By now, we’ve all seem Thom Browne’s round-frame sunglasses, with the mesh side panels that are meant to block out sunlight, but have become a memorable style statement all on their own. This pair is a fresh take on the the now-classic shades, re-imagined by Thom Browne for Dover Street Market. Kash spotted these at DSM New York. “I went in to buy a cardigan and left with sunglasses,” he told us, when we photographed him at The Wynwood Walls in Miami.
Handcrafted in Tokyo, these shades update the traditional square-shaped frame with the light-filtering side panels and sloped, mixed material arms. Made from acetate and metal, and finished in a “gunmetal grey” colour, the glasses were inspired by businessmen and creative professionals – think bankers, architects and interior designers. The side panels collapse inwards, so the glasses can be folded flat. Thom Browne’s signature rounded arms tuck comfortably around the ear, finished with the brand’s red, white and blue striped logo.