If you have read our earlier blogs, you will know by now that we dig vintage styles and are totally obsessed with Warby Parker’s collection of revamped classic eyewear. And if you have been following our reviews and updates, you will think that all we do is talk about “vintage fashion” (well, mostly). So, this time, we decided to move a few decades further and land on the sensational 70s. While the preceding decades saw their fair share of eyewear designs that beat convention, these hipster years saw distinctly shaped frames with small lenses, granny-inspired glasses and thinner legs, as well as flamboyant silhouettes, popping colors and oversized frames.
Think of Marienne Faithfull or Janis Joplin- the colored lenses and wiry metal temples. You get the idea. Now if you had to pick a similar pair of sunglasses, look no further. Because we’ve got you covered! Meet Hadley- a mish-mash of the 60s and the 70s style, but just about right to suit our modern wardrobe needs.
The detailed construction of these sunglasses is what we found particularly attractive. The round acetate lens rims, polished metal browline, extending to the temple arms, and rightly finished with acetate edges, and finally a metal nose-bridge to match the temple; this pair could be your fashion bestie. No matter how in or out of trend you might be, these sleek and chic Hadley sunglasses can complement any look.
Made to Fit
There has never been an end to our appreciation for Warby Parker and their design technique. Made with their signature material- custom cellulose acetate, you can trust the resilience of these glasses with your life (now, don’t take us literally). We might be exaggerating, but that’s what this material does. Complementing the frames, are the premium polarized lenses, made with CR- 39 for color clarity while the prescription glasses are made with high-end polycarbonate, so your precious glasses can stand tough times. That’s for the ingredients which are then fit into the perfect recipe of state-of-the-art design, put together with akulon coated screws.
Worried about fitting? The Hadley glasses are meticulously carved to match round or heart-shaped faces. But we do also believe, that these sunnies in a medium fit of 47-21-140, would suit any face shape or structure. And with the adjustable nose-pads, you could make some room, comfortably.
You can opt for their free home try-on program, pick 5 of your favorite frames and get them shipped to your home. Voila. You are set for a five-day trial for your fab five eye wears.
How to Hadley
These gorgeous pieces of sun shades are exactly what you need to bring out the inner diva in you. Find these retro-inspired glasses in two versatile options:
- Opal Tortoise with Blue Lenses
The soft opal tone, blended with a tortoise-shell like finish, this Hadley frame has a silhouette that simply speaks ‘sophistication’. The pop of the aqua blue lenses will definitely take you back to the retro years. For a hipster look, pair these with hoop earrings, flaring trousers and a long loose jacket. Don’t forget the floral printed scarf. To take on a millennial avatar, wear these with your regular business formals, or your basic denims and shirts.
- Jet Black
Nothing beats black. Bold and stately, minimal and sharp, these darker glasses are for the woman without any frills or fancy. Simple, yet superbly sophisticated, the Jet Black Hadley with soft, black lenses, gives a royal touch to your ensemble with the contrasting gold metal fixtures. Classic as always, black works with anything. Wear this with a tailored suit or a formal jumpsuit or take your sundress ensemble to a different level with this darker version of Hadley.
Just because we keep appreciating Warby Parker’s collections, doesn’t mean we are not skeptical when it comes to calculating our spends. Of course, we are. And honestly, we thought that these Warby Parker Hadley sunglasses, as fancy as they look, would come with a fancy price tag as well. But then we were pleasantly surprised. At $95, a statement pair of sunglasses to look your best beautiful is a deal to die for. And the best part? You get a 30-day “no-questions-asked” return policy along with a 12-month free lens replacement!