Flexible, durable, and rich in color, Kent Wang’s Keyhole sunglasses are named for the keyhole-shaped gap between the bridge and nose pads. Unlike most frames, which are formed in plastic molds, these are crafted from blocks of cellulose acetate. For a custom fit, the design incorporates spring hinges, allowing the arms to flex and conform to the shape of your head. The sunglasses are fitted with polarized Mazzucchelli CR-39 lenses that offer 100-percent UV 400 protection and meet US ANSI Z80.3-2009, EU EN 1836:2005 standards.
Note: At checkout, select the 47mm (smaller) or 50mm (standard) frame in your choice of color: black, clear, navy, or tortoiseshell. You’ll also have the option to upgrade to the 50mm water buffalo horn frame in light or red (+ $90).
It’s said that necessity is the mother invention. So it was in 2007 when Kent Wang, frustrated with the lack of hand-sewn pocket squares in brick-and-mortar stores, started an online haberdashery. His business of two employees has since thrived thanks to its online-only model, which allows the company to focus not on maintaining a storefront but on producing quality menswear. Among the tenets of the Kent Wang philosophy are honesty, simplicity, straightforward pricing, and low margins. The company also shuns visible branding. Is it any wonder he’s earned nods from some of America’s biggest men’s style magazines?
The horns used to make these frames are harvested from water buffaloes that have surpassed their working age. The animals are never killed for their horns. Every horn is slightly different in color, making each pair of sunglasses wholly unique.
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is July 20, 2020 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.