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Small But Mighty, A Hinge Can Make or Break a Frame … Here Are 9 Worth Noting

Sun style or ophthalmic, these styles all have remarkable ways of keeping it all together.

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ROUNDTEN eyewear

Roundten

The Perez’s hinge design is free of screws and welds and was inspired by the need to eliminate impact between train cars. This durable frame with ready-for-anything hinges has a Flextal core.

(877) 889-0399, villaeyewear.com

$340

Mykita eyewear

Mykita

The Jojo features Mykita’s patented Endura hinge, which is designed to require minimal maintenance or re-adjustment. The style, from the Acetate collection, is created with Acetate Renew.

mykita.com

$635

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Lightec eyewear

Öga 

With a durable flex hinge that allows for easy opening and closing at the temples, the 10171O has textured rims and a smooth acetate front.

(800) 526-8838, morel-france.com

$315

Silhouette eyewear

Silhouette

From the Lite Wave Collection, the 4559 has screwless hinges with a closing mechanism hidden in the endpiece to allow for seamless adjustments.

(518) 272-5500, silhouette.com

$500

Morgenthal Frederics eyewear

Morgenthal Frederics

Drawing inspiration from the decade of the same name, the Nineties Series includes the Ninety-Four, a round sun style with a custom cuff on the hinge to match its unique temple tips.

(800) 899-1060, morgenthalfrederics.com

$595

Small But Mighty, A Hinge Can Make or Break a Frame … Here Are 9 Worth Noting

Marc Jacobs

A three-dimensional milling treatment defines the design of MJ 1045/S, which also features standout hinges with a metal plaque inside the temples.

(800) 631-1188, mysafilo.com

$255

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Starck Biotech Paris eyewear

Starck Biotech Paris

Featuring the award-winning SPHERE hinge, the SH3081 is a combination frame that demonstrates Philippe Starck’s legendary less-is-more approach. The hinge is a single ball of stainless steel inserted into an injected front and paired with an ultrathin titanium temple.

(800) 422-2020, my.luxottica.com

$268

JF Rey eyewear

JF Rey

Form meets function on the 1517, where the hinges serve as a cheerful accent on a masculine, acetate frame.

jfrey.fr/en

$500

Fysh eyewear

Fysh

The Ocean Gold (F-2073) is a patterned acetate with a head-turning, jewelry-inspired hinge design.

(855) 455-0042, westgroupe.com

$234.98

Rachel Bozek is a contributing writer for INVISION.

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