Frames in fo­cus

Eye-catch­ing new shades worth a look this sea­son

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7 | The clip-ons Renowned for its hard-wear­ing leather garb, Bel­staff has ap­plied this de­sign ethic to its first col­lec­tion of sun­glasses. As well as leather-bridged avi­a­tors, the range fea­tures these very cool clip-ons. Brown lens-black metal, £300, by Bel­staff 1 | The chunky avi­a­tors Vile­bre­quin has bol­stered its sea­side kit cre­den­tials and in­tro­duced its own col­lec­tion of eye­wear. De­sign de­tails in­clude arms that mimic car crankshafts (the English trans­la­tion of the word vile­bre­quin), rivet de­tail­ing, mir­rored lenses and ti­ta­nium nose pads. Grey lens-black acetate, £200, by Vile­bre­quin 2 | The per­fect squares En­list­ing Oliver Peo­ples — ex­perts in chic eye­wear — Ber­luti’s op­ti­cal de­but fea­tures three shapes: avi­a­tor, rounded key­hole and square. Go for the lat­ter, as sharp cor­ners are su­per hot right now. Grey lens-brown acetate, 325, by Ber­luti x Oliver Peo­ples 3 | The di­rec­tional dou­ble-bridges Launched in Oc­to­ber 2016, Bri­tish brand En­list of­fers lux­u­ri­ous sta­ples at an af­ford­able price (and its eye­wear is no dif­fer­ent). Hand­made from the finest acetate and light­weight metal, these dou­ble-bridge frames are the stand-outs. Blue lens-sil­ver metal/ acetate, £145, by En­list 6 | The Riviera won­ders Chic, un­der­stated and Riviera-ready, Hack­ett’s Seven­ties-in­spired avi­a­tor styles for sum­mer 2017 of­fer time­less ele­gance, but our pick is these su­per-light key­holes, in clas­sic acetate with metal arms. Green lens-tor­toise­shell acetate, £200, by Hack­ett 5 | The state­ment­mak­ers Es­tab­lished by the son of Oliver Peo­ples’ founder, Gar­rett Leight has flour­ished since 2010. These specs are made in ca­hoots with US menswear de­ity Nick Wooster. Cool. Yel­low lens-black acetate, £235, by Gar­rett Leight x Nick Wooster 4 | The re­born icons As iconic eye­wear de­sign goes, Per­sol’s 649 is right up there (thanks in no small part to Mar­cello Mas­troianni in Di­vorce

Ital­ian Style). A new lighter, sleeker edi­tion of the orig­i­nal is avail­able in both sun­glasses and eye­wear. Brown lens-gold metal/ acetate, £255, by Per­sol

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