STAAG Spectacles Styles Black Pumas For Inauguration And A Late Show

Black Pumas Inaugural
Black Pumas - courtesy The “America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers”

As the world watched history in the making at the 46th Inaugural virtual concert, Grammy-nominated breakthrough band of the year Black Pumas performed, wearing STAAG Spectacles, by Canadian company Alternative & Plan B Eyewear.

Alternative & Plan B Eyewear collaborated with Adrian Quesada, producer and lead guitarist for Black Pumas to outfit them for some upcoming events. “We can’t think of a better partnership than the Black Pumas. Their soul and funk really speak to our 2021 spring collection, which is launching soon,” says President, Paul Storace, president of Alternative & Plan B Eyewear.

Quesada also wore the glasses on a performance of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the night before their Inauguration performance. The Sanford model, a titanium frame was an eye-catching eclectic design. When asked his thoughts on STAAG Spectacles, he replied, “The Sanford Frame is exactly what I had been looking for in a pair of prescription glasses, just tinted enough for the sun but clear enough for indoors. And the design/style is timeless but not stuck in the past.”


For years, industry, clients, and trendsetters have looked to Alternative & Plan B Eyewear’s expert team for advice and styling of luxury eyewear. “We believe in our eyewear; we look forward to launching our Spring 2021 collection, building new relationships, and making people look great in our collections”, said Storace. STAAG is created with a nod to those classic designs. Over-built but not over-designed. The Black Pumas nod to classic RnB is evident but their spin equally evident. ”In this instance a good old fashion eye and studying
the client has been a winning collaboration.


President Paul Storace launched Alternative & Plan B Eyewear in 2008 and continues to be the leader in optical design with a particular focus on new technologies, advanced color techniques, and setting fashion trends in eyewear. Storace’s understanding of the needs of Eyecare Professionals comes from three decades of experience in the Optical industry. Today the company has 13 independent collections and distributes 2 global brands to Eye Care Professionals across Canada and the USA. Alternative & Plan B Eyewear is proud to be a Canadian company and owner-operated leading eyewear manufacturer that continues to create unique eclectic collections that provide Eye Care Professionals with independent and innovative solutions for their Eyewear needs.

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