Eyewear range, with bold colour combinations creating standout eyewear which our customers love. Here a deliciously dark burgundy is paired with a vivid heather shade, again highlighting the cat-eye shaping to perfection. 

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3140eco c21 tortoiseshell

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A truly modern twist on the classic tortoiseshell, these frames are full of detail which add character. The neutral frame is freckled with darker flashes, and we particularly love the indigo hint towards the hinges which then runs along the sides. If you have always opted for tortoiseshell but are keen to refresh your look, these frames are definitely worth exploring. 

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4092eco c13 amber stripe 

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We love the shaping of these frames, which would look fantastic if you have a rounder face. The muted blue is sliced through with a horizontal mottled amber stripe adding interest and depth to these stunning frames. 

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You can now browse a wide selection of our frames from the comfort of your own home via our website.  You can then pick out which pairs you would like to try on before you come in for your eye test, and even book your appointment online.

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