Take one of the most iconic eyewear silhouettes of all time, add a flashy yet functional twist, and you get Ray-Ban Ambermatic Sunglasses. These limited edition shades take the classic aviator design and expand on it with photochromic lenses lenses that darken from yellow to brown depending on the ambient light. Available in four distinct styles, each of which has its own personality while staying true to the aviator style.
One of the things that makes eyewear so tricky is finding a frame that matches not just your face, but your style. Frameri Interchangeable Eyewear makes this a little easier by allowing you to switch frames as easily as you change shoes. Designed in Cincinnati and crafted by hand in Italy from adjustable acetate, each frame has its own unique style, yet shares a common shape and size with other frames in the collection. This lets you swap lenses — whether they be prescription or just regular sunblockers — between them with ease, or use two different sets of lenses with the same frame. Available in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, you're sure to find a few that match your personal preferences.
The best products are built to solve a problem. And that's exactly how the Electric Stacker Sunglasses became a reality. The problem was finding a pair of sunglasses that not only look good, but are equipped to handle any outdoor adventure you encounter. Each pair starts with a stylish aviator frame that's tough, lightweight and durable. The lens is polarized, impact-resistant, and prepared to resist water, dirt, and just about any other gunk you might encounter on a bike trail. They'll also stay attached to your face throughout thanks to an anti-slip nose and ear grips that are hidden into the frame. And after a long day on the trails or slopes, just remove the eye mask and these bad boys quickly become your everyday sunglasses.
Up until now, one of the only cycling accessories that Rapha didn't offer was a pair of great sunglasses. But with the release of the Rapha Pro Team Flyweight Cycling Glasses — you can check that off the list. The first performance cycling sunglasses from the brand are made from polycarbonate — making them some of the lightest on the market. Optical guru Carl Zeiss took the lead on the lens, which features oleophobic and hydrophobic coating on front and back, 100% protection from UV rays, and a mirrored effect to reduce glare and reflections during your next ride. All that comes standard, but you can choose from four other lens options available separately as well.
With frames made from recycled material, Karun x Bureo Recycled Fishing Net Sunglasses are the rare pair of shades you can wear to the beach while helping to keep it clean. Called Net Positiva, Bureo's signature material is made from 100% recycled/recyclable nylon fishing net, which accounts for up to 10% of the plastic in the ocean. The frames are made in Italy using the Earth-friendly plastic, and are paired with premium Carl Zeiss Polarized lenses by Karun in Chile.
It's difficult to make any changes to iconic glasses like the Clubmaster from Ray-Ban. But the Clubmaster Wood is an iteration we can get behind. The frames are treated and then lined so they remain comfortable and flexible. The full rim wooden frames are available in walnut, maple, or cherry versions — each one providing an updated yet classic look from one of the best sunglass manufacturers on the planet.
Mixing pieces of Clubmaster and Round styles, Ray-Ban Clubround Sunglasses forge a new identity that's no less appealing. The tortoise and black frames are made from acetate with metal on the rims, bridge, pad arms, accents, and hinges, while the protective glass lenses come in your choice of classic green or brown shades, each offering 100% protection from UV rays and outstanding optical clarity.
Inspired by the elegant design of classic glasses, the Warby Parker Windsor Collection pays homage to those timeless specs while updating them for modern times. The collection includes a pair of standard titanium frames, a trio of sunglass styles, and the true highlight of the collection, two styles of acetate frames with clip-on sunglasses. The clip-ons are made with leather-wrapped stainless steel, have polarized CR-39 lenses, come with a carrying sleeve so they're always handy, and honor the collection's namesake by adding delicate outlines to the thicker frames on which they sit.
The result of two years of development, District Vision Keichii Performance Eyewear is a series of sports-ready shades that are just as suitable for leisure time as they are for activity. The frames come in white, gray, or black, have an adjustable rubber nose pad, and feature adjustable openings at the rear of the stems for use with the company's sports strap system. They're available with one of three activity-specific lenses: a polarized gray lens with oleophobic coating designed for watersports, a yellow polycarbonate lens made for low-light conditions, such as runs at dawn or dusk, and a green-tinted Sky G15 lens that provides protection from bright sunlight by allowing only 15 percent of light to pass through. Made and engineered in Japan, tested in NYC.
It's a problem as old as sunglasses themselves: what to do with your sunglasses when you take them off. Do you just push them back on top of your head? Set them down, daring yourself not to forget them? Oakley Latch Sunglasses offer a solution to this issue in the form of a interior "kick-up" that lets them clip securely to your shirt, keeping the Plutonite lenses and timeless, versatile O Matter stress-resistant frame safely in place whether you're dipping into the cafe or dropping in at the skatepark.
