Picks: Sunglasses

Nothing like a set of tinted lenses set in some handcrafted frames to hide the pain in a man’s eyes

Ahead of the sunny months ( so he says ), heres a few pairs of shapes that are so nice you won’t wanna take them off. Proper takes no responsibility for the inevitable annoying acquantances who insist on trying them on in a weak attempt at bonding.

Akila Legacy raw

Those keen eyed magpies at Oi Polloi have always had a great eye for sunspecs, this season is no different. They’re supplying the mean streets of Northern Quarter with LA based brand AKILA who’s bio based matte frames are extracted from cotton and wood pulp. Green sunglasses for the green souls.

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Oliver Peoples Taron

They don’t come cheap but a good pair of Oliver Peoples will last you a lifetime – just ask Larry David.

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Monokel Apollo

Swedes Monokel are also using cotton/wood pulp acetate for these super sleek frames. They could work with it all – tailoring to streetwear and everywhere inbetween.

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Paul Smith Arnold v2

Improved lenses in timeless frames handcrafted in Italy. Paul Smith is a classic brand for a classic man.

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A-COLD-WALL* x Retrosuperfuture Caro

Pick of the bunch comes from Samuel Ross’ A-COLD-WALL*. Understudy to Virgil Abloh and mogul in his own right Ross’ design vocabulary is one of the most important in fashion right now. These sunglasses embody his commitment to pushing boundaries whilst upholding the virtues of craftmanship.

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