Persol Ratti Aviator Frames

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Refined and retro, these aviator frames by Persol are perfect, as far as the current “trends” are concerned. They have gold detail across the bridge which really helps them stand out. They’re available in black as well as a PH-preferred dark tortoise finish (after the jump). 

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The accessory, not the necessity: 10 timeless spectacles for 2009

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This year, the growing trend seems to be the spectacles. Just earlier, we showed you Justin Timberlake sporting his plastic frames and while in the past, most have opted for contact lenses, this year fashionistos have turned what used to be a downright necessity into an accessory. 

From our perspective, not every man will be suited for a pair of wayfarers, so we’ve got 10 diverse (maybe) pairs after the jump, hoping one of the them will help you strike gold.

Tamio Ido Optical Frames

With years of quality design and craftsmanship, Tamio Ido tries their hand with two new sets of optical frames, the Round and Duo. Using a unique yet classic form of contemporary artwork, the pieces form a cell-wall bridge and celluloid...

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DITA “Statesman” Pre-Spring 2009 Eyewear

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DITA’s been known to make some great eyewear. Spring 2009 is sure to bring a whole batch of pieces that will do more than just help to clarify the writing on the wall. It’s here early via the release of their “Statesman” frame for the holidays. They’re made in Japan of handcrafted Zyl Acetate front frame and temples.

The half rimmed classic styled frame is something we’re seeing more and more of but we just can’t get enough. They remind us of a pair of classic Persols, but more refined. You can choose from four colorways.

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