The latest James Bond film, Spectre, finds 007 donning these iconic Vuarnet Glacier Spectre Sunglasses to ward off glare and reflections during a trek through the mountains. Ideal for such an adventure, or possibly a day on the slopes skiing or snowboarding, the Glacier features a polarizing film that blocks out light reflection, mineral lenses for unparalleled optical quality, and a silver bi-shaded mirror to protect from the sun. Inspired by frames worn by 1930s airline pilots and preferred by the most notorious intelligence agent of all time.
They're back. When we did the first edition of our sold-out driving sunglasses, we of course went with an all-black matte frame (because everything looks better in black). When it was time to reissue them, the eyewear gurus at Warby Parker helped us to craft a new Whiskey Tortoise version that's just as handsome as the original. Designed from the ground up for driving, and looking good while doing it, the limited edition Warby Parker x Uncrate Model X1 Sunglasses succeed on both fronts, if we do say so ourselves. Each pair is made with premium acetate and comes equipped with Zeiss Ri-Pel-coated lenses to give you extra protection on the road. The Model X1's curves were inspired by sports cars of the 1960's, and are just as timeless and functional as those beautiful machines. As usual with Warby Parker eyewear, for every pair of Uncrate edition frames purchased, a pair of glasses will be given to someone in need.
Most eye appointments include a fitting if you happen to need glasses. But no traditional session can come close to the customization offered with Mykita My Very Own Eyeglasses. Once you've picked out your frame, they take a 3D scan of your face, using that information to customize everything from the width and angle of the frame to the radius of the temples and position of the noce pads, all while guaranteeing ideal optical quality. Thanks to parametric design, the frames never appear out of proportion, and since you can choose your own colors for the frame, lenses, and hinges, you're guaranteed a set of specs that's truly one of a kind.
Rugged and utilitarian, denim has been used in the fashion industry for over 150 years. Mosevic's Cassini Solid Denim Sunglasses draw on this rich history with their unique construction. Made by infusing layers of denim with a carefully-selected resin, the resulting material is both extremely strong and as stylish as a great pair of jeans. The Cassini model, in stone black, has a classic shape that looks good on everybody, and keeps your eyes protected behind Zeiss polarized lenses in smoke fade. Handcrafted in the UK, they're in production right now — so grab a pair through us to be among the first in the world to get yours when they start shipping on August 9th.
A joint effort from two great California brands, the Salt x Aether Scout Sunglasses were designed with motorcycle riders in mind. The traditional teardrop design features beta-titanium frames with perforated temple shields that provide wind and sun protection, and are sturdy and easy to take on and off while wearing a helmet. Everything is kept snug and secure thanks to titanium nose pads, and the lenses are have a polarized filter to block out the glare bouncing off of other vehicles on a sunny summer day. Available in four different colorways and ready for your next venture into the great wide open.
The Stanley Classic Flask has been a summertime companion of many an outdoor and urban explorer. Now it has inspired another essential of the season: shades. These Shwood x Stanley Titanium Hammertone Sunglasses take the company's Canby silhouette and give their normal titanium front a hammertone green finish that matches the included flask perfectly. The glasses are finished off with premium hardwood temples, while the flask arrives wrapped in a custom leather sleeve.
You can't layer up your eyewear like you can your clothing, but Warby Parker's Concentric Collection comes close. Utilizing a friction process at a new factory they're working with, the frames sport two distinct colors, compressed together to form a striking ring around each lens. Three frame styles debut with the collection — Benchley, Murphy, and Everly — as well as a new Warby color called Whistler Grey. In both optical and sunglass styles, and with a bunch of a interior ring colors — Vulcanite, Hazelnut, Flint, and Fjord Blue — you'll be able to wear a combo that's all your own.
Andy Warhol was a notorious sunglasses-wearer (among other things). Now you can honor his legacy with a pair of Super Andy Warhol Sunglasses. Handmade in Italy, these luxurious shades come in one of four styles, each featuring a different interior lining of a Warhol self-portrait, as well as an embossed Warhol signature, and dark Zeiss lenses. Just be careful if you're ordering from the States — the website warns that you may have to do some talking with Customs, lest your shades get sent back on your dime.
Some guys just can't be kept indoors, they need to get out to appreciate everything that life has to offer — and it's just that sort of guy who inspired the Ray-Ban Outdoorsman Craft Sunglasses. Based off the classic aviator style, these sunglasses are finished with hand-stitched deer leather on the brow bar and ear pieces, giving them a distinct, masculine look. They also feature gold-colored metal frames, polarized, mirrored crystal lenses, and a lightweight construction that lets you comfortably wear them all day. So give your eyes a break the next time you step outside, and do it in style.
