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By Rob Miola

Fall is defined as a transition from summer to winter — an evolution that creates a feast for the eyes on trees and landscapes. Every sight is a panorama, and even fashion makes its own transition. Marvel at the seasonal changes with these fresh eyewear picks that embrace new trends. We’ve selected a nice crop of distinctive styles that protect the eyes and frame your face for an updated look.

Shred Optics

Shred Belushki Shrastawood and Shred Stomp Shrasta

Shred Optics combined performance qualities with fashion trends to create their Fall/Winter collection. Turning their backs against mass production practices, Shred has handcrafted each of their styles and infused them with natural materials such as wood, as shown in the Belushki Shrastawood, and multilayer acetates. These function very well for the sportier individual, boasting superior CR39 Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision Lenses, and serve very well as eyewear statements. The above styles feature violet and orange mirror lenses, consistent with the colored lens trend that has emerged for the Fall season.

You can pick this up at McAfee Ski and Snowboard or http://www.shredoptics.com.

Derek Cardigan Sun 7010 Grey Haze

Some shapes add the extra touch of polish you’re looking for. These 7010 sunglasses by Derek Cardigan do just that and then some. These frames are inspired by the 1950s and 1960s brow-line glasses. The geek-chic trend manifests itself in this style, with multiplication and division symbols on the temples and equal signs on the arms, clearly indicating that you are a man of success. Comfortable would be an understatement; you can adjust the nose pads and flex the spring hinges to suit you best.

Derek Cardigan sunglasses are a http://www.coastal.com exclusive.

Gant GRS Marty

The words color, fresh and crisp are the self-proclaimed terms used by Gant to define their Fall eyewear collection. This style is a modern take of the classic aviator. It has the iconic shape but there is a simplicity about these glasses. The frames are thin and light, a trend that keeps the focus on the lens and shape. Olive green frames and bridge compliment the brown gradient coloring of the lenses. These are polarized, equipping the wearer with protection as well as some of that Top Gun style.

These are available at Gant’s 5th avenue store location, 645 5th avenue, or http://www.gant.com.

Guess Drew Aviator Sunglasses

Guess puts a sporty twist on the classic Aviator shape by wrapping the lenses, creating these Drew Sunglasses. They are not only tasteful, but provide solid protection. If it is the outdoors you seek then brave them with UV protection and Nylon lenses. A pair such as this is especially durable; it is made with metal frames, and very high impact resistance. Additionally, you’ll find this style translates very well from casual to formal. Pick yourself up a new go-to pair of shades that mixes classic shapes to create something of its own.

Available at the Guess 5th avenue store location, 575 5th avenue, or http://www.guess.com.

Originally published October 2013
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