Ralph Lauren Eyeglasses
Sophisticated Americana aesthetic
Ralph Lauren eyeglasses embody US vintage in a sleek, contemporary way. Echoing the brand’s roots in 50s/60s America, these are glasses that would look right at home in an episode of Mad Man as they would on the streets of modern day LA.
From Manhattan to Annie Hall
Born in 1960s New York, Ralph Lauren started out as a men’s tie brand. Over the course of the next 5 years the brand would gain mass popularity, opening in Bloomingdale’s and even its first standalone store. Already by the mid 1970s Lauren was dressing cast members of The Great Gatsby and Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in Annie Hall: the brand’s icon status was cemented. In 2007 they launched their first eyeglasses models, inviting wearers to finish their look with a touch of delicate glamour.
Made from rich acetates and carbon fiber and fitted with crystal lenses, every pair of glasses is made to the highest specifications. In particular, one of Ralph Lauren’s three key eyewear collections, Core Classic, is an ode to craftsmanship. Meticulous attention to detail and precise production processes are foundational to this collection and each pair is handmade in Lauriano, Italy.
The defining styles
Each of the other two collections, Signature and Storytelling, appeals to wearers in a unique way. Signature are modelled on iconic symbols and are true classics: cat-eye shapes and squarer style 50s shapes for men immediately demonstrate why these are part of the brand’s heritage. Part of the Signature collection, The Lacey Collection for women is inspired by the world of Ralph Lauren and is defined by the metal buckles at the temples, recalling the iconic RL belt; the RL Hinge Collection for men uses lightweight constructions and contemporary shapes, defined by the iconic RL Hinge. The Storytelling collection mixes sensibilities and styles which define the brand’s DNA.
Spectacles which offer timeless, Ivy League-inspired looks which are at the same time polished and sleek.