Dita Flight.005

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Dita sought the input of some real aviators for their Flight collection and after showing its sketches to a number of pilots, one pilot asked if there could be a navigator style created for the collection. The company then worked with the pilot and eventually drew up the sleek Flight 005. Styled in the boxier navigator silhouette, the Flight.005 has a big presence with its oversized titanium frame that is both modern and classic in its aesthetic with its subtle, sculpted temple tips and titanium nosepads that'll never wear out.

$445, Dita

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Super Primo Belloccio Sunglasses

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You can absolutely do no wrong with a classic gold pair of aviators, but this pair from Super takes that idea and goes to town with it in their new Primo Belloccio sunglass. Part of their just announced Winter '14 collection, the frame takes rose gold and adds a nice dose of brown textured leather that envelope the frame's bridge and arms for a luxurious interpretation of the fashion favorite. The frame features Barberini glass lenses from Italy and also comes in a tapered, teardrop lens shape.

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Ottomilla Eyewear 8M1P

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If sleek and understated is your style then Ottomilla's new 8M1P deserves a place on your checklist. The low-profile sunglasses are handmade in Italy in an ultra thin frame that is practically flat when the arms are folded in.

The frames also uses tempered mineral lenses with anti-reflective coating on the inside of the lens and the frame now comes hand wrapped in leather. It's also available in a more squared off lens shape and is offered in am "Avana" tortoise acetate.

Bottega 8000

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Shwood RX

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Shwood fans can finally get their full line of frames in prescription form with the debut of Shwood RX. Their wood originals, acetates, and titanium frames will get the full optical treatment and you'll be able to order both frame and lens right from the site. The frames will be equipped with premium polycarbonate lenses which are much thinner and lighter than plastic and can also come with anti-reflective lenses and 1.67 high index for an additional fee. Just like the sunglass line, the frames are handmade in Portland and are available today starting at $275.

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Gordon Graham Eyewear

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Nothing grabs our attention more than the words "Made in Japan" when it comes to eyewear and one of the newest entries into the space, Gordon Graham, has all our attention with their handcrafted, JApanese frames. The ultra-premium frames are handcrafted by a small team of Japanese artisans in Sabae, Japan, using only the best materials with no compromises. Each frame is finished with their trademark 18k design pieces and each frame uses thin, MR20 1.60 high index polarized lenses which also come from Japan.

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Warby Parker Winter '14

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The fourth and final seasonal collection from Warby Parker is now up adding a range of styles and colors for all tastes and sizes. Colorful two-tones make a big statement in their new frames and strong, but subtle styles like the Keene (above) deliver beautiful lines and rich acetate-based hues. For brighter climates, Warby also adds a handful of shades in different shapes and colorways for those of you lucky to enjoy sunnier days this winter.

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Oliver Peoples Kempner

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Aviators are a dime a dozen, but these aren't your average aviators. Oliver Peoples' Kempner takes it up a notch with a lightweight, low-profile titanium frame, and coin-edge detailing on the front wire. The frames come in various colors and are available with gradient lenses or glare-reducing polarized lenses.

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Oakley Milestone

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Milestone could not be a more appropriate name for Oakley's latest eyewear innovation. The frame is the one of the thinnest, lightest, and strongest frames they've ever created and it's not even made out of metal. They're calling the material NanOmatter, a new frame material that consists of thin cross sections and is as thin as a titanium frame, but with the comfort and strength of plastic. That'll be music to the ears of anyone who's ever warped a pair of acetate frames or simply find the material too heavy on the face.

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Persol Icons

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Nearing almost 100 years in business, Persol looks to the last 99 and commemorates three of of their most famous models. Those three are the 649, the 714, and the Cellor. The three styles represent important chapters in the company's history.

First up is the 649, an iconic frame shape designed in 1957 for Turin tram drivers and quickly became a fashion staple when actor Marcello Mastroianni wore it in the acclaimed comedy, Divorce Italian Style. Next is the 714, a variation of the 649 and was a favorite of Steve McQueen and was the first folding sunglass. Both frames will also be offered in an optical version for the first time. Last but not least is the Cellor, a timeless piece from the 1950s that returns with the same mixed materials, half-rim design.

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Warby Parker Corner Collection

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For their Corner Collection, Warby Parker had some fun with a number of traditional silhouettes and added their own spin with new details and angular lines that adds a fresh new look to their stable of popular optical frames and sunglasses.

Our favorite pieces are the Quentin (above) and Teddy which takes a classic frame shape and switches it up with hard lines, bold acetate colors, keyhole nosebridges, and a stainless steel brow bar.

$145, Warby Parker

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