RAPHA CITY GLASSES £160.00
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