Sunglasses are an item that we can wear all year round. Be it the blazing hot summers or the piercingly low winter sun, shades are an item we always carry with us wherever we go. One issue however which I’am sure you have all faced, particularly if you are heading out for a sun filled day in the beer garden and out partying afterwards, for example, is do you take your expensive sunglasses you are desperate to wear, but risk damaging them when you’ve had one to many? Or perhaps take a cheaper alternative, and have that feeling sitting in your mind that these just don’t look as good. This common predicament is exactly where Hexton folding sunglasses was born out of, swooping in to deliver well priced, effortlessly cool eyewear.
An independent sunglasses brand hailing from London, Hexton sunglasses are an eyewear representation of the cities slick, chic fashion sense with style in abundance. They feature an ingenious and unique five hinge folding design making them extremely easy to carry around with you. Simply pop them into their neat, snazzy little case and they are safe from harm.
When I first put the Hexton sunglasses on, I was very impressed by both how light they were, and also how comfortable they sat on my head. Sunglasses I have owned in the past can sometimes be quite weighty to the point you feel you are holding them on. Not these. This quality is achieved by reinforced polycarbonate frames making them very lightweight and extremely versatile for every environment and out you wear, beach to the work place.
Now I know perhaps you are thinking of the durability of those hinges and the repeated folding as you tuck them away however do not fret, Hexton are two steps ahead of you. The frames fixings are made from industrial grade aluminium, contributing to that lightweight I mentioned previously, but also bringing in an element of strength to ensure your sunglasses will endure the test of time.
When you wear Hexton sunglasses you do get that feeling these are a beautiful hybrid of modern design and vintage style. I could imagine them being worn by Paul Newman or Steve McQueen as he hurtled across a beach in his dune buggy or cruising in a soft top mustang. They certainly wouldn’t look out of place.
Wonderfully just this past week the folks over at Hexton sunglasses have launched a Kickstarter campaign which you can support here. As a personal recommendation from The Gentleman Select, owning and wearing many a pair of shades over time, I really think Hexton are a brand worth investing in and a cool accessory addition to any wardrobe.