The days are longer and the chance to finally be out and about soaking in the much-needed rays is here. Summer has arrived, but not like last year’s summer, this is the summer we’ve been waiting for (for almost two years now!).
We know telling you that sunglasses are the next thing in summer accessories is redundant because you probably already wearing your favorite pair right now. We’re not here to reinvent the wheel by telling you that you need a fresh pair of sunglasses this summer, we’re just here to give you some new brands that we love and rock ourselves here at Commonwealth Proper.
Jacques Marie Mage
Based out of Los Angeles, Jacques Marie Mage, creates super limited runs of artisanal eyewear with shapes and high-quality materials that are truly unique to their brand . Informed by a design language that takes nods from the past and pushes that through a more futuristic aesthetic, JMM crafts some amazing sunglasses with Chunky frames all in a varying assortment of acetate colors.
By redeveloping an iconic frame with some of the best components that you can find and being able to sell them at an affordable price is what Pantos Paris set out to do, and did. 100% Made in France, these frames try to reimagine that relationship between the object and its makers by showcasing the talented makers behind the pieces that come together to create an iconic pair of sunglasses.
As a brand that prides itself in creating Made in the USA goods, we sought out to find an eyewear brand that had these same values and discovered Lowercase NYC. Designed and influenced greatly by NYC, each pair of sunglasses is inspired by some facet of NYC whether that be music, architecture, history, and events of the Big Apple. An NYC brand through and through, Lowercase invites its customers to visit their showroom where you can watch your sunglasses being handcrafted and truly understand the design process of each frame, lens, and screw that goes into the glasses.