When in doubt, search the archives. MR PORTER launches “The Archive Collection” exclusive sunglasses capsule.
MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, introduced The Archive Collection, an exclusive sunglasses capsule – from 14 of MR PORTER’s favourite eyewear specialists, spanning 35 frames, and inspired by the best and most iconic eyewear from each brand.
Inspiration is in the archives.
The new sunglasses collection includes archival greatest hits from Cubitts, Cutler and Gross, Eyevan 7285, FLATLIST, Garrett Leight California Optical, Jacques Marie Mage, Kirk Originals, Moscot, Mr Leight, Native Sons, Oliver Peoples and Persol, and sees the introduction of E.B. Meyrowitz and The Reference Library to the site, with styles ranging from gold- framed aviators through to lightweight titanium frames.
Standout pieces include an exclusive version of Moscot’s “Lemtosh” sunglasses, a limited-edition colourway of FLATLIST’s popular “Hanky” frames, Jacques Marie Mage’s “Zephirin” sunglasses and a re-issue of Garrett Leight Optical California’s best-selling “Brooks” sunglasses, among others.
“We at MR PORTER are pleased to work with our favourite eyewear specialists to create a greatest hits assortment from their respective archives, and to offer our customers this exclusive selection going into the summer months ahead, ” said Mr Sam Kershaw, MR PORTER Buying Director.
As Savile Row is to suiting, so E.B. Meyrowitz is to eyewear.
E.B. Meyrowitz prestigious brand was founded in 1875 and currently operates from the gentlemanly mecca of the Royal Arcade, London. Focusing on entirely handmade and bespoke styles, it makes its products the old fashioned way – and as you might expect, the final product is superlative. For its MR PORTER capsule, E.B. Meyrowitz delved into its 145-year-old archive, scooping out six key styles which have been reimagined in exclusive colourways. The round-framed Wallace style is based on a 1940s design with a characterful topline that has been subtly tweaked to suit the mores of 2020.
The Reference Library – eye-catching and ice-cool transparent acetate
A new brand to MR PORTER for spring 2020, The Reference Library is the brainchild of one Mr Gordon Ritchie – the man behind the recent revamp of British heritage brand Kirk Originals – and its USP is authentic vintage eclecticism. In the range of nine exclusives Mr Ritchie has developed for MR PORTER this spring, you’ll find references to the Italian Paninaro scene of the 1990s, 1960s spy movies, Jamaican rude boys and more.