Jacques Marie Mage x Black Optical

These Badass Sunglasses Cost $2,000. Here’s Why


February 8, 2020 Style By
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Since 2007, Black Optical has been peddling some of the finest in eyewear from the unlikely locale of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Handcrafted frames from the upper echelon of eyewear run the spectrum from Garret Leight to Barton Perreira to Eyevan and more. Among the revered lenses is the if you know, you know luxury label Jacques Marie Mage, who’s coveted eyewear is made in extremely small batches, selling out more often than restocks occur (the brand never makes the same style twice). Now, the two legendary brands have come together for two of the most eye-catching sunglasses to date.

The collab ties back to Black Optical’s American roots, using ecologically-sourced American Bison to accompany the Japanese-crafted frames. The distinctive leather features a luxe matte finish and pebbled grain which is meticulously hand-wrapped by leather artisans in Italy. While the Zepherin style goes tonal with matte black hardware, the Yves model gets glitzy with 18k gold hardware.

With details like these, you can expect these exquisite frames to come with an exquisite price tag. But with each style limited to just five pairs, you can also expect to never run into someone else with the same set.

Zepherin by Jacques Marie Mage x Black Optical $2000

Yves by Jacques Marie Mage x Black Optical $2000

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Gerald Ortiz

Gerald Ortiz is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering style. From San Diego, now New York City.

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