Jonathan Liberty

Jonathan Liberty is the head of design and development for accessories brand Will Leather Goods, and it seems his eye for good design extends to his eyewear. Jonathan picked up this pair of vintage “American Optical” shades from Hickoree’s Hard Goods in Brooklyn. These were actually deadstock safety glasses from the 1960s that Jonathan had converted into sunglasses. Aside from the story, we love the unique detail on these glasses, like the metal that’s visible under the plastic arms on the sides, and the deep green tint of the lenses. It’s always nice to see something that was designed for utility back in the day, take on new life as a stylish accessory today; Jonathan clearly knows what he’s doing.