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New Orleans-Inspired: KREWE du Optic Eyewear
Part entrepreneurial endeavor, part love letter to his hometown, Stirling Barrett's KREWE du Optic was founded three years ago in New Orleans, after Barrett's time away from home for art school refueled his love of the city's uniqueness. He tells...
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Flatline Sunglasses
Not exactly the most unassuming shades, these square, retro-futuristic Flatline sunglasses from RVS are (like all their designs) handmade by Italian artisans using quality acetate. With each pair boasting a hand-written brand signature, these sunglasses...
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OXYDO + Clémence Seilles Sunglasses
Italian eyewear brand OXYDO has joined forces with French artist Clémence Seilles for a super-daring and brightly colored collection of sunglasses. The OXYDO Lab SS16 collection features six styles—simple in shapes but extreme in colors and materials...
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Mido Eyewear Show 2016
While you might not have heard of it, Italy's Mido Eyewear Show is the leading event for eyewear professionals. It's an exhibition during which major international brands present their new styles and innovations for prescription specs and sunglasses...
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TYG Spectacles
by Ivan Carvalho for Freunde von Freunden With over 7,000 kilometers of coastline, Italy is blessed by geography since locals are never too far from a beach and a chance to soak up the sun’s rays. It’s no wonder then that wearing sunglasses...
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Kincaid Sunglasses
Warby Parker's Kincaid sunglasses are an effortlessly show-stopping take on classic aviators that partially exposes the lenses. The seemingly continuous line of the frame's lightweight titanium makes them sleek, and the two colorways (brushed navy...
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Dom Vetro + Cardinal Motors' DV R100/7 Collection
Drawing upon their shared appreciation for meticulously designed and crafted goods, luxury eyewear company Dom Vetro and Chad Hodge—the founder of Brooklyn-based custom motorcycle shop Cardinal Motors—teamed up to rebuild a 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle...
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Cousins Sunglasses
Harkening back to the beach style of the '50s, Costalots prides itself on quality and simplicity. The "Cousins" frames in the soft white "Rice" colorway balance contemporary and retro styling. Cellulose acetate keeps these neutral shades surprisingly...
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St Louis Sunglasses
KREWE du Optic makes specs and sunglasses generally inspired by founder Stirling Barrett's passion for his hometown of New Orleans. Our pick from the brand for this winter happens to cite another city, however. The St Louis style shades ($215) come...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Summer Dreaming
While half the world is enduring the grey skies and blustery winds of winter, the other half is living it up in glorious sunshine. That said, all of us are approaching the holiday season. So whether your next poolside hangout is on vacation, around...
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Dreyfuss Sunglasses
With handmade Italian acetate frames, Komono's Dreyfuss sunglasses are high-quality without sacrificing style. While the design is available in various colorways, our pick is the gender-neutral Matte Indigo with a tortoiseshell-esque pattern just loud...
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Henning Sunglasses
For their most recent collaboration, Ghostly and Warby Parker have created a pair of minimal and classy sunglasses: the Henning. Made from premium matte acetate and Japanese titanium, the frames offer 100% UV protection and an anti-scratch coating...
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Carla Colour Eyewear
Brisbane-raised and Brooklyn-based Carla Robertson had been working as a television producer for about 15 years until a few major life events put everything into focus. "I've always dreamed about doing a line of eyewear—and then I got pregnant...
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Cat Eye Sunglasses
We can't all have Adam Selman create a custom sheer dress covered in 230,000 hand-applied crystals like he did for Rihanna at last year's CFDA awards, but thankfully his collaboration with affordable Aussie brand Le Specs is much more accessible. Inspired...
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InAisce + RIGARDS: Architectural Anatomy
The innovation-driven makers at RIGARDS and NYC-based "anti-trend" clothing label InAisce (pronounced “in-ask-ee”) have come together to envision eyewear that simultaneously feels like a foreign object from the future and a relic excavated from the...
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Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
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Emerald Tortoiseshell Sunglasses
Named for a popular hiking trail across the Golden Gate Bridge, the new Sunski Dipseas combine classic styling with bold touches. The polarized lenses are super-bright emerald green (and offer certified UVA/B/400 protection), but the shape and tortoiseshell...
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Five Neutral Sunglasses for Spring 2015
Spring has technically sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warmer season comes more sunshine. Choosing a pair of sunglasses to last a season (and, ideally, much longer) can be a daunting task—while classics like black Wayfarers or metallic...
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Gold-Plated Sunglasses
Brooklyn artist collective EXOvault has become known for their steampunk iPhone cases, as they're not afraid to play with aluminum, brass or titanium. Now they've launched their first eyewear design, which they manufacture themselves. A closer look...
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The Jack Sunglasses
Putting a modern spin on the '60s swagger of JFK in the summer, Traps Eyewear presents the universally flattering Jack shades. Lest anyone thinks these are your run-of-the-mill sunglasses, the frames' high-quality Italian acetate is paired with aged...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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