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.
It might not seem like it right now, but Spring is right around the corner — and you can get your face ready for the change in fashion by grabbing up some Warby Parker Spring 2014 Eyewear. This year's lineup includes eight new shapes and six new colors, including the Walker in eye-popping Canton Blue, the Seymour in Whiskey Tortoise, the Kimball in Marzipan Tortoise, and the Lowry sunglasses in Green Citrine. As always, you can order 5 pairs of frames to try on at-home for free, and when you've made your selection, you can feel better knowing that your purchase will give someone in need access to affordable glasses.
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.