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.
Winter is coming. That means cooler temps and harsh winds. The Triple F.A.T. Goose Eldridge Parka can handle both and look great doing so. The jacket is insulated with 675 fill power white goose down to keep your body warm, while a removable coyote fur-lined hood protects your face. Its outer shell is specially treated to repel both water and stains and is equipped with plenty of pockets to store all the essentials. Basically, it offers everything you'd expect from a luxury performance coat, but with their direct-to-consumer model, you get it for a fraction of the cost.
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The Timex Mil-Spec W-46374B watch was built for only two months in 1982. Designed for the Marines, it was made with a plastic case that did not open, making it truly disposable. The MK1 draws inspiration from that unique timepiece, and remains lightweight, but is instead built for the long haul thanks to a 40mm durable metal case. Available in four colorways, it also features Indiglo illumination, a double layer nylon style slip-thru strap, a quartz movement and is 30-meter water resistant.
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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.