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It’s Kirk & Kirk’s Centenary Year! 100 Years Of Colour And Design!

In my time in optics, I’ve seen brands come and go, I’ve seen the big house manufacturers shift from good design to total mass production, and the sadness of old independent eyewear selling up. But in the maelstrom of change in optical design, there has been one reliable constant: The Kirk family. Their signature flair and flamboyance punctuate the decades of British eyewear and they celebrated 100 years in optics in 2019. The Kirk Brothers all decked-up (before Dabbing was a thing) It all began in 1919 when two brothers, Sidney and Percy Kirk, who had ambition and the will to pursue excellence and innovation, upcycled a ramshackled sewing-machine into a fine lens-cutter (hipsters, eat your

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