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California dreaming at Ray Lewis Opticians

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The Soupcan range is designed in California, handcrafted in Italy and sold in Sheffield

The Soupcan range, from American frame brand TAVAT, has landed in Sheffield following stops via California and north Italy. 


The backstory to the Soupcan is, keeping with the usual Ray Lewis stock, a fascinating tale. TAVAT designer Norman Schureman created the idea of the Soupcan after he saw a poster on a wall in Arizona. The old poster feature a group of crop sprayers from the 1930s who hosted airshows at the weekends under the moniker of The Flying Burritos.



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Inspired by their unusual goggles, Norman set out to create a completely new and unique way of creating frames, using the soup can style as a template. 


Each Soupcan takes up to five months to craft, with each individual frame coined, dyed and hand assembled before making its way out to the stockists. 


The TAVAT range starts at £295. Pop in to Ray Lewis on Eccesall Road or head to their website for more information. 


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