When you’ve experienced the utter awesomeness of lightweight prescription frames, it’s hard to go back to weightier acetate frames when you need to wear sunglasses. But we’re happy to say that we found the perfect compromise in the Mykita No.1 Sun Collection. Introduced in 2005, the Mykita No.1 Sun Collection is the natural extension of the brand’s Collection No. 1 – with an eyewear launch as successful as Mykita’s, how could they not branch out into the world of sunglasses?
Mykita’s No.1 Sun Collection has a little something for everyone, with designs that are classic – think updated aviators like the iconic Rolf – and sunglasses that defy categorization. How could you not love designs like these:
The elegant Isabella is vintage inspired but made with all the technological know-how that Mykita is famous for. Like the signature Mykita hinge or the oven fired Swiss lacquer that gives these gorgeous sunglasses their lasting flat black finish.
And the toned-down aviator Craig is yet another of our faves for the very same reasons.
All of the amazing sunglasses in the Mykita No.1 Sun Collection are available in different distinctive colors and with different lens options. How about the Isabella in violet with violet gradient lenses? Can you think of another designer with a collection that is so subtle yet so instantly recognizable?
One such option is polarized sunglasses – or those shades that have polarized lenses. Once the purview of fishermen and boaters along with truck drivers and outdoor enthusiasts, polarized lenses have hit the mainstream, and are now essential for everyday wear. In fact, sunglasses with polarized lenses are the fastest growing trend in eyeglasses according to sales figures.
Why Polarized Lenses?
Simply put, the lenses in polarized sunglasses are treated with a special film that blocks reflected light, reducing glare to a minimum, and making it easier and safer to engage in certain sports and other activities. But even for those who aren’t driving, golfing, biking, or skiing, polarized lenses are still a great choice because everything the wearer sees stays true to life on even the sunniest days.
When you put on a pair of some of the best made polarized sunglasses such as the Maui Jim polarized sunglasses or any other sport or designer sunglasses such as the Ray Ban sunglasses for example, that nebulous, washed-out look the world gets when the sun is shining brightly is immediately replaced by beautiful, saturated colors and crisp edges. You’re suddenly seeing the world as it really is, which can add a whole new dimension to any outdoor experience.
Not all polarized lenses are created equal
The cheap polarized sunglasses won’t block nearly as much glare as manufacturers would like people to believe, and the worst lenses will actually distort your picture of the world. That’s why, when it comes to sunglasses with polarized lenses, we always recommend designer brands that have proven their ability to block glare without sacrificing style or elegance.