Now Open | Vane x Sebago Concept Store IV

Now Open | Vane x Sebago Concept Store IV

The folks at Vane have had an ongoing partnership with Sebago for quite sometime now. They’ve collaborated primarily on footwear but the duo have been known to go well beyond that as well. They recently opened the doors to the latest installation of their concept store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Celebrating a successful four year collaborative relationship, the Store will feature the limited-edition Vane for Sebago footwear collections as well as a assortment of inline Sebago styles curated by Vane. The shop will also continually release exclusive store-only styles designed by Vane, and will also stock exclusive Vane apparel and jewelry. The shop will house more than just Vane and Sebago merchandise as we scoped some rare finds in the form of vintage Rolex watches and vintage designer frames from Carrera, Cazal, Christian Dior, Ultra and more.

Warby Parker Summer 2011 Sunglasses

Warby Parker Summer 2011 Sunglasses

Warby Parker is definitely marking its ever-growing territory in the eyewear industry with some successful product and an affordable price-point to match. Plus, the guys done one pair of glasses to someone in need with each item purchased. Before this season, we hadn’t seen a pair of sunglasses from the brand that was made in-house. Here are five men’s sunwear frames that are sure to please, especially because they come in an array of colors and are available for under $100.

These Warby Parker sunglasses are available for pre-order now and will ship July 15.

Thom Browne x Dita Eyewear Fall 2011 Collection

Thom Browne x Dita Eyewear Fall 2011 Collection

Thom Browne recently announced a global eyewear license agreement with DITA Eyewear Inc. and first looks at the Fall 2011 pieces have just emerged. The collection will feature 20 unique styles that draw inspiration from the professors, artists, politicians and architects of the 1940s to 1960s and will be made from acetate, with specifically developed color combinations that will be complimented by genuine leather and metal mesh side cups as well marked with Browne’s signature red, white and blue logo stripe.

Detailed looks at the pieces can be seen below.

Warby Parker for Invisible Children Sunglasses

Warby Parker for Invisible Children Sunglasses
It is no secret that Warby Parker makes some of the most stylish affordable eyewear on the market, and for every pair purchased they donate a pair to a child in need. Warby Parker regularly expands their collection to include another stylish piece for a cause and this year they are working to raise awareness about east African child soldiers. The Invisible Children sunglasses feature a classic silhouette and come in black frames with “Invisible Children” on the left stem. Wear them often this spring/summer, look stylish, and support a great cause.

Maison Martin Margiela Wrong Size Lens Sunglasses

Maison Martin Margiela Wrong Size Lens Sunglasses

This season, Maison Martin Margiela drops a few pairs of sunglasses that are fitted with lenses that don’t fit into the frame. The thought of such a creation tends to throw folks off but after actually looking at them, we think they look pretty wearable. Two of the styles feature acetate frames while the third is made from gold metal.

Linda Farrow Luxe Round Framed Eyeglasses

Linda Farrow Luxe Round Framed Eyeglasses

Linda Farrow Luxe features some outstanding eyewear and proves the designer’s ability to not only craft timeless eyewear pieces on a consistent basic but to actually follow through with luxurious details and packaging as well. These round acetate optical frames are a great look and happen to be made in Japan with the utmost care.

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

Introducing | Lunettes Kollektion Eyewear, Berlin

For the past four years, the Lunettes boutique in Berlin has been a great source for 20th Century unworn vintage eyewear. The Lunettes Kollektion is the famed shop’s in-house brand which features shapes and designs reminiscent of vintage frames with a generous dab of the very individual sub-culture that defines Berlin style. Each design is carefully produced by small family-run factories in Italy and Austria, using traditional methods of frame production. All frames come in exclusive packaging inspired by soap and chocolate boxes of the roaring 1920s.

Uta Geyer, head of Lunettes, tells us her and her team are extremely environmentally conscious as well, so to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting their local communities, Lunettes works with small local firms instead of mass production facilities. Berlin book bindery Ernst Lies (Est. 1869) creates the handcrafted cases that accompany each frame.