The Street Side of Oliver Peoples

Mosley Tribes Sunglasses

November 11, 2009 Uncategorized By


Just because the heat and glare of the summer sun are gone, doesn’t mean the sunglasses are too. In fact, there’s no better time than when you’re scouting fall foliage or a sunrise/sunset drive, especially with the low fall/winter sun. Of course, if you’re having trouble finding a suitable frame for your face, follow our simple suggestions to finding out what fits your face. Just remember, don’t wear them inside.

Cut from the same cloth as Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Mosley Tribes is Oliver’s urban-influenced brother. Mosley Tribes borrows the knowledge and design capabilities from Oliver Peoples and blends it with a more fashion forward style. Gear Patrol asked Mosley Tribes to send over a few of their sunglasses for a first-hand look and fortunately what we have to report is good.


(pictured above)Mosley Tribes’ rendition of the classic aviator, except they equip them with G15 VFX Polarized lenses. Additionally, these lenses have an oleophobic coating that repels dust, water, oil and finger prints. You can also see the VFX logo on the lenses when they fog up. The Raynes are also available with VFX Photochromic lenses that adapt to the intensity of light. The glasses also feature silicone temple tips for added comfort and grip.



A retro inspired aviator style frame that can only be best described as what the Blues Brothers would have worn if they had the option sunglasses The Flynn features a thin metal rim that accentuates the lenses and is paired with polished acetate arms. Mosley Tribes also embosses their logo on temples and adds plastic nose pads to improve comfort and fit.



A nice over-sized modified aviator seen here in black with grey gradient lenses. The lenses are encased in a metal rim and finished with polished black acetate. They’re ideal if you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses that combines a classic look with a trendy flare, or if you want to pimp it Sean Puffy Combs.

Though the Bromley’s are too big for this editor’s small face (read just right for Eric and Patrick), it’s evident that these glasses are exceptionally well-built. The sunglasses feel sturdy in your hand and are still comfortable even after a round of golf. Mosley Tribes also spares no expense by adding high quality glass lenses from renown Italian lens maker Barberini for unsurpassed clarity and polarization. The Flynn, Raynes, and Bromley are only a few members of Mosley’s Tribe lineup, so you’ll want to check out their other offerings if our selections don’t suit your taste.

Cost: Bromley ($180) | Raynes ($180) | Flynn ($180)

Anthony Huang

Hello, gentlemen; this is Anthony, and this is my long-awaited bio post (according to the ever-pestering Eric, anyway). Personally, I think Gear Patrol is making me poorer. Not the best idea in today’s economy but, what the hell - hopefully, Citi will fall after I purchase a few barrels of JD. As one of the very first readers, I’ve enjoyed watching the site grow from one new post every few days to several articles daily - finding more and more gear I could add to my ever-growing collection. So, I find it a great honor that I was selected to join The GP Crew. Despite many failed attempts to get Eric to write my bio for me (so I could envelop myself in Call of Duty at his pad), he remained stalwart, and I was relegated to alternative measures: interviewing myself. So without further ado, I give you Anthony vs. Anthony - on the hot seat. [Continued after the jump] Tell us a little about yourself. My editors know me to be laid back, obsessed with finding deals on the finer things in life, and one who tends to over-research products. Why? To convince myself that I desperately need something, then not buy it. It’s a sordid affair. That’s pretty rough. Anything else? I’m also a fanatic when it comes to reading about random articles and an irate, foul-mouthed lunatic when it comes to playing video games (Ed: True). I’m perpetually on the move, calling New York, Chattanooga, and Memphis home. What’s one embarrassing moment you’d like to share with our readers and forever be published on the internet for the whole world to see? Gee, Anthony, when you put it that way… Oh wait… actually, looking back one of the funniest events (not for me at the time) had to be when I was learning how to ride a bike. Being the young and ever-confident 5 year old trying to keep up with an older bro, I decided to try and show off by riding my bike down the hill - sans training wheels. So what happened? I think this YouTube clip might be the closest dramatization of the actual events: Why that moment? Because, well… you fall down and you keep going and that’s what guys do. The old adage applies here: if you can’t laugh at yourself, you shouldn’t be laughing at all. What’s your biggest vice? An outrageously good deal (think: Oh, and Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve. Is there anything embarrassing you can tell us about Eric Yang? Eric is supafly smooth (Ed: I’d debate “supafly”). I’m still waiting for him to trip up; we all are, actually. Such events are rarer than spotting Nessie. If we ever go on that golf trip next year, then maybe I (we) can catch one of those rare moments on camera.

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