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Monday, August 31, 2009

Randolph Glasses | Aviator

It’s never been more important to keep things authentic, and one heritage brand yet to jump on the trend bandwagon is Randolph Glasses. Oi Polloi have brought the USA Made frames into our line of vision through making these 3 different shades of Aviators available online. Tested by US miltary pilots & NASA astronauts.
Made in the USA from the very finest components, with a lifetime frame guarantee. These are the very sunglasses supplied to the US military- the original aviator since 1937.

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SOPHNET. - Binchotan (White Charcoal) Sunglasses

Valued for its unique characteristic, binchotan, or often called “white charcoal”, is use in a myriad of applications in Japan. Unlike traditional charcoal, binchotan is odorless when burn nor leave unsightly marking when handle. Instead, you would often see it in water bottles at restaurants and cafes because of its natural filtration trait.

Another of its special attribute is its strength, with hardness some compared to those found on cast iron. A reason why SOPHNET.’s creative director Hirofumi Kiyonaga decided to incorporate it into its new clear lens sunglasses. Plastic resin is mixed with amble amount of binchotan, then hand molded and finished individually.

The embedded binchotan gives a semi-translucent appearance much like a tortoiseshell.

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Available in black or brown, on sale now at SOPHNET. retailers worldwide and’s hnyee.Store

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Thursday, August 27, 2009


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Campaign: Tom Ford Fall / Winter 09 and Eyewear

Tom Ford’s Fall / Winter 09 ad campaign has now been spotted in the wild and seen on his website, including the controversial eyewear ads. The female model in the ads are Anna Jagodzinska and Tom Ford has brought back male model Jon Kortajarena.

The two are seen in various pieces for the campaign, well Anna is seen in various eyewear and nothing else. Initially when I saw these photos I thought they were done by Terry Richardson as it has a similar style to them, but as it turns out the photography work is credited to Tom Ford himself.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oakley x Grenade | Frogskin Online Release

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A-Morir Barracuda Pyramid Stud Sunglasses by Kerin Rose

Kerin Rose set up a-morir a little under a year ago. The designer is best known for her sunglasses, which are all made by hand in her workshop. To date she has made sunglasses for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Cassie, as well as Mickey Factz. Her sunglasses also recently appeared in Married to the MOB and Hellz Bellz lookbooks.

Rihanna is wearing the Pyramid Stud sunglasses in Jay-Z’s music video. The sunglasses are entirely covered in hand-painted pyramid studs, that have been slightly distressed. Since we know the question will come up – yes, you can actually perfectly see through them. You will be able to purchase the sunglasses from October, when not only a black, but also silver and gold colorways will be coming out. The sunglasses can be pre-ordered for 350 USD here.

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L-R-G x Oakley A Frame Goggles

Clothing company L-R-G and Oakley have collaborated to create two limited edition Oakley A Frame snow goggles set to hit shops in 2009. L-R-G will keep eyes shielded this winter with Oakley’s legendary A Frame goggle, an innovative design that has become the benchmark for fit, comfort, and optical performance on the snow.
The L-R-G x Oakley A Frame goggles come in two colorways and will be available in select limited locations worldwide.

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Dave’s Quality Meat X OAKLEY Frogskins

Heres a full look at DQM’s latest collaboration with Oakley, using the ever popular Frogskins model. Typical DQM inspiration in this Limited Edition of 50 frames releasing at DQM today.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Oakley C Six

Carved from a single block of Carbon Fiber at motorsport specialist Crosby Composites in England, the Oakley C Six is the flagship of their elite collection which highlights the best of the best of what Oakley's design labs have to offer.
The build process of the C Six involves 96 man hours of work on a block of carbon fiber that is CNC (computer numerically controlled) milled and is then matched with a "beta titanium spine" to add the necessary flex in the earstem for fit and comfort.
Only 250 examples of the C Six will be made and will also be complemented by an aluminum model which you can view after the jump.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Moscot Titanium

Moscot's signature styles are being brought into the 21st century with hi-tech titanium. The Nebb, Lemtosh, Miltzen, and Zelig are getting the titanium treatment which all maintain the classic looks but are now significantly lighter and thinner. Available September 15. Link:

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Henrik Vibskov 2009 Fall/Winter Sunglasses Collection

Whilst much of Henrik Vibskov’s approach to fashion has yielded some unconventional usages of shapes and colors, some of his eyewear seen here takes on a more traditional approach. Two different shapes are ultimately quite easy to pull of with some interesting but not too over-the-top patterns including a modified tortoise pattern and speckled blue on black style. Available now at Aloha Rag.

