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Brera by Etnia Barcelona

[model: Brera Sun] The latest frames from the Etnia Barcelona vintage collection are very chic and very nineteen seventies.  They're all very Boho Chic.  I have often written about my aviator addiction, and I find it amazing how many times designers can tinker with this classic shape in a way that pulls me in time and again. The frame I am wearing is called Brera.  I love the subtle dip of the gold top bar over the bridge, and how the gold nicely compliments the black rims.  The temples were skillfully designed with Catalan Modernist motifs typical of Barcelona, which is a key part of the DNA of the brand Etnia Barcelona.  For those of you who are more into...

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Daniel Brunson


Parallel Sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona

Terry Pratchett has been quoted as saying, "So much universe and so little time." That is how I feel about the universe of eyewear.  There are so many good designs to suit your personality, face shape, and coloring.   So today I want to welcome you to the Parallel universe.  These striking sunnies are called Parallel, and they are designed and made by Etnia Barcelona in Spain.  The simple rectangular shape has a slight inward cut to on the outer rim with slightly rounded corners.  These subtle design features make it suitable and flattering for a wide range of faces.  I love the silver metal bridge and thin arched silver metal bar that runs nicely along the brow line.  It...

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Daniel Brunson


Christian Slater and The Combination Aviator Look

Starring in season 2 of Mr. Robot, Christian Slater is wearing a sharp looking combination metal and plastic aviator sunglass by Etro.  The large round shape flatters his square jaw line nicely, and I love the high flat bar look, especially in colors like silver and black, black and gold, or tortoise and gold.     This look has been trending lately for men and women.  We carry several looks in our store that represent this style.     Perhaps the closest one Pfeiffer by Leisure Society.  Leisure Society was created by Shane Baum, a Council of Fashion Designers of America member, and is notable for extensive use of Japanese titanium with 12, 18 and 24 carat gold plating.  All...

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Daniel Brunson