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Eyewear and Trends

June 2021 Sunwear

Sunglass Diplomacy

On June 16, President Joe Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. When world leaders meet, diplomatic tradition includes an exchange of usually symbolic protocol gifts. In this case, President Biden presented President Putin with a pair of Randolph Concorde teardrop aviators, in 23 karat Gold with SkyTec™ Polarized American Gray lenses. The glasses were customized with a Joe Biden signature on the right lens and inside the temple, according to Randolph. While they resemble President Biden’s own iconic Ray-Ban Aviators, the Concorde has its own story.