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“Costalots” Sunglasses

Brooklyn born Costalots Sunglasses is a new Sunglasses company started by Matthew Costa, with a fetish for vintage inspiration. The brands first season will be available this Saturday at Union LA for those on the West Coast.

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BLESS - Fall/Winter 2009 3-D Aviators

In terms of accessories, the team pushes the limits on shades just as all the other fashion forward styles (think shutter shades) had been. The gold rimmed aviators come in a green and red lens on each side, daring to put a three-dimensional spin on everything the wearer sees.

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Grenade X Oakley - Limited Edition Frogskins Pack | Release Info

The much speculated and discussed Grenade X Oakley Frogskins will finally hit the retail space next Monday, Aug 24, albeit the very very limited quantities. The army green treated Oakley Frogskins branded with Grenade logo hidden on the inside arm is going to be released in a pack along with a 1980s inspired poster featuring Danny Kass, a special letter, Grenade dogtag and glasses pouch. These will only be available to Grenade Army members and they run in 150, with each pair individually numbered.

Release Date: August 24 (Monday)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

project BLUE | Electric

Continuing the rollout of dope products helping to clean the oceans, Electric has released their contribution to the project BLUE campaign.
Proceeds from both the Meter (pictured) and the G.Six will go to “coastline protection initiatives worldwide.” If you need new glasses, it’s hard to argue against buying these.

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The Hundreds Fall 2009 Sunglasses | A First Look

A first look at the upcoming The Hundreds sunglasses, which are debuting for Fall 2009. The LA brand presents a rather classic frame silhouette with its own twist on the colors. The Hundreds logo appears on the side in the form of a script font. More styles should be coming out this season.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chaldron Optical System for The Thing Quarterly

The Thing. Not the John Carpenter movie, of course, but the subscription-only art object, curated by a different person each time.
Jonathan Lethem’s Chaldron Optical System is the current one, an item of enigmatic and satisfying beauty.

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Oakley - Polarized Frogskin Sunglasses

Added to Oakley extensive Frogskin designs this Summer are 2 new editions - the Polarized Frogskin Sunglasses. Still retained the classic silhouette, its distinctness is in the lens, where Oakley implemented its unique polarized lens construction.Essentially an embedded filter, polarized lens drastically reduced glare.
Oakley created a new polarized lens production method, including Infusion Molding. Where as other manufacturers “sandwiched” polarized filters within the lens, Oakley actually smelter the filter elements into the lens itself on a molecular level.
And like its Plutonite counterpart, the polarized lens from Oakley is impact resistant as well as multiple coatings to reduce dust and water buildup. But the only noticeable difference on appearance is the etched lettering “POLARIZED” on the left lens.

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High Costa living

kudos to Matt Costa for swapping out the usual UV-resistant lenses in his Costalots specs for top-of-the-line Italian-made ones by eyewear- (and camera-) snob favorite Carl Zeiss. They're standard-issue in the range's new Diego frame (pictured), which comes in both polarized and nonpolarized versions.
The shape's inspired by protective eyewear (and are made by Titmus Optical, which still manufactures industrial safety glasses and goggles) but the look is fifties-retro.
Costalots Diego sunglasses, $204, available now at and Mollusk Surf Shop NYC, 210 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, (718) 218-7456,

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Monday, August 17, 2009

SUPER x Liberty - Limited Sunglasses Collection

By selecting 3 signature floral prints in London’s Liberty & Co. vast porflio, design team of Daniel and Simon Beckerman from RETROSUPERFUTURE created a limited SUPER x Liberty Sunglasses Collection.

Featuring floral patterns Elysian, Wiltshire, and the popular Nina, each of the acetate frames is handcrafted in Italy and outfitted with precision Carl Zeiss lens. The SUPER x Liberty - Sunglasses Collection is available exclusively available at Liberty’s London Flagship and its official online store.

Liberty & Co.
Great Marlborough Street | Map
London W1B 5AH England

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