A few weeks ago I was approached by Todd Rogers Eyewear in Andover to learn about their brand. I was immediately intrigued as I have worn glasses forever, and was in the market for a new pair (my dog may or may not have torn mine to pieces). As soon as I walked in, I immediately fell in love with the space. The Todd Rogers flagship is not like any other optician's office I have ever been in - it is super trendy and modern but also inviting (it has a bit of that 'Cheers' feeling where you walk in and everyone know's your name...located in a former bar & grill, this makes sense).
Todd Rogers, the man behind Todd Rogers Eyewear, is no different from the store's aesthetic. A Somerville native, Todd is the champion of entrepreneurial spirit and a believer of breaking rules. He designed each and every pair of glasses to reflect his "classic with a twist" motto, something that is very pertinent in his design. Not only is he the face of the brand, but he is also on the ground every day, something I think is truly important.
As a young apprentice Optician, Todd used to hand-cut lenses in the basement after work, experimenting with all shapes and sizes of eyewear. After many years of hard work, Todd Rogers Eyewear was launched in 2009, with a small collection aimed at upping the game on quality independent eyewear. Fast forward eight years later, his mission remains - to design and manufacture eyewear using the very best materials, combining his optical knowledge of what makes good glasses fit great, and his outrageous attention to detail.
From purchasing a pair of glasses from Todd first hand, I can say that he really knows what he's doing. He can pick out which glasses will look best on your just by looking at you for a few seconds. When looking at me, he immediately pulled three pairs off the shelf. All were a bit out of my comfort zone, but as soon as I put them on, I knew why he had picked them. In the end, I fell in love with a navy blue and gold frame - something I would have never chosen on my own. You can view their glasses here.
AND, in addition to glasses, Todd Rogers Eyewear carries sunglasses and Jackson Rogers Eyewear for kids. Scroll down to view my favorite pieces from the Todd Rogers line! More on my glasses coming soon...