When I was in Hong Kong have talked about my favourite Asian brand m.kenics and now I am back in UK (and no longer on holiday/ in shopping mode) I can give you more information about them. m.kenics is designed by a guy who has a real passion for all thing engineering so all the small components of the glasses are very well thought out and the result is a super comfy frame for us end users. The very first time I tried these glasses on I was immediately in love and become a fan just because they are the most comfortable glasses I have ever worn and let’s face it… when it comes to glasses I have been around block.
I haven’t got myself a pair of m.kenics for a while because you can’t get them here in the UK and the last few times I was in Hong Kong it was wedding central so this time I made it my mission to check them out and I did… the result was I have found my very first pair of tortoiseshell! m.kenics do some pretty funky tortoiseshell colours such as the red ones below which is breaking the norm but then again we are talking about the Asian market so the more colourful the better as I have learned.
All the acetate used within the collection are specially engineered which makes the frames super light. Also because they are engineered you get many choices of colour too. If you are not a fan of the acetate then do not worry because they also have a range of metal frames too and my favourite is the all new revamp’d metal (see photo below.) I call it a revamp’d because the frame is mostly metal BUT the twist is where the lenses sit a thin band has been added to the lens so it adds interest to metal frames. Personally I have always found metal frames a little dull.
I know is not exactly a new technique but I like the way m.kenics have used it here and in the UK not many brands are taking this idea onboard yet. Last but not least my absolute favourites are these m.kenics wooden effect glasses (see image below). I am saying wooden effect because they are actually acetate and wow when I touched them and tried them on they felt just like wood! If nobody told me they were acetate I would have actually thought they were wood. I know m.kenics are not the only brand that does imitation of wood but they are by FAR the best ones I have come across they not only looked but just FELT SO REAL too! They definitely fooled me.
I was told that wooden frames are not big in Hong Kong simply due to the climate. During Hong Kong summer time humidity is around 90% at all times, it is cooler and better in winter but it is still humid. This makes it bad news for wooden frames. Areas which take wear and tear the most are the nose pads and arms, once these areas are worn the special coating has worn off and the wood will start to mould- yuck!
Go and check them out online I am pretty sure they can send them out to you if you enquire about them, otherwise they are only available over in Asia and one last thing… they have the BEST nose pad design, they swivel 360 degrees so it is suitable for all nose shapes and sizes therefore make them super comfy to wear. Enough of me talking about them… you need to try them out for yourself! m.kenics has definitely got the MGAM approval!