It's hard to find rounded sunglasses that don't look wholesale oakley sunglasses straight out of a thrift shop. But Saturdays Surf NYC, a brand that is always reinventing retro staples, has put a Japanese twist on the iconic vintage frame with a new pair called the Mitsu. The shades, which are handmade in Japan, are named after Mitsu Lowe, a Saturdays brand ambassador and a native of Miyazaki, one of the country's best surf towns.
"Most of the Saturdays garments are oakley sunglasses sale named for close friends of the founders," said Colin Tunstall, who co-founded the brand with Josh Rosen and Morgan Collett. "We wanted a frame that contrasted the original Walker frame, but still had the same classic feel. The Mitsu is a bit thinner and has an oval-shaped lens."
Made of thick plastic, the shades are similar in shape to Oliver Oakley Asian Fit Sunglass People's classic Sir O'Malleys and in weight to Persol's PO 649, though these are a bit narrower across the brow. Glass-polarized lenses with anti-reflective coating mean watermen don't have to worry about trading practicality for style. Although they're available in standard black and tortoiseshell, try the Fog – a glassy gray – for something unexpected yet versatile.