Todd Snyder Teams With Randolph Engineering For Classic Aviators

The designer updated Randolph’s signature sunglasses with premium materials.

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When placed in the right hands, classic menswear essentials can actually start to feel fresh and modern — that’s the case with plenty of work done by NYC-by-way-of-Iowa designer Todd Snyder, including the new Todd Snyder x Randolph line of stylish sunglasses.

The offering arrives just in time for the Fourth of July, and carries on the designer’s legacy of taking some of his personal favorites — be it Timex watches, Champion sweatshirts or Converse sneakers — and giving them his own personal, sharp and stylish take.

Snyder himself has been busy this spring and summer, launching a new line of boots and now, delivering some seriously cool sunglasses for the rest of the season ahead.

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The Randolph x Todd Snyder Aviators take a tried-and-true original — Randolph’s AF325-TS — and finish them off in impossibly luxe fashion, using cool colors like Gunmetal and even 23-karat gold.

This new take on the timeless Aviator is a far cry from the sunglasses Randolph originally produced for fighter pilots, but no less premium and dependable (and each pair is still made in the States, to boot).

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The fresh Aviators clock in at 58mm, using bendable bayonet-style temples that nod to the functionality of Randolph’s original, pilot-friendly design.

Polarized, anti-reflective lenses make them a pair of shades that are as useful as they are stylish, with the ability to be worn all day long without missing a beat.

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Other refreshed design details include the inclusion of the Todd Snyder logo at the back of the temples, delivered in an eye-catching shot of color for subtle style.

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And because this is Todd Snyder, the collaboration is more accessible than one might expect (although no less hard-wearing and fashion-forward — yet classic).

Even the 23-karat set of shades will set you back only $369, a relative steal given the heritage, history and designer-friendly style each pair delivers (the other three models will run you $349).

It’s simple, really: Todd Snyder and Randolph are making your new pair of summer sunglasses, so amp up your daily carry now.