Fall: it’s the perfect time of year to tuck in your shirt and pop a collar. Adding glasses to any outfit lends a bookish style, which seems more appropriate as activities head indoors. With their new collection of early 1960s-inspired frames, New York City-based eyewear purveyor Warby Parker offers eight styles in an array of seasonal hues and nostalgic silhouettes. Harkening back to an era of major societal shift, Warby Parker's new Fall 2013 Collection captures the aesthetic of the day, but with a contemporary twist.
After another successful store opening near the High Line in NYC, Warby Parker continues with its robust offering of vintage-inspired eyewear. The design team has incorporated a mix of acetates and stainless steel and cast them in warm, autumnal colors. The Ames—debuting this season—provides ample width with a bold browline and is also available in a sunglasses version. The Ripley, also new, provides a slightly narrower silhouette and a rounded lens. Meanwhile the Rowan—with Warby's signature plaques and a more rectangular shape—adds a dose of professional esteem.
The spirit of the 1960s is most alive in the Holcomb and Ellison frames. With subtle cat eye accents and high-contrast color marbling, the Holcomb is both a throwback to the days of the British Invasion as well as a contemporary style piece, while the Ellison calls to mind a more downtown attitude. In addition to new frame styles, Warby Parker offers updated colorways to some of its existing styles, including our favorite, the Duckworth.
The Fall 2013 Collection is available at Warby Parker stores and showrooms, as well as on their website. Acetate frames start at $95, while the stainless steel-rimmed models begin at $145. Keeping in-line with their socially-conscious goals; for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need.
Images by Hans Aschim