As the sun threatens to break through the grayness of winter, it's time to start hunting for that most summery of accessories: sunglasses. Tumi Traverso Eyewear ($235-$245) fits the bill, with three distinct models — the sporty Brooklyn, in-between Severn, and Wayfarer-like Coronado — built with premium materials, sporting Tumi ZR3 Zeiss CR-39 Polarized lenses, and coming complete with a ballistic nylon case to make certain they last for more than just this season.
Favored by the McRoyal himself, these new Persol Steve McQueen Sunglasses ($310-$360) are a tribute to McQueen's favorite pair of shades, featuring a unique folding system, a total of four signature Persol arrows, an included leather case, and the Steve McQueen signature on the inside of the temple arm. Available in black with black lens, tortoise with brown lens, or McQueen's — and our — favortie tortoise with blue lens.
Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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Eating right doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all snacking. Chomps is a beef snack stick with no added sugar, gluten, dairy, hormones, or antibiotics. The 100% grass-fed beef they use offers 9 grams of protein and under 110 calories in every stick. Available in four flavors, it's a delicious beef jerky you can enjoy with zero guilt.
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Be like the dapper one named Don in the Randolph Engineering Ad Man Sunglasses ($170). These aviator-style sunglasses feature a 23k gold finish, bayonet temples, polarized gray lenses, and clear stem covers. Available in a variety of sized to fit even the smallest or largest heads.
Looking for a way to disguise your superhero powers when interacting with the common man? Grab yourself a Secret Identity Eyeglass Kit ($40). Based in part on one of the most effective alter egos ever — Superman's delightfully inept Clark Kent — this pair of plain black frames with clear plastic lenses is sure to help you blend in with the crowd, and can also help you achieve a more academic look when attempting to bag that librarian you met at the coffee shop.