Now that we’re firmly in sunglasses season, we thought we’d turn our attention to one of the men who established shades as the effortlessly cool item they are today. Andy Warhol, take a bow.
And on the off chance you need to pick up a pair for this summer, we thought we’d run down a few of the man’s favorite frames, with a few glasses frames thrown in for good measure. And naturally, you'll want to know where you can get them...
A certain kind of professorial glasses peaked around the 20s—so we’re happy to see Oliver Peoples indulging in a throwback or two. These are one of three frames from the newly launched Oliver Peoples Vintage collection—replicas of OP’s first collection in 1987, which were originally modeled after 20s-era deadstock. It boils down to intricate nosepieces and Indy-style tortoise shells frames—the opposite number to the thick-framed glasses making their way through the Williamsburgs of the world.
Reasons to Wear Glasses: In the latest Oliver Peoples spot, Devendra Banhardt lazes around an LA mansion, caressing his amazingly beautiful girlfriend and occasionally pausing to put on glasses. [Stereogum]
I Pitti the Uomo: Our Pitti Uomo coverage begins with this link to Tommy Ton’s exhaustive style shots… [GQ]
Isn’t it a Pitti:…continues with Esky’s multi-pronged assault on Milan… [Esquire]
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Uomo: …before finishing with Details photoset. And maybe GQ Italy. Last one, we swear. [Details]
The clubmaster revival continues with Oliver Peoples’ latest campaign. We wouldn’t have pegged Elijah Wood as model material but he pulls off the wispy stubble look remarkably well, which is no mean feat. Yes, that’s Shirley Manson behind him and no, we’re not sure why either.
It’s a little too cold to be thinking about sunglasses at the moment, but maybe we just need to think warm thoughts. And grab a good pair of sunglasses…
These come from an Oliver Peoples offshoot called Mosley Tribes, and they should be hitting stores at about the same time you’re willing to go outside again. Around the time March and April roll around, these summery shades will be finding their way into window displays, and we’ll be among the first in line. We like their gingham model too, but somehow these take the cake.