To say that Silver Lining Vintage founder Jordan Silver is an eyewear enthusiast is something of an understatement. Silver has been collecting vintage sunglasses and eyeglass frames since the 2000s and has become a well-respected authority on all things optical. In addition to working with household-name fashion designers, celebrities, and artists, in 2007 he partnered with licensed optician Erik Sacher to open the Silver Lining Opticians boutique in Manhattan’s glitzy SoHo neighborhood. Although SLO now serves as the home base for Silver Lining Vintage, Silver still curates collections for everyone from Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys to Jeffery. Simply put, the man knows his vintage eyewear, and we’re all better off for it.
When it comes to vintage eyewear, there’s really no greater authority than Jordan Silver of Silver Lining Vintage. In addition to his role as co-owner of the highly regarded Soho boutique Silver Lining Opticians, the man curates collections for heavy-hitters like Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys. This selection of unused vintage picks—all quite rare, and all sharp as hell—comes directly from his personal collection. You’re looking for the coolest frames you can get your hands on? You just found 'em.