High-performance sports stuff can really enhance everyday life: jock-friendly Gatorade helps cure hangovers, and Cowboy Collars can give you a real edge in the boardroom when everyone else is wearing those boring spread ones. For eyewear born from the rigorous demands of sport, check out Kaenon's new drop.
From two Cali brothers whose competitive sailing days inspired them to make stylish shades that could still perform on the water, Kaenon's spring line ranges from subtle retro jobs to pure sport numbers, all of them rigged for serious performance via high-end materials and their patented SR-91 polarized lenses, which have the impact resistance/light weight of polycarbonate, the visual acuity of glass, and're 128% better at high-altitude spying on Russians than the SR-71 model. There's a crop of sporty models like the Burnet, (kind of a squared-off Wayfarer with cool metal inlays on the arms), the serious sun-inhibiting Klay, with big lenses, grippy Variflex nose pads, and thick arms that don't let any sun or glare in on the side, and the Italian-made Pino, with a '50s retro look and color options like black and a tobacco-ish Havana, which you'll swear are Dominican at customs. There're also some sophisticated metal frames that maintain hardcore technical values, like the Sequence, a gold or black retro aviator with techy lens options (gray for offshore water, amber for shallow water), and the Spindle S5, a semi-rimless squared-off aviator with spring-loaded hinges so they don't fall off your face, similar lens color options, and no-slip Air Bag nose pads, which should be used in conjunction with, not as a substitute for, your Seat Belt nose pads.
Kaenon can also rig all models with prescription polarized lenses that can either be single vision or bifocal-ish deals with different sections for distance and close-up vision called "progressive" -- exactly what you'll be celebrated as when you're the only one able to walk away from post-meeting pile-drivers.