Photographed by NEIL FRANCIS DAWSON
Still Life photographed by NED MATURA
SON OF SUNS
Increasingly, sunwear impacts the look of Rx frames. Armani tunes in, covering that formula.
ARMANI EXCHANGE 3090 from EssilorLuxottica
Expect the peak of coloration from the absolute sultans of rainbowing.
LESSON from Lafont
It’s a Family Affair
Note skills and talent at the max with men’s style keynotes of double bridging and hearty Havana bravado.
COCO AND BREEZY Victory from ESE International
Men in Black
It takes a big kick to push classic black to a leadership position. Bet on Beckham.
EYEWEAR BY DAVID BECKHAM 7091/S from Safilo
Flat the black and raise the skull and bones, as this style pirate invades the island where small can still be bold.
PHILIPP PLEIN Plein Hexagonal College VPP055 from De Rigo Rem
Keeping tortoise in mind, this ups the “State” of the art via a swirl of blue lightly tempered with titanium temples.
STATE OPTICAL Morse from Europa Eyewear
With its recessed frame front and a superlative gloss to its zyl, Ferragamo takes control of what it means to be truly SUNsational.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO 1064S from Marchon Eyewear
Prepped for Conservation/Conversation
Eyewear at its ultimate sense of sustainability with style.
ECO Sycamore from Modo
From top: DIOR DiorBlackSuit from Thelios; C-ZONE 3228 from SD Eyes; BOUMA from l.a.Eyeworks; CALVIN KLEIN JEANS 22647 from Altair Eyewear
LIFE IS GOOD Saben from The McGee Group
From top: EVATIK 9241 from WestGroupe; LIAM from ic! berlin; SILHOUETTE 2950 from Silhouette
Men’s eyewear is powerful in impact on all arenas of frame style and substance. As the choice of colors has evolved, so too has the criteria of sizing. Blue has escalated into that classic realm once dominated by black and tortoise. And dramatic bold shapes and sizes are now co-existing with a renewed surge toward minimal and svelte sizing. The domain of sunwear defaults to that mainstay of classic aviator and double bridge formations shared equally and assertively by optical eyeglasses. Guys seem to get it. But… so does everyone… as men’s eyewear exclaims, “Man, O Man!”
–James J. Spina