As summer approaches, you know how crucial it is to be prepared to spend a lot of time out in the sun — and to look good doing it. With Ray-Ban Wayfarer Flat Metal Sunglasses your eyes get plenty of protection, with all the style you come to expect from a pair of Ray-Bans. Made from laser-cut stainless steel, they're finished in a range of matte colorways including white, red, blue, gunmetal, and black. Cut in a modern take on the classic wayfarer style, these frames are lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all day long.
Shwood's original Fifty/Fifty glasses offered a great mix of acetate and wood, so it only makes sense that these Shwood Fifty/Fifty Titanium Sunglasses mix premium hardwoods with vacuum-plated titanium. While the hardwoods form the end of the stems, the titanium at the front is cut from a single sheet of titanium for maximum flexibility and weight reduction. Of course, sunglasses are only worthwhile if they allow you to see, which is why each pair sports Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision lenses.
You don't need a screen in front of your eye to make your glasses smart. Tzukuri Eyewear does it by embedding a beacon inside each pair that links to your iPhone, letting you know if you're about to forget your glasses — or if you're about to walk away from your phone. Developed using 3D analysis to look good on more faces, with a result of six designs in three sizes, each pair is handcrafted in Japan and features high-quality polarized, anti-scratch lenses that offer 100% UV protection.
Celebrate the return of baseball — and keep your eyes protected at the ballpark — with these Shwood Louisville Slugger Sunglasses. Handcrafted from Louisville Slugger Ash wood in Portland, OR, these unique shades are available in two silhouettes, both of which are available in two distinct styles: the Select, which features two-tone, paint-dipped stems and a leather travel case, and the Original, which features a flame-tempered finish that brings out the natural woodgrain and a baseball-inspired carrying pouch. No matter which one you choose, you'll get a custom, hand-made wooden display box, a branded display bat, a custom trading card, and compliments from baseball aficionados everywhere.
Sure, Ray-Ban's version might be better known, but they sure as hell aren't as tough. Randolph Aviator Sunglasses ($99) were designed for the U.S. Military, and feature unique bayonet temples made to fit underneath headgear, lifetime-warranted solder joints, a variety of available non-polarized and polarized glass or polycarbonate lens options, including prescriptions, five different frame colors, and an included hard case and maintenance kit. If they're good enough for NASA, they're good enough for us.
Shwood is rightfully known for its sustainably-sourced wood-framed sunglasses. But their talents aren't tied in a single material. The new Shwood Fifty/Fifty Sunglasses are a perfect example. As the name suggests, these shades are a stylish mixture of Mazzucchelli acetate — plant-based and renewable — and fine wood inlays. And while looks are important, so is the ability to actually see out of them, which is why they sport optics from Carl Zeiss.
So maybe you're a little jealous of all your visually-impaired friends and their stylish frames — but just because you have perfect vision, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to rock a pair of Exovault Aluminum Eyeglasses ($400). Machined from solid aluminum, and available in either clear anodized or black anodized, these frames are made in small batches in a studio in Brooklyn. They ship without prescription lenses, so they're perfect for when you want to add a touch of hipster geek to your look, without a trip to the optometrist. And if you're one of the (un)lucky ones who truly needs corrective lenses, fret not, your eye doctor can always fit them with something functional.
These days a pair of wayfarers is pretty dime-a-dozen — though that's not meant to diminish the classic style of a timeless pair of frames. Stand out the next time you want to block the sun's rays with a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer Leather Sunglasses ($300). Made in the retro silhouette that's been around since 1956, these sunglasses have been updated for a new generation with genuine calf leather frames. Available in black or brown calf leather, with brown or green neophan polarized lenses.
In honor of Beck's recent musical release Songreader — a book of sheet music, not an album, meant to be played by fans, not listened to — Warby Parker has released a limited edition pair of frames called the Carmichael. These Beck x Warby Parker Eyeglasses ($95) are available in two colorways and two variations: rootbeer and crystal colors in both eyeglasses and sunglasses. They feature a round lens and a keyhole bridge, lending a style they describe as a cross between bookish and bohemian. As usual, the lenses are made from impact-resistant polycarbonate, while the frames are made from high-quality cellulose acetate. No matter what you choose, they're the perfect glasses to wear when you sit down with your instrument of choice, read, and play.
What's the best way to improve on the classic look of a pair of aviator sunglasses? Wrap it them gold, of course. These Ray-Ban Aviator Solid Gold Sunglasses ($3,200) — an exclusive edition limited to only 1,200 pairs, numbered and engraved — feature frames made entirely from pure 18-karat gold. They come with polarized Neophan Green lenses that produce the most natural vision possible in a pair of sunglasses, creating clarity and comfort without modifying the way you see colors. Each pair ships with a brown leather carrying case worthy of protecting such a unique set of eyewear.