Maison Bonnet

Exceptional Bespoke Eyewear from Paris

Maison Bonnet is known around the world for making highly-exclusive eyewear, often referred to as “bespoke spectacles”.

This Parisian institution is one of the last houses in existence to create frames from tortoise shells, thanks to a stock acquired by Bonnet before the Washington Convention went into effect in 1975, prohibiting future acquisition of these raw materials. Maison Bonnet, now lead by the family’s fourth generation also applies its unique savoir-faire to more affordable raw materials, including buffalo horn and cotton acetate, as a way to make it possible for those with different economic means to own what many consider a life-changing pair of bespoke glasses. A genuine Parisian gem through-and-through.


  • 5 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris
  • +33 1 42 96 46 35
  • Website
  • (All pictures except the introductory picture ©JYLSC for Maison Bonnet. Introductory picture ©Andy Julia for Parisian Gentleman)

Forbes Model

Black acetate
Forbes Model

Parker Model

Genuine tortoise shell (black)
Parker Model

Terry Model

Buffalo horn (brown)
Terry Model

Racine Model

Buffalo horn
Racine Model

Seguin Model

Genuine tortoise shell (blond)
Seguin Model

Pei Model

Genuine tortoise shell (marbled, medium)
Pei Model

Perlstein Model

Translucent acetate
Perlstein Model

Cordier Model

Acetate, tortoise shell (cherry) imitation
Cordier Model

Takeuchi Model

Buffalo horn (slate grey)
Takeuchi Model

Ferrari Model

Genuine tortoise shell (light cherry)
Ferrari Model