Michael Bastian once again teams up with Randolph Engineering for a special collection of sunglasses.
American Eyewear brand Randolph Engineering, who has been making classic shades for over four decades, gets a fashion boost from American menswear designer Michael Bastian.
Michael Bastian, known for his clean American-prep styling, puts a twist on several pieces from the Randolph archives, as well as helps create a few completely new designs. From frames with clip-on lenses inspired by James Dean to a squared off masculine 70’s inspired design, there is no shortage of inventiveness in the collection which features both metal and acetate sunglasses and eyeglasses.
The JD is inspired by the frames worn by American actor and icon James Dean.
The JD model is a classic P3 design which works as well today as it did way back then. It is a unisex smaller fitting frame which provides a refined look on both men and women alike. It is handmade in Italy using Mazzucchelli acetate and offered in three color combinations: tortoise, black, and clear.
Wear it as a sunglass or an eyeglass — The JD features a detachable metal sunglass clip which can easily be taken on/off. So you can fit them with a prescription and wear them as an eyeglass, then quickly clip on the tinted lenses when you step into the sun. Or even if you only plan to only wear them as sunglasses, the JD is undoubtedly a cool piece.
The JD is also available as a standard sunglass(without clip), featured below:
Instantly recognizable, the Aviator II is a special edition twist on Randolph Engineering’s iconic and flag ship Aviator sunglass. The classic squared off vintage shape, as well as signature bayonet temples designed to comfortably contour the wearer’s head, remain; however the Aviator II model completes its look with the addition of a sweat-bar for an added touch. Available in classic 23K gold and AGX(green grey) lenses, as well as a more modern stand-out monochrome colorway of silver with silver mirrored lenses.
Norwich is a simple masculine squared off 1970’s inspired design. It is handmade in Italy using Mazzucchelli acetate and is offered in a unique color named “Brown tortoise”.
The Compass is a classic tear drop aviator shape named for its unique target-like sight design at the bridge. Other notable features include a sweat bar, as well as cable temples designed to wrap around the wearer’s ears for a secure fit. It is offered in 23K gold paired with grey glass lenses.