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· September 29th, 2016

TO BUY · 07/29/2016

We Spy: Grady in Whiskey Tortoise

Whiskey Tortoise acetate, a deep tortoiseshell, and Jet Silver titanium, a sleek metal, are two of our tried-and-truest materials. For our limited-edition Field Series, we spliced them together for a new layered construction and a new classic pair, Grady. It’s double the good looks.

Whiskey Tortoise acetate, a deep tortoiseshell, and Jet Silver titanium, a sleek metal, are two of our tried-and-truest materials. For our limited-edition Field Series, we spliced them together for a new layered construction and a new classic pair, Grady. It’s double the good looks.

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TO READ · 07/27/2016

To Read: What’s Your Catchphrase?

Some are known for their good word, and some are known for just the right ones. Repeat after me: book ’em, reader. These are the novels you’re looking for.

Some are known for their good word, and some are known for just the right ones. Repeat after me: book ’em, reader. These are the novels you’re looking for.

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TO BUY · 07/26/2016

Introducing Field Series

Our latest, limited-edition range of sunglasses comes in a brand-new multilayered construction, crafted from premium cellulose acetate and Japanese titanium. Three distinct builds, two colors each, and a thousand ways to wear them: these polarized frames are tailor-made for taking in bright, wide open days, no matter where they take you.

(Hey! You! New sunglasses!)

Our latest, limited-edition range of sunglasses comes in a brand-new multilayered construction, crafted from premium cellulose acetate and Japanese titanium. Three distinct builds, two colors each, and a thousand ways to wear them: these polarized frames are tailor-made for taking in bright, wide open days, no matter where they take you.

Each style mixes the materials at hand in their own way. First up is Reed, a narrow frame with a distinctive triple-layer build that features twin layers of titanium encasing precisely sculpted acetate available in Green Spruce or Jet Black Matte—with coordinating green or black lenses, respectively, for a monochromatic look. Next is Grady, with a dual-layer construction of Jet Silver titanium in front of acetate in Whiskey Tortoise or Crystal Aqua, plus unexpected cutout details along the brow. And finally, Bonnie, a round, oversized frame with a two-layer form in Walnut Tortoise with Polished Gold titanium or Grapefruit Soda with Riesling.

These are the kind of sunglasses that make dog-day idling and ambling feel like pure luxury.

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TO READ · 07/20/2016

Books We Love: Emma Straub’s “Modern Lovers”

More power to you if you can pass this by and not pick it up. That color! That type treatment! We’re perfectly fine telling you to go on, judge this particular book by its cover. There’s lots of levity and graciousness in these pages.

More power to you if you can pass this by and not pick it up. That color! That type treatment! We’re perfectly fine telling you to go on, judge this particular book by its cover. There’s lots of levity and graciousness in these pages.

Emma Straub deploys a light touch when she could verbally (and probably rightfully) take her Brooklyn characters—a trio of college friends and their teenage kids—to task. Instead, she doesn’t chide them but writes humorous and loving circles around their stagnant ambitions and familial arguments. The Oberlin grads (once in the coolest band on campus) are just starting to muddle through midlife crises, when a) a biopic about their former bandmate, who left to become a bit of a star before ODing in her 20s, gets underway, and b) their kids start dating. Sprinkle in a missing cat and illegal kombucha brewing, and you’ve got yourself all the makings of a mess. It’s delightful.

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TO DO · 07/15/2016

Books We Love: Emma Cline’s “The Girls”

Here’s the thing about “The Girls” (and it’s not that Emma Cline is 27, which she is. A marvel!): It’s really as good and un-put-downable a novel as everyone has been saying. It’s spooky and delicious and vivid and also, kinda sad. Go get yourself a copy.

Here’s the thing about “The Girls” (and it’s not that Emma Cline is 27, which she is. A marvel!): It’s really as good and un-put-downable a novel as everyone has been saying. It’s spooky and delicious and vivid and also, kinda sad. Go get yourself a copy.

Narrator Evie Boyd looks back on a youthful blip spent among a group clearly reminiscent of the Manson Family. (Maybe don’t read this at night? Next thing you know: Wikipedia deep dive on the real-life crew. Bananas.) Her introduction to the scene comes courtesy not of the ringleader but one of his older teenage girl acolytes she spots one day in a park. The combining factors of a scattered mother, an oblivious father, and a set of disappointing friends—in other words, loneliness—lands Evie smack dab in the orbit of the Mansonlike cult. Her teen solitude teeters on desperation, and Cline nimbly illuminates how Evie stays enthralled with her new friends, even as her universe takes on a grimmer and grimier shadow.

If you’re familiar with the horrors of that summer in 1969 L.A., you know the gruesome gist of what’s coming, and you could gobble your way through the pages to get to it. But the crimes aren’t the main event. There’s a sweetness in Evie’s interior revelations, and also in Cline’s empathy for her.

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TO READ · 07/12/2016

To Read: What Are You Sweating?

The heat is on! On your street! On your back! And your brow! Take yourself somewhere high and hopefully dry, and bring a book for company.

The heat is on! On your street! On your back! And your brow! Take yourself somewhere high and hopefully dry, and bring a book for company.

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TO READ · 07/07/2016

What’s In His Bag: Captain Ahab

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This new series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

It’s always fascinating to see what a celebrity carries in his or her bag. Keys? Wallet? Gum? Sunglasses? Raw almonds? This new series on the Warby Parker blog brings you the inside scoop on all of your favorite stars!

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