Archive for the ‘Throwin' Shades’ Category

Drake For Crooks & Castles Summer 2011 Eyewear

L.A. cloth­ing brand Crooks & Cas­tles intro­duces their first col­lec­tion of sun­glasses for Sum­mer 2011 sea­son. Hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked with Mis­ley Tribes on eye­wear and obvi­ously learn­ing a thing or two on how to effec­tively cre­ate sun­nies, the new col­lec­tion fea­tures sev­eral styles, inspired by all time clas­sics frames. Decid­ing to go full force with the launch of their new line, Crooks & Cas­tles enlisted hip hop sen­sa­tion, and Toronto boy Drake as the face of the eye­wear cam­paign. Check out the col­lec­tion below. [via]

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A Look at Corey Shapiro & The Vintage Frames Company

I’m a big fan of vintage frames, so this really got my attention.  For the past 5 years, The Vintage Frames Company has been personally outfitting some of the most fashion forward celebrities and trendsetters with sunglasses for photo shoots, videos, and special events where cutting edge fashion is a must.  The Vintage Frames Company owner and sunglass aficionado Corey Shapiro explains his passion and company in the above video.  Below are a few of his high-profile clients sporting the inventory.  Check it out. [via]

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9five Eyewear- 2010 Holiday Video Lookbook [QVC Edition]

9five Eyewear is back with the release of their 2010 Holiday Collection.  Always using innovative and creative outlets, this time the line is exhibited QVC style with Playboy Bunny, Destiny Papalia, and 9five’s hilarious pitchman, Robinson.

…nice rack shades.

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Thierry Lasry Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Battery Sunglasses

French label Thierry Lasry exhibits their take on vintage eyewear design in two, all handmade colorways of bronze and onyx. They apply antiquarian designs and color palettes, as well as assimilate a contemporary addition to each set.  Check it them out below.

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Shwood Ashland Aviator Sunglasses

Shwood’s new aviator-inspired “Ashland” frame is offered solely in East Indian Rosewood coupled with mirrored and polarized lenses. In addition to the Ashland, Shwood has introduced a protective wooden hard case crafted from a mix of Walnut and European Maple. Both products are now available from select retailers and directly from  [via]

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Gucci Special Edition Heritage Aviators

Italian luxury label Gucci has come out with a cool new collection of “heritage” aviator sunglasses harking back to the brand’s heyday of louche glamour in the ’60s and ’70s. The three new models – 1627/S, 1622/S, and 3108/S – all feature the vintage red and green Gucci stripe and “G” logo on both temples and complete the theme with a special edition leather case and carrying pouch. The case has a wide signature stripe while the pouch has a matching strap. Available in multiple classic color combinations, the best are the basic black versions which have the classic red and green stripe on them. The Gucci 1627/S is a well-fitting unisex aviator, the 622/S is a slightly larger unisex cross between an aviator and a wrap, and the 3108/S is a more feminine style. They’re now available for $174, $180 and $170 respectively from haute online eyewear boutique Eyegoodies.  [via]


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Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2010/2011 Eyewear Collection

The genius that is Tom Ford releases his Fall/Winter collection of eyewear.  Mostly sticking to his signature “aviator style” mode of operation (which is why I’ve always liked his shades) he also kept up the “nerdy” designs.  He definitely keeps the fresh sh*t coming for the ladies and gents.  Take a look at the collection after the jump. Read more…