Whilst Made in Chelsea (a UK structured reality TV show for my overseas readers) is currently off our screens the gang are still busy doing their own thing which is where Taylor Morris Eyewear comes in. Taylor as in Hugo Taylor may of left the show to try and pursue a career across the pond or was that  really the case? Maybe he was busy brainstorming ideas over fine wine to bring us his very own collection of eyewear which is a joint venture with an old friend of his, Charlie Morris.

Taylor Morris Eyewear

Taylor Morris Eyewear

Last night on the 5th September Team MGAM were at the launch of Taylor Morris Eyewear and of course some of the Made in Chelsea gang were there for support and it sure was one busy event.

Taylor Morris Eyewear Launch

Taylor Morris Eyewear Launch

So back to eyewear… what did team MGAM think of them??? The shapes are all really strong and they are definitely very fashionable. I don’t see why they wouldn’t sell if I am honest and the price point is good too starting from £125. The choice of acetate colours are all classics and it is a good unisex collection because all the shapes are pretty universal. Basically from a consumer point of few it is a collection worth buying.

However, if we are going to get more technical about them (as we do at MGAM because we are eyewear geeks, remember?). Then we would say the hinges are an issue for us, they use a very standard hinge which we see in most frames now days in the market which is fine but at MGAM HQ we always feel good style frames should also be accompanied with good hinges to complete the package. Trust us a good hinge design can withstand a lot more wear and tear  and sometime a well designed hinge can also be a key part of the design too.

Taylor Morris Eyewear Launch Display

Taylor Morris Eyewear Launch Display

Nevertheless that is just us being eyewear nerds because I am sure most consumers will not even notice the difference in hinges. All in all the collection is a thumbs up from us. The styles are so strong and so spot on with everything else that we can probably forget about the hinges.  To be honest it is the first collection so I am sure they will get better and better and they have concentrated on some other really cool details such as the logo engraved on the gold detailing on the side and also the lens-LOVED that, that is a nice little touch.

Taylor Morris Eyewear Lens Close Up

Taylor Morris Eyewear Lens Close Up

Now… what is my favourite from the collection? Well it is the Vredefort however it just did not suit me in any shape or form so I gave up and tried the Chelsea Cats Eye– I bloody loved it! Such a classic and you can never have to many pairs of Catseye sunglasses!

Taylor Morris Eyewear Siu

Taylor Morris Eyewear Siu

At MGAM HQ we are looking forward to seeing the next collection already and I am sure we will probably see many of the other Made in Chelsea cast member wearing Taylor Morris- Get spotting! If you want a pair all to yourself then go to their website or if you are around London and want to try before you buy then head to Harvey Nichols.

Ben’s 2 Cents on Taylor Morris Eyewear

So here it is, the first of the new “my 2 cents” section of the posts!  Historically it has been only Siu that gets to voice her opinion but I am now joining in too!  While Siu’s eye focuses on mostly the fashion side of eyewear mine focuses on the technical side, how things are constructed, what materials & components are used, the design of the entire package and lastly my overall opinions!

Firstly I have to say I was impressed with the packaging, the entire range was nicely presented with a well made case and even a case for the case, a bit OTT some might say but that is good attention to detail.

Taylor Morris Eyewear Packaging

Taylor Morris Eyewear Packaging

I agree with Siu regarding the hinges (in fact it was me that brought it to her attention!  Shhh, I don’t want to steal her thunder).  They are standard hinges that you would find on quite a few eyewear brands which is not necessarily a bad thing.  You can see they have put the effort in elsewhere with their attention to detail.  Overall, the collection is very well presented with great shapes, good attention to detail and well priced.  I have no doubt that these will sell and not just because of their creators.