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Rapha’s City glasses are avail­able in two de­signs – round and more squared off. The Carl Zeiss lenses are scratch re­sis­tant, hy­dropho­bic (wa­ter re­pelling) and oleo­pho­bic (oil re­pelling). The frames them­selves are con­structed from Ital­ian Maz­zuc­chelli ac­etate bonded to spoke-thin gal­va­nized steel arms. The metal hinges lock at both open and closed po­si­tion with a sat­is­fy­ing clunk, and there’s plenty of spring in the arms to of­fer good grip. Rapha also of­fer these in a pre­scrip­tion-ready ver­sion so you can get the stylish frames for £110 to have your own lens spec­i­fi­ca­tion fit­ted. Both choices are pricey but they are qual­ity.

8 Sharp-look­ing, su­perb qual­ity shades but some­what pricey

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