From Our Editors
EpicWear doesn’t have the outrageously expensive marketing budget of a multinational fashion firm, so the plucky U.S.-based company relies on the quality of their work to speak for itself. Their team of optical engineers kick off the process, building two types of high-tech lenses: a polycarbonate blend that delivers distortion-free depth perception, or a polarized lens with an 8-layer hard finish for extra scratch protection. Both deflect glare and block 100% of UV rays without distorting images on the other side of the sunglass. Next, designers and craftsfolk take over, drawing up a slew of rugged, sleek, or classic frames. So far, their efforts have resulted in everything from a futuristic wraparound Elipse—ideal keeping eyes dust free during biking or beach sports—to a classic Aviator frame that mimics the look of fighter pilots or the lawyers in the Lindbergh trial.