California-based Oliver Peoples has hit the big 2-5 and to celebrate, they designed a small capsule collection that’s made in Japan and available in limited numbers. The four styles include the Myriel, NDG Flip Clip, Florenz 46 and J Gold, with each piece made with the utmost care and detail. (via hb)
From SUPER sunglasses come these limited edition “49er” frames for Fall/Winter 2011. The design is reminiscent of classic explorer sunglasses while the thin metal skeleton allow for a more modern and timeless design. The premium acetate covering gives it a sharp look and falls in line with the historic models from other brands. There are four colorways available now in limited numbers online and at select stockists but we aren’t even focusing on any of the others past the all-black frames shown above.
We’d like to turn you all to a new premium eyewear brand coming out of California. Shauns Shades delivers top quality frames that are designed in Cali but hand made in Italy utilizing the finest materials in the process like Carl Zeiss lenses. They’re very wearable and are limited in branding as it only features a Braille “S” logo at the tip of the left temple in SHAUNS SHADES signature green.
GANT Rugger’s dropped a line of sunglasses at a pretty affordable price tag. We had a chance to preview them last week at the Project Show in Vegas and have to say they’re really well made and come in some vibrant finishes. The shells are hand-made acetate and come in custom color combinations and are fitted with polarized lenses. At $125 a pop, you just can’t go wrong. They’re available now at Barneys, Scoop NYC, GANT.com and GANT store.
The folks at Vane have had an ongoing partnership with Sebago for quite sometime now. They’ve collaborated primarily on footwear but the duo have been known to go well beyond that as well. They recently opened the doors to the latest installation of their concept store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Celebrating a successful four year collaborative relationship, the Store will feature the limited-edition Vane for Sebago footwear collections as well as a assortment of inline Sebago styles curated by Vane. The shop will also continually release exclusive store-only styles designed by Vane, and will also stock exclusive Vane apparel and jewelry. The shop will house more than just Vane and Sebago merchandise as we scoped some rare finds in the form of vintage Rolex watches and vintage designer frames from Carrera, Cazal, Christian Dior, Ultra and more.
Warby Parker is definitely marking its ever-growing territory in the eyewear industry with some successful product and an affordable price-point to match. Plus, the guys done one pair of glasses to someone in need with each item purchased. Before this season, we hadn’t seen a pair of sunglasses from the brand that was made in-house. Here are five men’s sunwear frames that are sure to please, especially because they come in an array of colors and are available for under $100.
These Warby Parker sunglasses are available for pre-order now and will ship July 15.
Thom Browne recently announced a global eyewear license agreement with DITA Eyewear Inc. and first looks at the Fall 2011 pieces have just emerged. The collection will feature 20 unique styles that draw inspiration from the professors, artists, politicians and architects of the 1940s to 1960s and will be made from acetate, with specifically developed color combinations that will be complimented by genuine leather and metal mesh side cups as well marked with Browne’s signature red, white and blue logo stripe.
Detailed looks at the pieces can be seen below.
Benjamin Clymer has a great write-up for Life + Times, giving us a look at New York’s Silver Lining Opticians like most have never seen it. We’ve been shopping at Thompson Street boutique for quite sometime, even before they opened up their new space, and have to say the shop is like none other. It’s the duo behind Silver Lining that intrigues us the most as both Jordan Silver and Eric Sacher are passionate about the product they offer and that can be seen immediately upon striking a conversation with the gentlemen.
Ben calls SLO the “mecca of vintage and independent eyewear” and we couldn’t describe it better ourselves. Check out the full read over at Life + Times.
It is no secret that Warby Parker makes some of the most stylish affordable eyewear on the market, and for every pair purchased they donate a pair to a child in need. Warby Parker regularly expands their collection to include another stylish piece for a cause and this year they are working to raise awareness about east African child soldiers. The Invisible Children sunglasses feature a classic silhouette and come in black frames with “Invisible Children” on the left stem. Wear them often this spring/summer, look stylish, and support a great cause.