I finally bought a monocle.
I was going to buy one a few years ago from Marjan Pejoski, but it sold out.
Now Sydney label Beat Poet are making a particularly nice one, and reasonably priced too.
I am really loving their entire range of clothing and accessories at the moment. It's all a little Victorian and a bit Dior Homme circa Hedi Slimane days.
I've got my eye on a pair of drop crotch trousers that are virtually identical to those amazing ones Hedi did.
(these ones from Dior Homme)
(the ones on the right here are the Beat Poet variety)
Anyway, here's my monocle!
it actually does magnify, so you can use it to read things that are tiny, or burn ants and start fires.
I really enjoy the detailing of how the necklace closes too, with the hoop and bar.
Detailing of the lens end is lovely too, using aged metal, adding a tiny handle piece that holds the lens to the chain, and embossing it with the number 5. Off centred of course.