Once an exclusive to Japan, Oakley's Frogskins LX have finally come stateside. The LX is a premium version of one of Oakley's Frogskin styles, upgraded with handmade acetate, metal logo detailing, and multilayer frame treatments. $120-$170, Oakley
The folks over at SUPER decided to treat us with two brand new shades prior to their estimated release in Fall/Winter 2014. The Reflek and Spektra come mounted on SUPER’s signature Leon and Primo sihouettes. The timeless designs feature a raw yet premium quality metal construction, paired with 100% tempered glass lenses in unique acid green and copper colorways made by storied Italian manufacturer Barberini.
Japanese brand mastermind JAPAN goes out with a bang this season, which will be its last. Today we can preview one of their next collaborations. Together with Oakley they worked on two versions of the iconic Frogskin sunglasses. Coming in matte black with gray lenses and in satin black with mirrored lenses, both models feature a custom mastermind JAPAN all-over print on the arms.
Maybe you're familiar with the glasses of choice for edgy intellectuals and creative-types, the Moscot Lemtosh; they're hard to miss, with their distinct rounded frame and keyhole bridge. If you're fortunate enough to own a pair, you can add on the Moscot Cliptosh ($75), their companion clip-on sunglasses. Available in matte black and gold, they come in each of the three Lemtosh sizes. Or, buy both, and step up your geek-chic game a bit.
With Nicoll's first men's line debuting this summer, its only right that the line get a sunglass collection to match. The label teamed up with Ksubi to create a six piece collection of frames that combine classic frame shapes with metal inserts that surround the lenses for a modern twist.
New from MYKITA is a range of modish sunglasses for 2013, steeped in the design principle of form following function. Merging characteristics of 1930s and 1970s era frames, a sporty vintage direction is exercised for this release, which includes a variety of colors and styles. With stainless steel and acetate components being mixed for this drop, the German eyewear manufacturer benefits from its long-standing background in offering a pleasing selection of summer eyewear options.
Illesteva has introduced a new “Colored Mirrors” series for its Leonard silhouette; a perfect addition for Summer 2013. Taking their classic Leonard frame and combining it with the very athletic mirrored lens is a bold move, but one that we feel really makes for a fantastic looking piece. The Leonard is offered in either matte black or clear acetate with tortoiseshell acetate arms and one of three colorways — red, blue or green for the matte black frames and red, purple or green for the clear frames. As with all Illesteva eyewear, these are handmade in Italy
Native Sons takes to the trend of literary-inspired eyewear with their Spring 2013 “Sons of Glory” collection of sunglasses. With frames named and inspired by iconic authors, this seasons sunglasses are handcrafted with premium materials; including cellulose acetate and titanium. Blending timeless styles with high-end materials and master craftsmanship, Native Sons’ “Sons of Glory” collection is another strong showing from the brand.
Tender just released their very own pair of sunglasses and its quite a special piece. The frames are handmade in England from a natural acetate sourced from cotton pulp. The frames are cut, polished, and filed by hand and then the stems are attached with seven barrel hinges. It also comes with a leather strap to wear around the neck and can be removed if needed.
Warby Parker takes it back to the Roaring Twenties for its new "1922" collection. Think the glamor of The Great Gatsby with a modern finish. The frames feature stainless steel and acetate detailing and come with prescription or sunglass lenses. $95, Warby Parker