Enjoy a behind the scenes look into the process of creating Garrett Leight California Optical‘s second edition of Spectacle Magazine. Articles will be posted weekly on their blog page and printed copies are also available at select optical stores globally. Be sure to browse their online shop and new arrivals, including one of our favorite sunglasses the GL X TL NO. 2.
The Speedway, a reworking of the aviator, has Hunter S. Thompson to thank for its birth, based on a model he wore in the late ’60s and named after a street neighbouring the Venice Boardwalk. Rolled stainless-steel alloy mineral glass lenses featuring an advanced technical anti-glare coating, hand crafted in the GLCO studio. Now available online.
Garrett Leight California Optical is inspired by iconic, soulful individuals, and strives to encompass all that is classic and timeless with each piece of eyewear we produce. Icons themselves find inspiration in different realms of life – in people, places or things, past and present.
New to Shwood Eyewear’s Original Collection, The Eugene‘s sleek silhouette combines a metal rim and bridge with dark, subtle hardwoods for a timeless and refined look. The simple aesthetic compliments a wide variety of face shapes – instant style. The Eugene is available with either a Grey Carl Zeiss or green G15 polarized lens. G15 lenses were originally developed for US Air Force pilots. Now available online.
For the release of our new “Eugene” style sunglasses, we took to the streets (or road, rather) in a 1967 Shelby Cobra GT350 – a pair of the Eugenes in hand – and saw where it took us. The rural, backcountry roads were quiet and ripe for some meditative speed; For that, the Cobra was the perfect vehicle and the Eugenes the perfect counterpart. The Eugene’s sleek silhouette combines a metal rim and bridge with dark, subtle hardwoods for a timeless and refined look. The simple aesthetic compliments a wide variety of face shapes, a perfect choice for anyone desiring sharp, classic style. – Shwood
The angular design of the classic-contemporary Govy makes it a perfect choice for anyone preferring wood sunglasses with a bold look. With a moderately boxier design, the Govy projects a slightly more masculine appearance than the Canby, while still maintaining unisex appeal. Shwood‘s unique shades are handcrafted every step of the way in their Portland-based workshop. The frames are constructed from your choice of Maple, East Indian Rosewood, or Zebrawood complete with Carl Zeiss Italian-imported lenses. Now available online.
The Stüssy Eyegear line has taken some serious direction for Spring ’13. This collection is our interpretation of the boldest modern shapes and classic vintage offerings dating back to our first Stüssy Eyegear Collection in 1988…Stüssy shades come only in the toughest construction: 5 Barrel hinges, optical grade acetate and vintage inspired glass lenses for superior optical clarity. These are bold styles meant to stand out from the crowd. Enjoy the long hot summer. Sport your Stüssy Eyegear. – Stüssy
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Summer is here, and that means it’s time to pop bottles for the thirst-filled summer parties! Summer can’t be complete without the right shades and Crooks’ latest offering are fire. Our Ladron and Violento models come in assorted colors and styles, as well as our Pharaoh, Trill, Triumph, Castillo, and Dunn models, which all add a touch of class to any look. A crew favorite are our new Comrade Sunglasses! These shades are a MUST for your Summer wardrobe. The sunshine is inevitable for these summer months, and you can’t stop the summer, just like you Can’t Stop the Crooks! – Crooks & Castles
Select luxury eyewear pieces from Native Sons‘ Spring/Summer 2013 collection have just arrived at HAVEN. Headed by Tommy O’Gara, formerly of DITA Asia, and Shinsuke Takizawa of NEIGHBORHOOD; the duo offer updated iterations of lasts seasons vintage inspired frames, named after famed American novelists. Utilizing high grade materials and distinctive colour ways with a meticulous production process, the pieces are a seamless blend of antique styled silhouettes with touches of premium contemporary details. Now available online.
Rich with intricate details featuring antique metals and custom acetate colors, we love these Venezia sunglasses from Garrett Leight (GLCO). Jazz up your style this summer with these frames, handcrafted frame made with cured cellulose acetate from Japan and Italy for sturdiness and longevity. It’s a classic design with thin lines. Now available online and at Need Supply.