Brands used to make chunky frames out of necessity — thicker acetate was more stable. But as eyewear manufacturing advanced over the last half-century, improvements to frame technology allowed for slimmer silhouettes. This season, however, a number of brands have taken inspiration from the chunky frames of years past to create modern sunglasses that make a bold statement. When paired with multiple layers and textures in a cool-weather wardrobe, they don’t seem out of place; the extra heft balances a more substantial outfit.
Jacques Marie Mage makes quite a few chunky-framed pairs, each inspired with unique vintage inspiration. The Dealan — inspired by Bob Dylan — is a hefty Wayfarer-style frame that’s handcrafted in Japan. It features green G-15 lenses and unique hinge rivets.
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