The debate between function and fashion has raged since humans first discovered the meaning of vanity, but there are still those rare instances when something so stylishly pragmatic surfaces that argument turns to admiration, regardless of whether you play for team comfort or team chic. Aspire Eyewear combines equal parts modern technology and classic design to create a visually striking line of glasses that rival any designer shades. Not to mention they feel as light as air against your face. Using 3D technology and a state-of-the-art nylon material, Aspire is able to produce a nearly endless variety of colors and styles while keeping their frames lightweight, flexible and strong so they can bend without breaking, ensuring they're with you for the long haul.
With nearly 40 pairs to choose from, Aspire has something for everyone; I opted for the Remarkable model in a reliable Tortoise color-way. With round frames and slim arms they're perfect for those of us who aren't into bulky frames but still like wearing a bit of character. Their Tortoise pattern is unique enough to turn heads but versatile enough to be worn with nearly any outfit you can think of, from bathing trunks to a summer linen suit.
Finding the right fit for your face is often tricky when finding a new pair of glasses, and one of my favorite features on the Remarkable frames is their nose pads. Keeping the glasses snug and slip-free, you'll hardly remember you put them on, and their lightweight design ensures you won't be left with those annoying red dimples heavier glasses tend to leave behind. They come with tinted, reflective or prescription lenses, and in Crystal, Hunter and Tortoise patterns, so you'll have ample opportunity to tailor them to your own personal taste.
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Words and Photos by The Cuff