Monokel Eyewear & Sunglasses
In terms of style, Monokel eyewear is a bit harder to pin down. Oftentimes their glasses have a more contemporary feel with thick, frames in exaggerated styles like the Apollo and Kaia frames, but there’s just as good of a chance of them being more retro in design, as seen in the Otis, Forest, and Nelson frames (Monokel are especially big fans of the 60s and 70s). Big proponents of versatility, there’s also a subsect of the Monocle sunglasses lineup that are just classic frames designed to suit pretty much anyone, done up in all black – the best examples being the River and Aki frames. Wherever the designers turn their attention, the result remains consistently excellent, exceedingly wearable sunglasses that are simple but not without nuance.
The Swedish brand may be new(-ish) kids on the block having only been in the sunglass game since 2013, but Monokel have sure found their footing quickly. The label has been quietly making waves, just by doing what they probably think is commonplace. Their self-assured styles and reconceiving of what biodegradable accessories can look like promises that Monokel is a summer mainstay for many years to come.
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