Beck x Warby Parker Part Deux


Beck and Warby Parker are back at it and since the original release proved to be a success the two have joined up once again to not only bring back the "Carmichael" frame ($95) in a new color, but also release an incredible new version of his album, Song Reader.

Beck and producer Randall Poster selected a special group of artists who have created exclusive versions just for this release. The 20-track collection will feature recordings by Jack White, Juanes, Norah Jones, Lord Huron, Jeff Tweedy, Jarvis Cocker, and of course, Beck himself. The album will be available at select dealers such as Need Supply in Virginia, Alchemy Works in LA, Warby Parker's retail stores, and iTunes.

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Hobo Folding Glasses


When you're packing light the last thing you want to get in the way is a clunky pair of sunglasses. There are a number of great folding options to save you space from a variety of brands and our new favorite comes from Japanese accessory brand, Hobo.

Their folding glasses come in a sunglass or prescription frame and was created in collaboration with Kaneko Optical. Each frame is made from celluloid fiber and features arrow details at the temples on a matte black or gloss black frame and you also get a pigskin pouch to pack it in for travel.


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Warby Parker Beacon Collection


Those Warby Parker guys are a busy bunch these days and while we could complain that there's too much coming out, it's hard to ignore that they every release has a handful of designs that are definitely worth noting.

Today they've released the Beacon Collection, two unique shapes designed for the sun or prescription wear. The first style, the Ingram, takes the wayfarer shape and slims it down with a thin frame, dipped browline, and squared-off lenses. The Garrett takes a more aggressive approach with a flat-top brow and a keyhole nosebridge.

$95-$150, Warby Parker


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Ray-Ban Wayfarer Denim


Ray-Ban has been having a field day with materials lately. We've seen everything from solid gold aviators to leather Warfarers and even an aluminum take on the always-classic Clubmaster. So what's next? How about some denim on your face?

Now, it might sound like an odd fit for a pair of sunglasses, but take a good look at the frame and you'll have to agree that it makes for a good pair of shades. They've taken the Wayfarer shape and swathed strong layers of denim with polypropylene and acetate that are fused in a stratification process that reaches temperatures of up to 200 degrees to create each frame.


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ETQ Eyewear


After quickly making a name for themselves with their premium sneaker line, Amsterdam's ETQ expands into a full collection of eyewear for the summer.

Comprised of four styles, the frames are a perfect complement to their footwear with clean and classic designs in two colors that go with everything: black acetate or brown tortoise. Each frame is handmade in Portugal and is matched with dark green, black, or mirror tint lenses. All frames include a light grey nubuck leather soft case.

$175, ETQ

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Dom Vetro for Club Monaco


The latest partnership in Club Monaco's Makers and Muses series is an exclusive collaboration with Italian sunglass maker Dom Vetro who worked with Aaron Levine, the head of Club Monaco's men's design.

Crafted in the small Italian town of Cadore, the Arpetto is inspired by "driving on the open road in a '68 Charger after a long weekend in a worn linen shirt, the only missing piece was the perfect sunglasses." The frames come in three colors with polarized lenses in a bold, squared-off frame with thick temples.

$295, Club Monaco

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OTIS Summer '14


With all the sun they enjoy year-round, its a pretty safe bet that they Australians know their way around a good pair of sunglasses. Meet Otis, an Australian eyewear brand that recently launched stateside with a focus on all-mineral glass lenses in every one of their frames.

Why mineral glass? Mineral glass is optically-correct for distortion-free optics and it just so happens to be the most scratch-resistant lens material in the world. Otis just debuted their summer collection keeping it timeless with silhouettes like the "Nowhere to run" (above) which features their mineral glass lenses in a handmade Italian acetate frame.

$180, Otis

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Warby Parker x Into the Gloss Aviators


Designed in collaboration with Into the Gloss co-founders Emily Weiss and Nick Axelrod, Warby Parker introduces an aviator collection for both sun and optical wear.

A year in development, the glasses are designed to be the ideal aviator, not too big or too small, but just right. It's a silhouette that should be flattering on every face so getting it right had to be paramount. The end result was two aviators: The 10-01 which is their sunglass style which comes in a medium-sized shape with acetate brow bar detailing and matching temple tips. The 10-02 is their optical style that is a tad bit smaller than the sunglass with a swooping brow and a choice of silver or gold titanium.

$145-$195, Warby Parker

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Oliver Peoples Summer '14 Benedict Mirror


Just in time for the holiday and the bright summer sun, Oliver Peoples launches an exclusive set of mirrored lens styles for their popular Benedict aviator.

The classic teardrop shape is one that is looks great on all face shapes and as we all know, until the sun dies out a gajillion years, the aviator will never, ever go out of style. Oliver Peoples customized the aviator with red, blue, and silver mirrors that are a great set of bright colors and mirrored lenses are ideal when the sun is beaming at its brightest.

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Super Andy Warhol Portraits Sunglasses


Retrosuperfuture and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have joined forces to bring some of Warhol's artwork to the brand's popular sunglass line.

Available in four of their signature frames (the America, Ciccio, Classic, and Drew), the sunglasses will be decorated on the inside with a collage of Warhol's Self Portraits which gives a unique and subtle pattern that can be seen through the semi-transparent metallic grey acetate of the frames. The glasses also come equipped with Zeiss ultra black lenses and to mark each limited edition, Andy Warhol's signature is signed across the inside of each frame's earstem.

$244, Super


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