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Behind the Design: J.Crew Sunglasses


INTRODUCING SUNGLASSES BY J.CREW 
Without further ado, meet Sam, Ryan, Betty, Irving, Jack & Jill (and the people who helped create them).

Jenna

Frank, men’s design

Somsack, women’s design


Eric, men’s design

Tracy, women’s design


“Necessity is the mother of invention—and more than anything, we needed navy and neon sunglasses. But we just couldn’t find them, so we decided to make our own!”
Jenna
“It’s such a subtle thing, but I love the weight of each pair—they aren’t flimsy, and I like that they don’t slide off my face one minute after wearing them. I mean, is there any bigger pet peeve?”
Somsack



THE DETAILS 

1. HANDMADE ACETATE FRAMES 

2. UV LENSES 

3. CUSTOM HINGES

“We are big fans of inside detailsnot outside logosespecially on your face. A barn-door hinge served as the inspiration for the collection’s hinges. The main detailing is visible only from the insidestrong yet understated.” 

—Jenna



“We always wanted to do our own sunglasses, so when this chance came along, everything seemed to fall into place, and it worked. I think they represent the J.Crew aesthetic perfectly.”
Frank
“Sunglasses to me are like a pair of jeans—you can never just own one pair.”
Somsack

 
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Photographs by Clément Pascal.

Shop our new sunglasses collection here.

Show us how you wear your new frames with the hashtag #JCREWSUNGLASSES.

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