When it comes to buying designer eyeglasses, most people may not afford the hefty bill. After all, a new pair often costs hundreds of dollars! So, even if an individual's prescription has changed over the years, they'll continue to wear an older, outdated pair of glasses. That decision can put considerable strain on their eyes and cause unpleasant symptoms, such as blurry vision, headaches, and dizziness. But what other choice do they have, you ask?
What do you think happens when an innovative idea meets three brilliant, business grads? A million-dollar company? Now add a sense of philanthropy to that. And you get Warby Parker- a cool eyewear brand that not only stands for style but has disrupted the entire eyewear industry with its business ideology. Started with one simple need- to provide eyewear (including sunglasses) for people at a price more reasonable and competitive (than the current market), Warby Parker is a name that resonates with every millennial in America today.
21st century fashion is all about reinstating the classic by redefining the style elements of the classic era. The time-honored Windsor is crafted into a grander, modern version with contemporary construction techniques to be christened as Phipps. A lot rides on the material of glasses that saves your face from the harsh sun.
Born in the 1940s, these brow-line glasses, were an instant hit for the next couple of decades and enjoyed popularity in stylings of iconic personalities like those of Cary Grant, Colonel Sanders, Lyndon B. Johnson, amongst others.
Haskell is history recreated. Born in the 40s, these flash-mirrored sunglasses were a typically ‘cop’ thing. By the next few decades, they found way into the wardrobes of the rich and famous, remember Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”? Or John Lennon in his classic style sunnies in mirrored lenses?
Whether or not they are inspired by the popular Eastman Kodak colorations of old films, Warby Parker’s Eastman sunglasses are a sure reinvention of the classic square silhouettes, with an angular browline and a keyhole bridge.
A vintage look with a modern twist, these Bennett shades are bigger, bolder, and more beautiful. An ode to the 70s and 80s, these cool sunnies with a sleek double brow bar, are all that you need to be the best dressed babe (or dude) on the beach, by the pool or just out and about.
Warby Parker cheerswomen power with these reinvented classic- Batten Large. Why the name? Well, the original meaning of ‘batten’ which means ‘a long flat strip of squared timber (or metal) that holds something in place’ is quite relevant to what these sunglasses (or any sunglasses) do.
When it comes to these classic-modern sunglasses, you could either think of the wealthy and influential Barkley family from the TV show “The Big Valley show”, or you could think of the muppet dog from Sesame Street.
A frame for all, as the brand attributes to Jennings, these sunnies are made with custom cellulose acetate- a signature material of Warby Parker, used to craft their prescription glasses as well as sunglasses.
Stylish and minimalistic, these frames are a spin-off of squared specs made popular by Michael Caine, Buddy Holly, and Graham Coxon. So vintage, we are lovin’ it! Fletcher is for people who like their eyewear to be free of any frills.
Dahl lenses are made from polycarbonate for the optical ones while lenses for sunshades is made from premium polarised polycarbonate. They also offer 100% UV protection and are highly resistant to impact and scratch.