Waking up this Monday morning the sun was shining and the sky was bright blue. My eyes, so used to the grey and dark days of the Berlin winter, were overwhelmed. Squinting into the the rays of sunlight I opened the drawer of the dresser to whip out my shades. It is unbelievable yet amazing that spring finally seems to be upon us and we can wear our sunglasses out again. If you are in the mood for a new pair check the 10 great shades I picked for you after the jump.
Mykita – Ari
These Shades are a collaboration between Mykita and Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitz. The frame is crafted from lightweight blue metal and the rectangular mineral lenses feature anti reflective coating. You can get this one at LN-CC.
Garrett Leight California Optical
Garrett Leight California Optical takes inspiration from vintage design. Hand-finished in black acetate with detachable shaded lenses to use them with prescription or/and as sunglasses. These smart shades are available at Mr. Porter.
Thom Browne – TB 0011 Sunglasses
Han Kjøbenhavn – Timeless (Sky Blue)
These shades have a classic timeless shape. The designers in Denmark over at Han Kjøbenhavn chose to work with Carl Zeiss lenses providing 100% UV protection. You can choose a black frame or the here featured sky blue. Check them out at OiPolloi.
Illestava – Leonard Matte Black Mirrored
Dries Van Noten – Black Sunglasses
These black acetate shades by fashion designer Dries Van Noten have a unique geometric shape. The frame is black while the lenses are held in a dark brown. Get you hands on this high fashion accessoire via Antonioli.
Super x A.P.C. – Lunettes Hommes
Costalot – 83 Yellow
The shades are designed and crafted in Italy by NY City brand Costalot. The yellow frame features a classic shape with a double bridge. Get them at Saturdays Surf NYC.
Tom Ford – Rectangular FT0236 Sunglasses
Made in Italy for Tom Ford these rectangular shades feature an acetat frame that is black on the outside and contrasting turtoiseshell on the inside. The metal piece at the temple tips shows the label logo as well as a subtle logo print on the lens. These shades are available at SSENSE.
Oak NYC – Quartz Circleline Sunglasses
New York based label Oak designed the Quartz Circleline Sunglasses featuring a perfect round shape with polarized lenses. The shades come in 3 colors and come equipped with a white leather sleeve and cleaning cloth. Check them out at Oak NYC.