1315 Vuarnet Glacier Sunglasses
In the early days of mountaineering, the gear was rudimentary and the risk was high but the reward was immortal glory. Be the first to summit a peak or venture up a new route and your name goes into the history books and into climbing lore for good...
Anne et Valentin Arrives in Brooklyn
For the daring eyeglasses wearer in search of a new signature pair of frames, a potential soulmate could be found within Anne et Valentin's collection. The French independent eyewear brand was started by a couple in the 1980s, and has been producing...
Mark Mothersbaugh + Shane Baum Eyewear
As a member of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh is often recognized by his iconic assortment of spectacular spectacles. Now he's sharing his love for unique glasses by launching a collection of eyewear in collaboration with his wife Anita Greenspan and designer...
Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear
While Warby Parker has been the indisputable leader of the affordable designer eyewear movement, a new wave of like-minded brands (David Kind, for example) have quickly caught on—resulting in even more choices for the discerning but economical customer...
Chilli Beans x YACHT Collaborate on Fun Eyewear
Earlier this year, casual Brazilian eyewear brand Chilli Beans collaborated with bounce music artist Big Freedia on a collection of sunglasses and optical frames. They've hit a home run again working with YACHT, a playful duo—Jona Bechtolt and Claire...
Warby Parker, Venice
Though the Venice boardwalk may once have been the place to see the eclectic beach town, Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become the go-to destination for shopping and eating, making it the perfect location for Warby Parker’s first free-standing shop...
Luxury Eyewear from David Kind
The eyewear world changed dramatically when Warby Parker launched in 2010. The days of spending rent on a pair of glasses are (thankfully) behind us. The quality of lenses and frames offered by many affordable eyewear brands sometimes don't stand...
"People will stare. Make it worth their while," says the motto of innovative Norwegian eyewear label Kaibosh. As a multi-channel eyewear concept led by design above all else, Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses...
Led by design above all else, eyewear label Kaibosh was founded by Helge Flo and Michelle Rowley to make buying glasses more fun. Their collaborative "Twoway" sunglasses with Norwegian fashion label HAiK can be reversed thanks to a special 180°-turning...
Unbreakable Sunglasses by Italia Independent
Ideal for those accident-prone amongst us, the I-Ultra sunglasses from Italia Independent are made entirely of rubber, save for the high-quality lenses of course. The malleable frames can be bent in essentially any direction without breaking, making...
Lesca Lunetier Eyewear, Paris
Celebrating 50 years of creating high quality eyewear frames, France's Lesca Lunetier recently opened a new flagship shop and showroom in Paris' Le Marais area. To add depth to the retail experience, the family-owned eyewear brand shares the space...
Solid Swim Suits and Circular Sunglasses for Summer
We're well into summer on the northern half of the globe, but it's never too late to refresh your outdoor activewear. In the midst of a wild graphic patterns blitz (particularly for ladies), we've chosen some of our favorite solid suits, differentiated...
Götti Frames's Subtle Refinement
Since 1998, Zurich-based optician-turned-designer Sven Götti has been dreaming up shapes and concepts (releasing about 40 new models each year) that tickle his fancy. At first glance, götti Switzerland frames look pretty conventional with clean lines...
Smile More With SPY's Happy 20 Collection
For two decades now, Southern California's SPY has been making eyewear inspired by the region's action sports culture. While many other optics brands have survived for longer, the 20 year mark is rather impressive for an independent company. To celebrate...
This Season's Best Graphic Swimwear + Sunglasses
While the sunshine has been teasing the Northern Hemisphere for some time, real summertime weather is finally upon us. In celebration of all the beach adventures, poolside hangouts and river tubing to come, the CH team has hand-picked some of the most...
Three Pieces of Spring Motorcycle Gear
The timeless debate of fashion versus function can become a serious one when it's literally your skin on the line. So rather than forego the proper gear to keep your core temperature down, it's best to simply tailor your kit according to where and...
Tens Filter Sunglasses
Thanks to the ever-expanding world of social media photography, many of us have become a little filter obsessed. The ability to enhance or modify everything we capture means easily morphing reality into the prettiest versions technology can envision...
1082 Black on Cream Sunglasses
Stand apart from even the artsiest of crowds with Cutler and Gross' 1082 sunglasses, one of the latest 100% UV400-absorbent styles from the London-based opticians. Flattering cat-eyes channel Piet Mondrian, and put a new spin on how you “frame” your...
Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
Safilo by Marc Newson
Italian eyewear brand Safilo is turning 80 this year and instead of hosting a retrospective celebration of its achievements, they chose to honor the important occasion by asking Marc Newson to work on their next set styles, drawn with inspiration...
Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury
In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride...
Moncler Lunettes Mido 2014
Following up on their successful launch only a year ago, and a critically acclaimed partnership with Pharrell Williams in Autumn 2013, French-Italian outerwear and accessories company Moncler is expanding their range of sunglasses, the Lunettes...
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic...
Very French Gangsters
For elementary school kids, glasses can be considered a physical as well as mental constraint to their carefree lives. A pair of Very French Gangsters, however, is a confidence-boosting accessory that will set wearers apart from the crowd—in the...