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Akashi by Etnia Barcelona

The aviator is a classic to be sure, but what has Etnia done with this great shape of the ages?  The shape that was originally designed for our grandfathers and great-grandfathers to wear in fighter planes.  They did what they always do.  They splashed some color on it. Ok, they splashed a lot of color on it.  When I count up all the blue frames I own it is safe to say that blue is my favorite color in eyewear, but it is also safe to say I have nothing like this.  Perhaps that is why I had so much fun on this shoot.  It's hard not to smile while wearing a color so vibrant as this.     It's...

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Daniel Brunson


Andy Wolf White

I feel like a pilot with this aviator, although not just any pilot.  I feel like a pilot with a sense of style, and why shouldn't I?  I am wearing none other than this fantastic design by Austrian made Andy Wolf.  The transitional teardrop look is nicely complimented by the gold trim piece on the saddle nose bridge.  Did I mention saddle the saddle nose bridge?  It is so comfortable.   Shop this model here:  And Wolf White Shop the Andy Wolf collection here

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Daniel Brunson


Andy Wolf White

  Go for the gold this delightful aviator by Andy Wolf called White.  The brand is hand made in Austria and known for an extensive use of comfortable saddle bridges, and fun lens tint colors with a bit of a 1970's feel.  I am looking forward exploring more of this collection on the HBE Perspective over the coming months.  For those of you not in the know, that is our blog which you are reading right now.     For now I will just stay that I am really digging the styles, and the fun company culture that I experienced for a short while hanging out with some of the Andy Wolf team while I was at market in New York...

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Daniel Brunson


Masunaga Aviator Sunglasses

Masunaga optical out of Fukui, Japan, has a long history in the eyewear business--over 110 years, to be more specific--so they know a thing or two about designing some absolutely stunning eyewear. The sunglasses our model is wearing are style 9001, a terrific aviator style that features gradient brown tinted lenses with a gold flash-mirror, which sets of nicely against the tortoise eye-rim and rose gold double-bar bridge and temples. See below for a closer look at this classic style.   Click here to shop the 9001 in our web-store Click here to see the rest of the Masunaga collection

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Derek Brunson


Brera by Etnia Barcelona

For those of you looking for an aviator with bit of an edge on the old traditional tear drop design, then look no further than Brera by Etnia Barcelona.  This black and gold color is hot with the gold mirrored lenses, and speaking of these lenses, the mineral crystal glass is of the highest optical clarity.  It is made by Barberini in Italy.  You see, Barberini is known for its’ exceptional quality glass lens craftsmanship.  The lenses in this color are also photochromic, which means they will darken slightly in brighter sun.  Just look at the way the light plays off of the gold mirror in the picture above.  I absolutely love that about mirrors, and how this effect is...

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Daniel Brunson