These are the new Marko sunglasses by Tom Ford, they were worn by 007 in Skyfall, they’re made in Italy, each pair offers 100% UV/UVB protection and they come in your choice of 4 colours.
Knockaround is an eyewear company founded by Adam “Ace” Moyer after he managed to lose 3 pairs of expensive sunglasses in a single weekend.
Nannini is a small Italian company that builds some of the finest goggles you’ll find anywhere in the world, each pair is handmade using soft leather and this goggle, their TT model…
Raen is a smaller company, focussing on handmade sunglasses for the American market. Their Lenox sunglasses are all made by hand one at a time from 100% Pulp Acetate and have polarised lenses, just the thing for summer.
Shwood is a Portland, Oregon based company that hand makes these remarkable sunglasses from sustainably harvested African hardwoods. This pair, called the ‘Ashland in Zebrawood’, has high grade Carl Zeiss lenses with 100% UV protection, stainless steel hinges and a multi-ply wooden frame.
The Serpico range by Smith Optics falls into the retro aviator catagory, not a bad thing nowadays as many new sunglass-styles leave you looking like a surprised, futuristic bumblebee. Smith uses carbonic lenses (it’s a hard polycarbonite, not glass) to avoid the risk of getting broken glass thrust into your delicate eyeballs should you perform an accidental dismount off of whatever it is you were riding.
When NASA astronauts are launched into space they wear these sunglasses. That might be all you need to know about them really. Oh and they’re also the standard issue sunglasses for US fighter pilots. Ben…