Optical designers continually mine the past for new ideas and strive to put their own spin on classic shapes. Sometimes the result is startlingly fresh, sometimes it’s just a little twist on a theme. Either way, we love wearing frames that express some vintage style, while still feeling effortlessly modern.
Designer: Salt Optics Style: Harlan Col: Black Coffee
This is designer David Rose’s update of an iconic frame. We love the detail on the bridge and the overall proportions. No surprise this makes an incredible sun too and comes with SALT’s excellent polarized lens.
Designer: Harry Lary’s Style:Curvey Col:9004
A classic shape departs from tradition with blue-brown gradient. This has etched metal temples too.
Designer: Lunor Style: 231 Col: 17
This piece form Lunor is more pure vintage than vintage-modern. Pretty though. Note the loop temple ends, which are very comfortable to put on and take off.
Designer: Lunor Style: ll-10 Col: Antique Silver
Perfection. Here a could-not-be-more-tradional silhouette receives a new lease on life from a bold tortoise pattern. This frame works really well for people who look good in warm colors
Designer: Gold & Wood Style: b28.3 Col: Burled Walnut
Gold & Wood modernizes this traditional shape by sharpening and simplifying the lines. Then they knock us out by carving the whole thing from burled walnut. Wow.
Designer: Robert Marc Style: 279 Col: 151
Chunky tortoise. This looks great on both men and women. InVision owner, Anthony and optician Clayton both wear this style.