The quest for the perfect pair of sunglasses is nothing to throw shade at, if you know what I mean. I'm all for extreme cat-eyes, John Lennon-style mini circles, and mirrored lenses, but when investing in a pair of frames, it's back to basics for me with a set that'll stretch the dollar and last a lifetime. Because, let's be honest, settling on a new pair of sunnies takes some serious time (and way more iPhone selfies than I'd like to admit).
And, heating things up for spring '14 is eyewear line Barton Perreira — the brainchild of Patty Perreira and Bill Barton (both formerly of Oliver Peoples), founded in 2007 — with its expanded collection of shapes and finishes. My number-one reason for calling out this handsome line? It's all about the attention to detail. No one does finishing touches, whether it's rose-gold bridges and hinges or the option of shiny or matte metals, quite like Barton Perreira.