21 May
Four new Italian-made eyewear styles featuring Barberini lenses

Supreme presents four new colorways of their The Alton frames fresh for Summer 2012. Featuring Barberini glass lenses and anti-reflective coating, the Italian-made glasses are now available in black, tortoise, yellow and green frames, and will be released this Thursday, May 24th, at their New York, Los Angeles and London boutiques, as well as online. The […]

3 Jun
Signature Global Glam eyewear for Austin, Taipei and Mexico City

Here’s a first look at the W Hotel’s collaboration with eyewear maker Contego for the hotel chain’s three Global Glam locations. Taking Contego’s standard Kipling frame, the duo have re-imagined a pair for each of the Global Glam hotels: Austin, Taipei and Mexico City. Austin gets woodgrain frames, Taipei red frames and Mexico City gets […]

9 May
Handmade Italian frames with Barberini glass lenses

Supreme‘s latest eyewear release for Spring 2011 are a new frame style called The Alton. The sunglasses come in three styles — black, tortoise and checkerboard — all handmade in Italy with Barberini glass lenses. Featuring anti-reflective coating, the Barberini lenses have excellent optical clarity and glare protection. Pick them up at Supreme boutiques or […]

4 Mar
Colette exclusives from the French Eyewear maker

Last time we visited French Eyewear maker Thierry Lasry was on his collaboration with ACNE and their “Helvin” Sunglasses. Thierry Lasry now has a new retro round-eyed frame called Variety which he’s selling exclusively via colette. There are 3 styles available at the French uber boutique: tortoiseshell (above), transparent and black. Pick them up for […]

25 Feb
Seattle's premier boutique delivers the shades

Danish eyewear designer Han Kjobenhavn teams up with Seattles’ premier boutique Blackbird for some beautiful tortoise sunglasses. Kjobenhavn’s Copenhagen-based label, known simply as Han, delivers large, semi-transparent tortoise frames complimented by sturdy black temple arms and cola-colored UV filter lenses. All hand made in Denmark, Han’s brand is based on the elements that form traditional […]

16 Sep
Re-issuing an all-time classic frame

Perhaps my all time favorite frames, the classic Persol 714 — which were immortalized by Steve McQueen — are being re-issued. In a new line by Persol of classic McQueen 714s, the trademark blue lenses, tortoise frames and folding body are making a comeback. The frame comes from a single piece of acetate, broken at […]

1 Sep
Tortoise shell and limited edition 18K gold

A couple new frames from Dita , the Tortoise & Burnt Brown Charger frame (above) and the limited edition 18K Gold Smoke Gradient & Black Grandmaster-Threes, which feature Oversized Titanium Hinges and custom hex rivets. Both are handcrafted in Japan of zyl acetate frames, with UV protective lenses. Pick up the tortoise Chargers for $275 […]