Todd Snyder & Randolph Update Sportsman Aviators With Gunmetal Sunglasses Collab

Military-spec style in two cool new colorways.

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Ever-prolific menswear designer Todd Snyder and aviator specialists Randolph just launched their second sunglasses collection, collaborating on two pairs of exclusive Sportsman shades.

The New York-based Snyder—who has worked with a veritable galaxy of classic American brands including New Balance, Champion, Timex, Harley-Davidson, Converse and L.L. Bean—is following up last year’s Randolph aviator collab with another made-in-the-USA drop that uses a gunmetal finish in the Sportsman style for the very first time.

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Randolph Engineering founders Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski, who met while working in a machine shop in South Boston shortly after immigrating to America from Poland after World War II, launched their iconic eyewear company in 1973.

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They soon joined forces with the U.S. military to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator style for fighter pilots, and have been synonymous with handsome, military-spec aviators ever since.

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The Sportsman is a classic teardrop aviator with an acetate sweat bar, bayonet-style temples, and SkyTec polarized glass lenses.

The sharp-looking shades come in 57MM and 61MM sizing and two colorways: 23K Gold and Gunmetal/Cobalt. They arrive in a case and box dressed in Snyder’s signature camouflage print, and a cleaning cloth is included.

“I’ve long admired and worn Randolphs,” Snyder said in a statement announcing the limited edition release. “What separates them from all the other brands is their authenticity. A lot of brands try to buy this, but Randolph can truly say its a part of their DNA.”

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The Todd Snyder x Randolph Collection is available for purchase for $339 at ToddSnyder. com and Randolphusa.com as well as through select retailers.

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