Now that we’re firmly into spring and summer is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to find some of the best purveyors of sunglasses. This seasonal quest led us squarely to the door of Banton Frameworks and their high quality lineup of eyewear that will look the part for any man this summer
It has taken the two-person team the better part of a decade to learn how to do what they do at Banton Frameworks and this shows how dedicated they are to their craft and how serious they are about producing high quality eyewear. Their awesome selection of sunglasses is the fruits of their labour and for any man on the hunt for a devilishly dapper and supremely stylish pair of sunglasses for their summer adventures, these will undoubtedly tick all of the right boxes. It’s hard not to be impressed by their new collection of artisanal sunglasses frames. Each pair is crafted from robust renewable acetate, meaning these substantial shades will outlast the summer…and then some.
There is pleasing vintage vibe to the sunglasses from Banton Frameworks and their 1950’s inspired frames are designed for medium to large heads who prefer an impactful and stylish look. These sunglasses are above-industry average thickness. Cut from 8mm thick acetate in the brand’s Glasgow workshop, this construction gives their strength and that bold mid-century aesthetic that you’re sure love. On your head, out in the sun, their bulky build- quality is what sets these frames apart from the competition. Long story short, sunglasses seldom come this well made.
Priced at £375, there is a tangible sense of quality to the Banton Frameworks Sunglasses and you will immediately notice this when you hold them in your hand and place them on your face. The frame and temples (arms) of these classy sunglasses are cut from cellulose acetate sheet; a bio-material which derives from the naturally abundant compound found in wood pulp. Adding to the frames’ durability and longevity, Banton favour traditional methods to make their sunglasses. Solid steel pins pass through the acetate and securely fasten the durable 5-tenon hinges to their frames for a performance that is unparalleled.
Handmade in small batches, you’ll struggle to find a better made pair of sunglasses than those from Banton Frameworks and the fact they are overflowing with old school cool is the real icing on the cake. To prevent warping, the temples are reinforced with custom metal cores and this decorative but crucial metal pieces keep the acetate in shape and cater for the brand’s in-house adjustments service. Fully UV protective, the sun lenses are available in brown, grey or green for maximum versatility in varying sunlight. Behind such large lenses, your visual comfort is kept in check whilst reducing eye strain from reflected glare. Need a new pair of sunglasses in time for summer? Look no further.