Garrett Leight California Optical
Unbelievably established in 2010, Garrett Leight glasses channel the refinement and classic style expected from a much more experienced company. The California based eyewear brand prides itself on reinventing ‘classic silhouettes’ with authentic materials, skilled craftsmanship and an evident eye for style (pun definitely intended).
Garrett’s latest offering for SS13 is characterised by coloured metal hinges and polarised covering plaques to cope with what will hopefully, eventually, be some sunny weather.
The stand out pieces in the collection focus on circular frames in order to provide a distinct look with all the background security and substance of tradition and sophistication. Here the Hampton glasses come to the fore as the gorgeous circular rims recede into spindly thin arms, complementing one’s face without overshadowing any natural features.
Pair these with the clip over Hampton sunglasses to secure a look firmly rooted in history yet aware of this summer’s huge trend toward modernised classic sunglasses:
Garrett Leight x Mark McNairy
In collaboration with Mark McNairy, Garrett Leight has worked to create pieces distinctly reminiscent of classic American designs. The spindly frames are incredibly lightweight and strong, with their chevroned nose-bridge adding a distinctive touch to the altogether subtle aesthetic.
This restrained approach ensures the lenses become the focal point of the eyewear. With this Garrett are moving away from the recent proclivity for bold-framed eyewear, but it only helps emphasise the company’s ethos of producing timeless frames that stand out in both style and quality – rather than simply capitalising on fleeting trends.
It is almost a travesty to pair such a simple, clean and vintage-inspired pair of glasses with anything other than a fitted jacket or blazer. A blue suit would complement the butterscotch rims perfectly and, alongside a crisp white button-down and slim tie, help take your summer office wear to the next level.
Alternately, layer a grey blazer over a red check shirt and some light blue jeans for the thinking-man’s take on rockabilly.
Where To Buy
Find the new range at LN-CC now.