Those of us obsessed with all things Japanese have undoubtedly dealt with things being far too small. The jeans, the shirts, and yes—even the eyewear are often made to more diminutive proportions than many American consumers are used to. Self Edge has been dealing with this issue for years, and hearing the demand for bigger, bolder eyewear, they turned to Italy.
Dandy’s is an Italian brand from Segusino with a 45 year legacy of high-end eyewear production. Based closely on styles made iconic by Enzo Ferrari, their glasses are bold and chunky, like many worn in the 1960s-70s. (Think Michael Caine.) If any of the styles seem rough-hewn, that’s the point! Disillusioned with modern eyewear’s over-perfection, Dandy’s leaves their hand-cut acetate glasses completely or partially-unpolished to show off the grain of the material.
The Bel Tenebroso style is one of the unpolished models and has a unique texture, which pairs well with high-end frames and in-house steel hinges. For a more classic look, the tortoiseshell Giogio glasses offer all the best parts of the Dandy’s construction with a slightly more conservative look. But all are standouts —sure to complement your wardrobe.
Available for $395 at Self Edge