Yes, you’ve seen it before, and you will see it again and again. The double-bridge design rightfully reigns in men’s eyewear—and turns up more than occasionally on women. If you think it’s all about sleek metals and that you’ve seen the last of those bold, oversized acetates so prevalent in the ’70s, take a look at the styles on this page, check out the hottest frames in our feature “Guy Eyes” (p. 43) and read “Guywear” (p. 64). And definitely take a second look at the cover of this issue. The double bridge is back at its boldest. And we dare say, whether it be plastic, metal, a combo, rimless, semi-rimless or fully framed in any design from the traditional aviator and navigator to the trendiest preppies and rounds, the double bridge is and will be a mainstay of the optical wardrobe well into the future.

Photographed by Ned Matura

From top: ORIGINAL PENGUIN “The Ollie” from Kenmark Group; EXPLORER SUN 8665 from Silhouette; JOHN VARVATOS 787 from Base Curve/A Luxury Division of Rem Eyewear; G-STAR RAW 601S Fat Tacoma from Marchon Eyewear; PERSOL 3009-S from Luxottica