GEAR | American Optical Deadstock Safety Glasses

Of all the types of accessories, I probably have the most frustrating relationship with sunglasses. They always seem to be too big (probably because I am always seeking out men's), or stretch out or are too expensive for someone like me who loses them constantly. But sunglasses are also the thing that I am consistently oohing and ahhing over. I picked up these American Optical Deadstock Safety glasses ($79) at Independence in Chicago last weekend and I think I may have found my sunglass soulmate. They're durable, light, not crazy expensive, and fit like a glove. Done, done, done, and done.


Oh and that Fly Fishing Hooks bandana ($8) also came out the door with me as I left Independence. Check out this selection of their other bandanas, they are so cool and will make fantastic stocking stuffers. And keep checking in on Independence, they will soon be stocking some women's goods too, and I can't wait because they may be the nicest cool guys in the business. More reasons to head back to the Windy City.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I love items that are sturdy and not overly adorned with logos and cheap extras. And that bandana!

mamavalveeta03 said...

Thx, Lizzie! I am thrilled beyond belief that you posted their website info! My husband used to be a Forest Ranger for the state of Wisconsin, and he even had to dress up as Smokey the Bear for school presentations (when he was "low man on the totem pole" so to speak. I just found this tee that's going to be a perfect Christmas gift: http://www.printedimagechico.com/product/smokey-bear/S01943TSHIRTKHA/smokey-with-shovel-only-you-adult-t-shirt

Lizzie said...

@mamavalveeta

Oh nice! They have some great National Park bandanas also. Cool company with bad web design, love those.

Aja Lake | the gold hat. said...

Those bandanas are AWESOME. I want to frame every one and hang them in my kids' rooms.

Chiara DeLucia said...

Check out Shuron sunglasses. They're American made and not extremely pricey (I found them at a pop up shop in NY for $195.00 - not cheap, but not too crazy either). I've always had trouble with sunglasses - one time I purchased a $400.00 pair of Tom Fords and had to send them back to the company SIX times...finally I just gave up. But these sunglasses just feel like their meant to last and feel good.

Keep up the awesome posting!

Emma said...

These are great! Have a look at Finlays on 32theguild.com are my latest sunglasses find though...handmade wooden British brand... amazing

Lilian said...

These look amazing! I've owned a pair of the AO aviators for a few years now and can vouch for their quality - great materials, well made, really reasonable price. Are the Safety Glasses available anywhere online, or are they only a limited edition collab with Independence?

Loving the posts as usual!

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