These fierce-yet-functional frames have a squared-off shape complemented by solid-black, UV-lenses edged in gold-tone trim, so they dress the part for both work and play.
Acetate and stainless steel with UV400 CR-39 lenses
Eye width: 49 mm; Bridge: 26 mm; Temples: 145 mm
Made in Italy
Founded in 2010, Illesteva’s eyewear is famous for exquisite manufacturing, which is done by hand in family-run factories in Italy and France; because the acetate is blended by hand, no two pairs are exactly the same. Founders Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske are prominent fixtures of the New York social scene (Jus Ske is a DJ when he’s not designing frames), which helps explain why the brand has such a cult following.