While your lifestyle might have little in common with a rock star's, it does involve falling on your face at night and fearing the sun in the morning. That's enough to justify shades from Initium Eyewear, a new shipment of which is dropping from LA even as you skim this
Glare-zapping, super clear, and impact-resistant, Initiums are built to withstand the "trials and tribulations of life on tour", while still ensuring you'll "stand out in any TMZ clip" (so next time you're peeing on a bush next to John Mayer...). The collection's divvied into 3 distinct lines: first up are skinny-to-fat, 5-barrel stop-hinge framed "Lifestyle" models, all named for metal tunes/airports/venues/booze, with the latest being the grandpa-meets-speedracer Whiskey; after that's the aviator-inspired "Metal" class, whose Sabbath-inspired Supertzar sports a nickel/silver frame with a flip-hinge bridge, so you can pop up your lenses indoors, or at least know you could if you wanted to. The priciest are dubbed "Platinum", with rich acetate frames crafted in the mountains of Italy; each model's named for an album, like the rounded, oversized Escape (Journey) and the horn-rimmed Pinkerton (who says Rawk! like Rivers Cuomo?)
When your vision start to go, Initium offers up 5 empty Platinum frames for Rx lens fitting -- so just like a rock star star, you can cling to some vestige of cool long after you're too blind to see how uselessly withered you've become.