49er Sunglasses by RETROSUPERFUTURE

49er Sunglasses by RETROSUPERFUTURE

The 49er Sunglasses by RETROSUPERFUTURE are made using premium Italian acetate construction in a style that’ll appeal to many due to its minimalist form that evokes the look of designs that were popular in the 1950s. Each pair of sunglasses is made from hand-laid acetate with wire core temples for added strength and flexibility, they…

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Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses

Randolph Aviator Sunglasses

Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses were originally developed to military spec standards (Mil-S-25948) for use by fighter pilots and astronauts. They been standard issue to all military pilots since 1982, and they have the bayonet temples that are required to put the sunglasses on (and take them off) when you’re wearing a helmet. Technicians at Randolph…

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Jbird Collective Leather Sunglasses

Leather Sunglasses

Leather isn’t a material we’re used to seeing used for sunglasses, in fact this is the first 100% leather sunglass design ever offered for sale. It’s a new creation from the team at Jbird Collective, they spent months developing prototypes in order to get the correct amount of rigidity, along with internal stainless steel hinges…

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American Optical General Sunglasses

American Optical General Sunglasses

American Optical have been producing sunglasses to U.S. Armed Forces standards since the 1950s, they created the first American aviator design and their sunglasses were the first to be worn on the Moon. The double-bridge General Sunglasses you see here are American Optical’s take on the classic aviator design, they have lightweight polarised glass lenses…

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Mountaineering Sunglasses by Northern Lights Optic

Hiking Sunglasses

Mountaineering sunglasses were originally developed to protect early mountain climbers from the blinding glare kicked up by miles of ice and snow, they typically have leather or canvas enveloping the wearer’s eyes and moderate to dark tinted lenses. This pair by Northern Lights Optic is fitted with grey Aurora™ CR39 lenses and removable has leather…

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American Optical Pilot Sunglasses

American-Optical-Flight-Goggle-58

In 1958 American Optical released the Flight Goggle 58 – now better known as the “Original Pilot Sunglass” (or OPS) for the US Air Force and NASA. The Flight Goggle 58 would become standard issue for all American pilots and astronauts from the late-50s right the way through into the mid-80s, three decades that would…

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Shwood Wood Sunglasses

Shwood Wood Sunglasses Govy

If you’ve ever wanted a pair of sunglasses that float you might want to take a look at these wooden sunglasses by Shwood. The model pictured here is called the “Govy”, each pair comes in a protective wooden box and the MSRP is $145 – which is comparable with a mid-range pair of Ray-Bans or Oakleys.

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Ray-Ban Clubmaster

RayBan Clubmaster 3

The Clubmaster by Ray-Ban is one of the most iconic sunglass designs of the 20th century, the retro look has now entered “timeless” status – meaning they’re in the same league as the Wayfarer and the Aviator as sunglasses that you can wear no matter what the current trends are, and still look good.

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