Photo GUENTHER SCHWERING
Text CHARLOTTE KRAUß
Interview with Hauke Peters, Mitgründer von Six Million Glasses
His father already had several optician stores in Bremen. The siblings Peters: Hauke, Marc and Bettina though different paths in life earlier, they found their way back to optics. Hauke and Marc relocated to Hamburg in the meantime, where they run their shop Six Million Glasses at Schanze next to Neonbox in Ottensen in Hamburg. Six Million Glasses gives a nod to the style of the 60s. There is no way they could not offer the famous Moscot glasses.
Hauke, the older one of the two brothers, likes to build his one version of a model when he goes to trade fairs. “Five years ago I began to make those really old and big Mosley Tribes metal frames as corrective glasses even though I could hardly get lenses for them.“ His clients value both his firm sense of style and his eagerness to experiment.
“Clients who I have known for a long time just walk into the store and say ‘Come on, just put a pair on my face’ and then walk away again. That’s pretty cool actually.“ This season Hauke values the shapes of the Garrett Leight collection and the surface feel of labels like Dita, Barton Perreira and Reiz.
A tip from Hauke: a wide shape makes the face appear narrower and the eyes should be in the centre of the frame. But after all the most important thing is that “you find a find glasses that fit your personal style and when you get it right, it doesn’t matter whether they are rimless spectacles or a really bold acetate frame. Because in the end the face still tells the story and not the frame.“
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