Oakley presses rewind and takes itself back to the ’90s when it debuted its first metal collection of sunglasses, the Oakley Wire. The popular frames are being re-released in a limited edition which consist of the original E, Square, and titanium T wire models.
Always delivering the goods season after season, Cutler and Gross impresses once again with their collection for Spring/Summer ’14. The new season is strong and colorful withe a seemingly endless selection of lens and frame combinations in frame styles that are sure to become instant classics.
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Garrett Leight releases his second eyewear collaboration with fashion designer Mark McNairy, the classically-styled Rowan. Available in a sunglass or optical frame, the Rowan is constructed using cellulose acetates from Japan and Italy, mineral glass lenses, and features stainless steel hinges and engraved core wires.
$445-$485, Garrett Leight
Retro Superfuture drops a massive collection of sunglasses this fall called Metropolis that features everything from marble-like frame treatments, all steel frames (above), and even a special line of frames with prints from scenes in Metropolis right in the acetate.
Southern California’s Salt Optics releases its second collection for 2013 and as usual the company continues to refine their styling that’s as sophisticated as the best that Europe can deliver while keeping that laid back California aesthetic. We’re talking frames in ultra thin, lightweight titanium, timeless half-rim styles in beautiful multi-layer acetate colorways, and sunglasses that elegantly combine both materials.
Slimane’s love for pared-down aesthetics debut in his new eyewear collection for the summer. The line is filled with classic aviator shapes and thick acetate frames that are accented with low-profile branding and high quality mineral glass lenses from Italy’s Barberini. $310-$375, Mr. Porter
The Wayfarer steps into the 21st century with a head to toe overhaul that reconstructs the iconic sunglass in a thermoplastic resin that enhances the durability of the frame, makes it extra lightweight, and much more flexible. $185-$220, Ray-Ban