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The Iconic Wayfarer

Looking for gift ideas for Dad this holiday season? The Wayfarer has been an eyewear staple practically since it's inception in 1952. Throughout history style icons such as John F. Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn have worn them. The Blues Brothers wore them, and eventually Tom Cruise wore them in Risky business.   Shop the wayfarer look at our store at Utica Square along with many other eyewear styles.

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Daniel Brunson


The Apollo by Masunaga

“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still.”  -Japanese Proverb  I would also add to be not afraid of the sun’s harmful UV radiation and protect your eyes by wearing this sharp looking sunglass named quite nicely after the god of the sun: Apollo.   Every once in a while there is a great wayfarer inspired frame that fits medium to larger faces really well.  Apollo by Masunaga Optical is that frame.  You don’t have to be a Greek god to wear it, you just have to have a refined sense of style.  Apollo features the famous Masunaga five barrel titanium hinge with finely engraved, beautiful patterns on the hinge lugs.  These engraved patterns repeat on the...

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Masunaga 000 Is Cool Like Ice

“You got that hair slicked back, and those Wayfarers on, baby.”  Don Henley sang it well in his 1984 hit song “The Boys Of Summer.”  Some songs like that are timeless, just like some things in fashion are timeless.  Just take the wayfarer shape.  Everyone needs a good wayfarer sunglass in their collection, and my frame of choice is the Masunaga 000.  It is so much edgier and bolder than your father’s RayBans though, so get ready to turn some heads when you enter the party.   It is cool like ice in this limited edition matte black color with silver mirrored lenses.  Model 000 features double riveted seven barrel titanium hinges, and is made from Japanese acetate.  The model number...

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Melrose Review

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...

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