Pacifico Optical Blair Sunglasses

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Handmade Australian sunglasses designed with precision to channel a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

From their homebase in Bondi Beach, Pacifico Optical designs a line of sleek eyewear that captures not only their coastal lifestyle but also a certain respect for what came before: Their silhouettes honor the time-tested shapes and lines of vintage and aviation eyewear. The Blair frames up a classic unisex D shape, topped off with a keyhole nose bridge and Carl Zeiss optics.These sunglasses sport German-engineered Zeiss lenses, some of the best lenses the world over for everything from eyewear, to cameras, and binoculars — even wacky stuff like planetarium projectors. And acetate frames carefully handcrafted by Mazzucchelli in Italy as well as Italian-engineered nickel hinges, and vintage-inspired shapes. For a little context, both of these manufacturers have been pioneers in their respective fields since the mid-1800s. Plus, they operate outside the confines of the standard markup-heavy sunglasses market, so you can pick these up for around half of what other companies would charge.