Friday, July 23, 2010
Derapage has released another spectacular line of sunwear.
Using the patented Derapage technology with the best zeiss lenses on the planet you get a frame that steps up the game for everyone else in the market.
Already winning awards and receiving rave reviews Derapage Eyewear is a work of art.
This line is moving so fast they are almost impossible to get. Fortunately it has been confirmed Erker's Fine Eyewear will be receiving the first release of Derapage sunwear. We have already sold half of them sight unseen. Call now to reserve your frames or come in and have our knowledgeable opticians fill you in on all things Derapage. Find us at www.erkers.com
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Chrome Hearts leaves nothing unfinished and their cases are no exception. Chrome Hearts Leather eywear cases are made one at a time in their factories by skilled craftspeople who maintain the highest material standards.
With meticulous artistry, they carefully create Chrome Hearts exquisite cases using the highest quality Italian leathers and materials available.
The leather used on Chrome Hearts eyewear cases if full grain Italian leather. The most genuine and natural type of leather, full grain is made from the very best raw hides. The hide is not treated considerably, and the thickness is kept fully intact. Since the grain remains in its most natural state, it is tougher and more durable than other types of leathers.
While other vatieties can turn rigid over time, full grain leather develops a patina and actually grows more beautiful over time instead of wearing out.
Come see these works of art excusively at Erkers Fine Eyewear in St. Louis and see what could be so impressive to deserve a home like this. Erker's offers the finest eyewear in St. Louis for over 131 years.
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Monday, July 19, 2010
If you thought Chrome Hearts would shy away from the most precious metals on the planet. THINK AGAIN!!!!!
Both Silver and gold are considered precious metals which are regulated by the guidlines of the Federal Trade Commission. Gold processes must also comply with the rules set forth by the FTC
Pure Silver is too soft for most uses. so it is mixed with alloys for added strength and durability. Most of the Chrome Hearts decors are made of cast .925 sterling silver, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% base metal. Each piece requires intricate tooling and is made by the Chrome Hearts silversmiths individually using the lost wax casting method.
In this ancient process dating back hundreds of years, each decor or motif is cast in rough form, then polished by hand, and antiqued one piece at a time.
Fronts on Chrome Hearts 12K gold frames are gold filled in a process where high heat and pressure are used to bond a thick layer of solid gold to a base metal. The total gold content for an item classified as gold filled must equal 1/20th of teh total weight of the finished product. It is resistant to tarnishing , like solid gold, and does not flake off, rub off, or change colors. Gold filled products have long term wear durability without the added weight of solid gold.
Just another incredible addition to the Chrome Hearts collection, some of the most luxurious metals in the world and some of the best ideas in the world incorporated on eyewear. Chrome Hearts a cut above the rest found exclusively in St. Louis at Erkers in Ladue. By far one of the most stunning collections ever created.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
When Chrome Hearts created their metal collection, they used only the best materials to create their eyewear. Chrome Hearts uses three of the most expensive and most durable metals when it comes to manufacturing their frames.
Using Titanium, Copper Berylium and Magnesium Chrome Hearts are has found the balance of durability and pure luxury. Titanium is as strong as some steels, and as the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. Oversize metal styles benefit from the exceptionally strong properties of titanium without the weight. Titanium is valued for its lightweight, durable, hypo-allergenic, and non-corrosive properties.
If titanium wasn't enough Chrome Hearts surpasses all expectations with the use of Copper Beryllium. This incredible metal is used for designs where frame flexibility is required. The metal is very lightweight, which contributes to the overall comfort for the wearer. It is inherently resistant to corrosion and tarnishing, making it suitable for weares with high skin acidity.
Last, but for sure not least, Chrome Hearts uses one of the most unstable metals in the world. Magnesium has historically been used in airplane, aeropsace, missle and ammunition construction. The lightweight property of the metal allows thickness without added weight. Magnesium also has excellent machinability, making it exceptionally versatile.
The reult of a single metal or using a combiniation of all three is something that use to be available only in your dreams. Dreams become reality with Chrome Hearts and Erker's has it exclusively in St. Louis, Come see these works of art at Erker's in Ladue 7 days a week of find us online at www.erkers.com
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Chrome Hearts is at the top when it comes to eyewear quality and design. Nothing else comes close when it comes to luxury eyewear and their plastics colletions are no exception.
Chrome Hearts uses a combination of Japanese and Italian zyl-the finest in the world-in making their handmade plastic zyles.
Zyl is stable and lightweight, and it's the most common material used in plastic frames.
It is favored for fashion frames because of its unlimited coloration, layering and pattern options. Chrome Hearts zyl components are tumble polished for 72 hours to attain maximum luster enhancing the beautiful color combinations.
In its final stage Chrome Hearts are then assembled, hand polished and adjusted by hand.
Once finished, the frames are sent off all over the world to elite retailers that are lucky enough carry this incredible collection. It is no wonder that this collection has made Erker's Fine Eyewear the excusive retailer in St. Louis to carry this line. Come in to see the full collection at Erker's in Ladue, find us online at www.erkers.com.
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Friday, July 9, 2010
The first Chrome Hearts collection was released in 2002 after 19 months of intensive design and research. No detail or cost was spared in the development of the collection. The acutely detailed tooling required to produce each piece, in addition to luxurious and rare materials, makes the Chrome Hearts collection one of the most expensive eyewear collections ever produced.
