Going retro's great for t-shirts -- who couldn't get behind "Mondale in '84!" -- but if you're looking for looks and performance, hooping in vintage Chuck Taylors will break your ankles in 84 places. Combining old-school style with modern technology, Salt Optics. Outta SoCal, Salt's churning out handmade sunglasses in timeless, minimalist styles, all beefed up with contemporary design techniques that make them more wearable and durable than whatever's currently dangling from your Croakies. All lenses sport Prism Free Vision (virtually eliminates eye-straining bounce-back glare) and scratch-resistant coating that also makes them nearly smudge proof, so when you're serving volleyballs to America's best fighter pilots, they'll stay crystal clear, and you won't have to embarrass yourself by wearing a shirt. Models include the Warner (semi-wrapped teardrop aviators w/ added width at the temple for strength & longevity), the Grifter (Mad Men-esque w/ black frames of high-quality acetate for low breakage), and the Linus: a vintage double-bridge aviator w/ screw-on "Air Active" flexible silicone nose pads -- when you graduated from your "tribal phase", you said "no" to nose-dents forever. Before buying, check Salt's online "Fit Guide", which breaks down face types (round, oval, oblong, etc) and suggests models that'll work best for you -- because the glasses might be new, but looking like a schmuck in the wrong pair is as old as Mondale.