Smith Gives Powder Hounds a Retro Look

Smith makes vintage-style shades you’re not afraid to play in.

The trouble with vintage is that with old-school style comes old-school technology—a man who taking a cross-country road-trip in a sixties E-Type is the coolest guy on the road until he’s the coolest guy in the shop. That’s why you need something like Smith’s Clayton sunglasses: a cleaned-up vintage looks with modern underpinnings. The black acetate and tortoise-shell frames, brass-look nose bridge and grey-green Chromapop lenses are pure sixties style (like the Jag), but modern compounds and metal underpinnings mean these sunglasses can take a 21st-century beating and go the distance. Plus, these Claytons come with something no second-hand sunglasses can match: a lifetime warranty. [$80;

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