Gentleman’s Breakfast

Best Eyeglasses, April 2013

Looking for a turn-of-the-century monocle or a pair of 1960s prison glasses? Gentleman’s Breakfast is a manly place, in a Teddy Roosevelt sort of way. Expect to find dudes in ascots sitting in wing chairs, sipping scotch and puffing on pipes, inside the tiny shop. These are guys who appreciate selvage jeans and heritage brands, so their eyewear tends toward classic American companies like Persol and American Optical. The store also sells various sundries for the dandy, such as vintage cuff links, watches, and bow ties. Prescriptions can be filled on-site, and old frames can be Beau Brummell-ized.