29 May 2020 (GLOBAL) – MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, is pleased to introduce The Archive Collection, an exclusive sunglasses capsule – from 14 of MR PORTER’s favourite eyewear specialists, spanning 35 frames, and inspired by the best and most iconic eyewear from each brand.
The new sunglasses collection includes archival greatest hits from Cubitts, Cutler and Gross, Eyevan 7285, FLATLIST, Garrett Leight California Optical, Jacques Marie Mage, Kirk Originals, Moscot, Mr Leight, Native Sons, Oliver Peoples and Persol, and sees the introduction of E.B. Meyrowitz and The Reference Library to the site, with styles ranging from gold-framed aviators through to lightweight titanium frames.
Standout pieces include an exclusive version of Moscot’s “Lemtosh” sunglasses, a limited-edition colourway of FLATLIST’s popular “Hanky” frames, Jacques Marie Mage’s “Zephirin” sunglasses and a re-issue of Garrett Leight Optical California’s best-selling “Brooks” sunglasses, among others.
“A well-crafted pair of sunglasses is often the definitive sartorial touch that completes a man’s wardrobe. We at MR PORTER are pleased to work with our favourite eyewear specialists to create a greatest hits assortment from their respective archives, and to offer our customers this exclusive selection going into the summer months ahead.”
Mr Sam Kershaw, MR PORTER Buying Director
“The Archive Collection” exclusive capsule launches on Friday 29 May and will be featured in a specialty story on Monday 1 June in MR PORTER’s online magazine, The Journal.
Prices range from £125 – £900 / €150-€1,150 / $165-$1,290.
For a detailed overview of the collection, see below. To shop, visit: mrporter.com/mens/accessories/sunglasses
“Tonbridge” sunglasses, inspired by styles worn by literary figures in the 1960s and crafted by hand in the brand’s London workshop
Cutler and Gross
Limited-edition blush acetate sunglasses handcrafted in Italy with subtly rounded frames that work well on most faces
“The Wallace” sunglasses featuring brown gradient lenses to match the modern round “Sandstone” frames
A rectangle-frame pair carefully crafted in a slim and lightweight gold-tone titanium by up to 50 artisans performing a 500-step process
Popular “Hanky” sunglasses in a limited-edition colourway featuring premium transparent Italian acetate frames and light-blue lenses
Garrett Leight California Optical
Celebrating the brand’s 10th anniversary with a reissue of one of the best-selling designs from its first collection, the Brooks sunglasses feature rounded square frames in a transparent acetate construction
Jacques Marie Mage
Meticulously crafted by hand in Japan, the “Zephirin” sunglasses are fitted with practical green anti-reflective lenses and hard-wearing tortoiseshell acetate for durability.
Modelled on ‘Cool-Ray Polaroid’ frames from the 1950s, the limited edition “Erno” sunglasses are fitted with English-made polarised lenses and handcrafted in the label’s west London workshop
Revisiting one of the brand’s earliest and most popular designs, the “Lemtosh” sunglasses are crafted with round-frame tortoiseshell acetate and fitted with ice-blue lenses
“Getty S” square-frame sunglasses handmade in Japan from premium tortoiseshell acetate and fitted with dark green scratch-resistant and anti-reflective lenses
Lightweight gold-tone “Roy Explorer” sunglasses take the best bits from classic aviator styles, but update the metal frames to a rounder silhouette to fit most face shapes.
Handmade in Italy in collaboration with the Peck Estate, the “Gregory Peck” round-frame tortoise-shell acetate sunglasses are inspired by the actor’s role of Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird
The sophisticated Italian brand’s classic round-frame style in an updated Terra Di Siena colourway and fitted with polar gradient grey lenses
The Reference Library
Inspired by archive photobooth images of 1950s rockers, the “Eddie” design features eye-catching and ice-cool transparent blue acetate frames