Though the brand was founded just two years ago in 2009, the team behind NYC-based KBL Eyewear has more experience than you can shake a pair of aviators at, with over 40 years of combined experience at labels like Oliver Peoples and Thakoon. Of course, all that experience means nothing if you don’t make a great product. Luckily, KBL doesn’t have that problem. Artisan-crafted from top-notch Japanese, German, and Italian components a responsibly run Chinese factory—part of the grounds are set aside for local farmers to grow organic food for employees—these sunglasses and eyeglasses blend solid construction with sharp styling that toes the line between modern and classic shapes. Throw in an attainable price point and a list of influences than includes everything from sea glass to vintage guitars, and you’ve got a recipe for your new favorite glasses.