Brand: Paul Smith Optical
London-based designer Paul Smith largely adheres to the ages-old tradition of proper British fashion, but he still loves thumbing his nose at it once in a while. His signature look is an irreverent mash-up of classic English styles — think extra-sharp tailoring juxtaposed against bright stripes and contrasting colors. Since launching his line in Paris in 1976, Smith has established himself as one of England's most prominent designers. Over the last 35 years, his eponymous brand has expanded to include everything from women’s wear to furniture — all with a famous fan base that counts stylish stars like Jude Law and David Bowie among its (not unsubstantial) number. The Paul Smith eyewear collection includes vintage-inspired eyeglass frames and sunglasses hand-crafted from durable plastics and designed with comfort in mind. Polarized lenses and UV protection are some of the key benefits offered by Smith’s sunglasses, which feature the label’s trademark (and, occasionally, bits of wisdom from the designer) inscribed on the interior stem.