Chrome Hearts wood temples are manufactured using a special process where seven ultra thin layers of wood are cross-grain laminated together producing an extremely strong laminated sheet. The temples are then cut from the sheet stock and finished by hand. In the final step the temples are coated with a non-allergenic lacquer and again polished by hand. The finishing process is repeated six times in order to obtain the high quality seen in all Chrome Hearts wood temples. This is the most extensive process in the market today.
Chrome Hearts uses three types of exotic woods on its frames, Macassar Ebony, Brazilian Mahogany and Albino Madrone. Whether it is the densest, most colorful, smoothest, and strongest Chrome Hearts has choosen an elite group of wood products that is sure to outlast any other product on the market.
In the final stages of the wood process Chrome Hearts uses an ultra-sensitive laser that carves the intricate designs one temple at a time. Chrome Hearts was the first eyewear in the world to feature laser engravings on the sides of wood temples.
Finally the select few of Chrome Hearts are laser engraved with Chrome Hearts designs that are inlaid with black or white mother of pearl. In addition to the mother of pearl inlay, Chrome Hearts also uses a process called "intaglio" where an enamel paste made from mother of pearl is deposited into the tiny laser reliefs, and then polished to a brillant luster, creating a very special and unique effect.
With so many man hours involved in each piece of eyewear it is no wonder what the end result becomes. Truly a work of art in any industry.
Chrome Hearts offers a timeless collection that can only be found in St. Louis at Erker's Fine Eyewear. To get the best in eyewear you have to go to the best retailer in eyewear; and for 131 years in St. Louis it continues to be Erker's. If you are looking for something unique and exotic, Chrome Hearts is sure to stand out from a crowd. Come in to Erker's to see the largest collection of Chrome Hearts in St. Louis or find us online at www.erkers.com
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Chrome Hearts is appreciated by those who can recognize and apreciate the exquisite details incorporated in each unique piece. This quality craftsmanship has not gone unnoticed. this eyewear collection is without a doubt one of the most innovative collections in fashion eyewear ever released. Stay tuned for an in depth analysis into the Chrome Hearts manufacturing process. Below, we discuss their unbelievable attention to detail and their unmatched quality in maufacturing Chrome Hearts eyewear and their use of Italian Leather.
All Leather featured in Chrome Hearts eyewear is full Italian grain leather. Full Grain is the most genuine and natural type of leather made from the very best raw hides. The hide is not treated significantly and the thickness is kept fully intact.
Since the grains remain in its most natural state, it is tougher and more durable than other types of leather. The surface of full grain leather also wears better than other types of leather, which does not age well and can become rigid over time.
Instead of wearing out, full grain develops over time, Styles that are made with leather temples are hand stitched with the quality and artistry that is traditionally associated with Italian leather.
The result is a work of art and a thing of beauty. It is an animal in a league of its own. It is no wonder that this line has become so well known in such a short amount of time.
Chrome Hearts can only be found in Saint Louis at Erker's Fine Eyewear.
Chrome Hearts is a natural compliment to what Erker's carries today and what has been offered for over 131 years. If you are looking to make a statement, be your own person, and stand out from a crowd, Chrome Hearts is what you need, and Erker's has it!!!!!
Stay tuned for a review on the Chrome Hearts and their exotic wood collection. Can't wait....... come into Erker's to see the largest collection of Chrome Hearts eyewear available in Saint Louis or find us online at www.erkers.com
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
As I have reported in earlier blogs this line is incredible. People have been really loving this line and seeing the quality that Barton and Perreira offers. Erker's Fine Eyewear is the exclusive Barton And Perreira retailer in St. Louis. Using high end materials and fashion forward styles there is no wonder that Barton and Perreira has been a huge hit in St. Louis. Come on by to see the full collection of Barton and Perreira Eyewear and have one of our knowledgeable opticians show you a frame that would fit perfectly on you.
For over 131 years Erkers Fine Eyewear continues to offer the finest and most fashionable frames you can find in St. Louis. With over 5,000 frames and many exclusive lines Erkers offers the largest and best selection of eyewear in St. Louis come on by and see what everyone is talking about or find us online at www.erkers.com.
Monday, July 5, 2010
For over 90 years Erker's has been in the same location offering the greatest eyewear downtown Saint Louis. Erker's has been a huge supporter of the downtown partnership as well as maintaining a great location in Saint Louis. As downtown Saint Louis continues to grow and new stores continue to open Erkers has maintained its support for downtown. Come on by to see the new remodeling Erker's has done at its location. With vibrant colors, great style and amazing eyewear you will be sure to be impressed with everything what we have to offer. With a great staff and an impressive selection eyewear you will be sure to find the frame that is perfect for you. Come on by and see what we have or stop in to say hi and check out the new store.
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Friday, July 2, 2010
If you haven't heard of Barton Perreira yet well you soon will!! This is the hottest line in LA right now and their product is absolutely amazing. Using the best materials and supurb craftsmanship, Barton Perriera eyewear is sure to impress. Only at Erker's Fine Eyewear in St. Louis will you find Barton Perriera, come on in to take a look at this incredible line. Find us online as well at http://www.erkers.com/. Only at Erkers Fine Eyewear will you find the greatest optical lenses, frames and service available in the industry. For over 131 years and for 5 generations Erker's continues to offer the best service from before your purchase your eyewear and while you have them for years to come.
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