Tech details, design blend for innovative looks
Sunglasses may be the ultimate fashion accessory, and that’s true like never before for men. Vintage traits and classical shapes have been reworked with absolute precision and attention to detail. Aviator and wayfarer-inspired square styles reign this fall, with toned-down color palettes, subtle fade effects and lots of premium metals. The tech is never far from sight, with high-quality lenses, nose pads and temple ends emphasizing performance and comfort. Look for innovative design features and finishes including double bridges, keyholes and other clever aesthetic touches for the modern man. — CLODAGH NORTON
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This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of INVISION.
SALT + AETHER
One of two sleek styles for the new collab by SALT and technical outerwear label Aether, model Explorer is a motorcycle-inspired high-tech titanium sunglass with side shields that reduce peripheral wind and light (and look absolutely ace, even if you’re not on a bike). Available in brushed gold with brown tortoise side; traditional silver with black tortoise side; black sand with black side shield; and black sand with white side shield. Features include titanium nose pads and polarized lens options.
(949) 574-3800 | saltoptics.com
Another well-balanced aviator with a double bridge, the Clint series is inspired by Eastwood’s character in Dirty Harry. Mega-masculine in titanium, yet it has soft edges and deep lenses.
(510) 984-0082 | orgreenoptics.com
A clean sophisticated shape created from titanium in Japan, model Piper combines classical design and luxury styling. Part of the Air Corps Collection, and seen here in rose gold with gray gradient lenses.
(212) 838-3090 | morgenthalfrederics.com
An exciting round design inspired by the goggles of 1930s aviators in the southwestern U.S., model SoupCan features an innovative new “sandwich” frame construction that takes 75 steps. Watch a video at invmag.us/9153.
(619) 500-3227 | tavat-eyewear.com
Classic acetate doesn’t get much better than this. Designed and made in France, model Oregon has an elegant P3 silhouette and vintage keyhole bridge for effortless preppy cool. Offered in four classic shades.
(800) 832-8233 | lafont.com
Model AR 6027 has the latest aviator styling done in inimitable Armani fashion, including its square shape and a thin metal double bridge. Seen here with a brown tortoise frame and brown lenses.
(800) 422-2020 | luxottica.com