It's impressive to achieve a look that's equal parts modern and retro, something Benjamin Button totally nailed that one fleeting period he didn't look like a grizzled, old baby. For shades that walk the line more consistently, check MAYFOURTEENTH.
From an SF designer who's done time with Goorin and Upper Playground, 14th's a line o' shades that draw inspiration from flamboyant 70s/80s frames but're executed in 21st century patterns n' plastics, more specifically fine Italian acetate that's molded and polished in Argentina, like Maradona's immovably shimmering 'do. On the flashier side, there's the heavyweight, flat-top Gabriels (which rock textured black or gold layering over off-white acetate), the oversized Julian aviators in black (with super thick white temples and a unique circular bridge cutout), and the bug-eyed Flora that're intentionally evocative of Jackie O., unlike your pillbox hat, which is just a crazy, sexy, coincidence! They've also got the slightly more understated, preppily squarish Jacob in bright tortoise/matte black (with translucent rose/grey lenses, respectively), and the rounded, wayfarer-esque David with stark black and yellow color contrast, but not Tony Stark's black and yellow color contrast, because that dude wears red and yellow.
You can cop all the frames at a Lower Haight pop-up that's also got a bunch of deadstock looks by Gucci and Versace, or just cop em' online by hitting their site, and -- when you see the ones you want -- simply pushing the
benjamin buy button.