Ray-Ban has done it again. Just when you think the cool dad of the sunglasses world can’t possibly release something new and interesting that captures the attention of just about anybody who wishes to keep the sun out of their eyes, it nails it — for like the millionth time.
The new frame is called the Double Bridge, and it’s called that because, well, it has two bridges. There’s nothing loud or shouty about them. They’re classic yet contemporary — distinct yet modest. They come with intricate metal wire detailing and acetate inserts that add a nice bit of contrast against the metal frame, and that’s about it.
Expect these to stay in the Ray-Ban rotation for some time.
Oakley’s new Crossrange sunglasses were designed for those on the move. Whether it’s for active use or simply exploring the city, the sunglasses were designed from the ground up to transform into a frame that is perfect for things like running or cycling and then can be changed up for everything else. What they’ve done is created a modular design that has easy to swap grippy earstems and nose pieces for sport and and an opposite of lower profile pieces for everyday use.
For the next few days, Aviator is making available a limited run of its iconic Ambermatic aviator sunglasses. Optioned are the Ray-Ban Classic Aviator, the Ray-Ban Classic Aviator with curved temple tips, the Ray-Ban Shooter and the Ray-Ban Outdoorsmen.
Ambermatic is a special yellow lens that darkens, depending on light and temperature conditions by transitioning from yellow to brown to in turn block glares and then highlight outlines and shapes.
The frames on all of the limited edition aviators remain timeless and untainted, appropriately featuring their signature teardrop design.
Again, you can shop the limited edition (100 units) aviators today through June 5 on Ray-Ban.com.
Following up the more lifestyle-focused design released last year, Kelly Slater launches the Template. The new model features an oversized frame with a slight wrap to to give you thorough coverage against the sun. They’ve also added “sport enhanced” bridges and temples for a better grip on your face when you’re on the move. Just like last year’s model, the frames are made from a plant-based polymer and even the sunglass pouch is made from environmentally-friendly bamboo fibers.
From the outside, Oakley’s new Latch sunglass is a sleek and low-profile take on a classic eyewear shape, but this is Oakley we’re talking about and there’s more to it than just a great looking pair of shades. A project designed in collaboration with skateboarders Eric Koston, Curren Caples, Sean Malto, and photographer, Atiba Jefferson, Latch features a clever little clip that reveals itself once the earstems are folded in. The clip allows you to latch the frames on your shirt, a simple, but oh so necessary feature that we wish every sunglass had.
Stussy has just dropped the second half of its Spring/Summer 2015 Eyegear range, offering up two more styles to keep you protected from the sun’s harsh rays as we move into warmer months. Both styles offer a classic, versatile shape, with the Naomi being available in black, dark green and navy blue, and the Rockey in navy, black and tortoiseshell. Both retail for the price of $142 per pair.
The classic and popular Ray-Ban Wayfarer silhouette gets an update this summer with the introduction of the “Fleck” collection.
This collection features several colorways of the classic tortoiseshell pattern, infusing colors apart from the standard brown. With pink, green, blue and gold infused in chestnut brown set with black arms, tortoiseshell lovers will definitely want a new pair in their collection. You also have the choice of either light-absorbing lenses in matching B-15 polarized finishes. Check out the collection here, retailing for $215 USD.
Ray-Ban‘s decorated Wayfarer sunglasses have been reimagined with a denim construction. Handmade in Italy, each ”Denim Wayfarer” eyepiece sports a unique, rugged denim look, which will pleasingly evolve with age and wear. Original rivets provide the final touch for both blue denim, and black denim designs. Retailing for $174 USD, both “Denim Wayfarer” shades have been stocked on Amazons’ online shop.