This week I am reviewing the Melrose sunglass by Zero G, which is available in our webstore. Find it by clicking here or any of the pictures in this post.
The first thing that strikes me about this frame is that it is so much more comfortable than it looks like it would be. It is a modified wayfarer cut from 8 millimeter thick Italian sheet acetate, which usually means a heavier fit on the bridge and ears.
I asked the designer, Tom Cody, about this appearance to fit paradox and he had this to say:
“The core of the temples are made with the highest grade of titanium which allows the Melrose to be deceivingly lighter than it looks. The Zero G titanium hinge technology and retro rivet construction allows for a custom and secure fit without the traditional discomfort felt in other frames on the bridge or behind the ears. This is due to the strength and flexibility of the titanium which maintains its rigidity and doesn’t give you the pressure other thick acetate frames do that are made with heavy nickel or Monel.”
The distinctive Zero G hinges with retro rivets are part of the design as well. You will never have to worry about a screw coming loose in the Melrose or any other Zero G frame. I call that, dear readers, peace of mind.
The colors are fantastic too. I chose to wear the Black-Grey Horn in our photo shoot, which I think looks so rich. We also have the dark tortoise color available in our web-store. The matte finish really gives it that casual look, while the Black-Grey horn is great for dressing up a bit. I love that both colors come with polarized lenses to keep your eyes nice and relaxed all year long.
The Melrose is a great staple shape that every man should have in his eyewear wardrobe. Check back next Friday for my review of a beautiful new women’s sunglass that is available as an optical frame too.