We love to mix like-minded brands with a passion for premium craftsmanship. Our latest obsession comes from First Article, the curator of heirloom glasses, and Mission Workshop, the maker of tech Come on and clothes. Their pottery masterpiece, First Article Workshop X Important, is a twist on the navigator Sunglasses.
The design comes from the roots of the first material. Her glasses are everything Handmade in a village in northern Italy, right at the base of the Dolomites. You can see the Italian influence in the slightly retro angular tires. The aviator’s double-eyebrow strip saturates, but maintains the rectangular shape and more rectangular geometry of the classic navigator. It’s luxurious and bold and adds instant style to your look.
the same tires Made of thicker TR90 polymer, which makes them lighter, more durable and more flexible than acetate. It’s the perfect material for this go-everywhere frame. The First Article X Mission workshop aims to go beyond sport and lifestyle – to be a beacon of diversity – and boy do they do it.
Performance specs include large silicone nose pads that extend around the bridge wire skeleton. Give that a squeeze during high-octane pursuits (think single-track bombing, trail running, and skateboarding on winding streets) for better grip and stability. Combined with the silicone pads at the temples and the spring-loaded hinges, these suckers don’t go anywhere.
Inside the frames are Italian Divel polarized lenses that block 100 percent of UVA/UVB rays and reduce road glare. The back side of the resin lenses is reinforced with an extra layer to block light reflecting off your eyes. Get it while it’s hot.
Available in black (gray or amber lenses), antique crystal and tortoiseshell.
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