Lunettiere Generale Bon Vivant Made in Japan Tortoise Sunglasses
An improbable cocktail made with equal parts Clark Gabel and Towa Tei, the Bon Vivant from Canada’s Luniettiere Generale deftly dips its toes two very different eras, both of which happen to be experiencing a bit of a comeback at the moment. Whether you happen to be a 1940s leaning, double-pleated pants weilding type of gent, or if you prefer the dropped shoulders and wider silhouettes of the 1990s, this could be the final touch for either look. Previously available in solids and semi-transparent tones, this is the model’s first foray into the king of all frame treatments: tortoise.
Made from Japanese organic cotton (or high-grade cellulose acetate, you pick), the pair employs 4 Base, CR39 sun lenses with a backside anti-reflective treatment, and custom made 5-barrel welded hinges with locking nuts. Oh, and they’re made in Japan, too.
£318.00 at Kafka.