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Roundup July, 2 2014

Selectism Buyer’s Guide | Mirrored Sunglasses for Summer 2014

We gear up for the dog days of summer and present a guide to assorted mirrored sunglasses useful for battling the sun. Classic shapers from OakleyOliver Peoples, Ray-Ban an upstarts, Illesteva offer broad mirrored looks in various colors for those looking to flashback a decade or so. Check out the compilation below.

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Ray-Ban Clubmaster Mirror Editions

Ray-Ban introduce reflective shine to their signature Clubmaster sunglasses. Traditional thin gold metal frames and iconic matte havana highlight the bright blue, neon green, and silver poppy mirrored sunglassesSelectism Buyers Guide | Mirrored Sunglasses for Summer 2014.

 

Moscot Zolman Sunglasses 

Let the silver circular frames and atmospheric blue mirrored lenses of the Moscot Zolman sunglasses capture the tranquil feeling of sun reflecting on water. As a poolside necessity, the sunglasses come with comfortable silicone nose pads and black acetate temple tips to allow for all-day comfort. ($390)

 

Illesteva Leonard Marmor with Pink Mirror Lens

Illesteva combine a classic style with a contemporary downtown New York City aesthetic to create a pair of Leonard mirrored sunglasses that embody the essence youthful aristocracy. Using high quality acetate in their thick gray tortoise frame the bright lenses illuminate securely in a stately design. ($177)

 

Garrett Leight Wilson Round Frame 

Garrett Leight California Optical offer the round Wilson sunglasses as a hand finished pair of vintage inspired summer shades. The gold stainless-steel frames and clear acetate temple tips provide durable support and boast a minimalist style that is rich and powerful in design. ($395)

 

Oakley Heritage Collection

If you’re looking for something iconic that has a real story, stop here. Oakley’s Heritage CollectionSelectism Buyers Guide | Mirrored Sunglasses for Summer 2014 celebrates 30 years of pioneering innovation. Vintage styles include the Eyeshades, Razor Blades and Frogskins — remember the sea-foam green set we tested out? Own a piece of sporting history and see the Heritage Collection here.

 

Thom Browne Metal Aviators 

Thom Browne’s round mirrored aviators ideally complement his iconic shrunken suits. But with the use of a semi-translucent acetate trim as the frame for the opaque grey reflective lenses, the shades are versatile in both casual and formal occasions. ($675)

 

Oliver Peoples for Kitsuné Sunglasses 

Kitsuné partner – once again – with Oliver Peoples for a pair of slick shades. The Parisian label add to the mirror lens pot with subtle dark tortoise-shell acetate and silver hardware. Even if you think this whole mirror thing is a crazed trend, we see these looking proper for the long haul. ($450)

 

Garrett Leight and Thierry Lasry Clip-On Mirror Lenses

Two eyewear purveyors come together to make these stunning clip-on style sunglasses. If you’re a glasses man, owning multiple pairs of frames and shades can be a hassle (and expensive). We like the 2-for-1 idea: stay cool in the shade then pop off the mirrored-leneses when you get indoors for a smart look. ($445)

 

Barton Perreira Bailey Sunglasses

The idea of “vintage sophistication” immediately comes to mind; plastic frames, double bridge construction and purple lenses. Pair with a wide collar shirt and you’re set for a retro-summer look (think American Hustle). ($510)

 

Oliver Peoples Cabrillo Malibu Mirror 

Clear acetate plays well with mirrors. We’ve started to see translucent acetate more and more — if you’ve been hesitant on the style, now is the time to pull the trigger. These are an easy pick for everyday, summer wear. ($280)

 

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