Northern Lights Optic specialises in eyewear influenced by 20th century designs, but with thoroughly modern 21st century materials and construction methods. The NL 18 sunglasses above are part of the new NLO Alpine Noir collection, characterised by black on black color schemes and classic ski-inspired design cues.
The NL 18 was developed to evoke the styling of World War II-era aviation goggles, with removable leather side shields, a subtle pilot eye shape, and a single-bridge design. They measure in at 49-23-143 and if you don’t like all black, they also come in matte silver and G15 green (pictured below).
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