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.
Now that spring has arrived — and summer is on the horizon — it's the perfect time to invest in a pair of great sunglasses. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this collection of stylish shades by Paul Smith, Randolph Engineering, Linda Farrow, and a host of others. Stock up, and get ready for the season ahead.