Sunglasses take the brunt of a lot of summer excursions. They are often the one item that you do well to find the following summer let alone surviving the current one without them getting lost or damaged. So, rather than contemplating where to find your existing frames it pays to do a bit of research into purchasing your next pair. Look to a name you can trust, a brand built on craftsmanship and quality and a label that makes eyewear that you just simply like. If you’re looking for all three, then you’ve come to the right place. Get the full lowdown on the latest sunglasses from Bespoke Dudes Eyewear in this full Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Review.
Despite being such a young brand in terms of the wider men’s sunglasses world, The Bespoke Dudes is steeped in high-quality Italian craftsmanship and that naturally reflects in the final product. All Bespoke Dudes sunglasses are handcrafted in Italy with a meticulous and incredibly unique approach to modern eyewear. That means the frames are nicely rounded, with smooth segues between the frame and hinge area, as well as around the bridge. The hinges are screwed on by hand and the polishing overall is good. Beyond the fact that Bespoke Dudes Eyewear sunglasses look impeccable – which we will touch on later – they fit incredibly comfortably, too.
In order to take a closer look at the quality build, fit and construction of Bespoke Dudes Eyewear we’re picking out three of the Italian brand’s most popular styles; the Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Cran, Pleat and Vicuna Sunglasses below.
The Vicuna sunglasses highlight just how pioneering Bespoke Dudes Eyewear are in the world of unisex sunglasses. The Vicuna collection is crafted from the finest materials, and when we say the finest materials, we mean it. The models range goes from pure rhodium to rhodium combined with two microns of 24 karat gold and two microns of palladium. These numbers provide an out of the ordinary plating, around 80 times higher than alternative frames on the market.
The result, as you could imagine, is quite spectacular. The Vicuna glasses are extremely lightweight and courtesy of their premium construction, high-quality finish and detailed filigree, they are the kind of sunglasses that you can wear day-to-day and with tailoring and formal suits too. The dedication to craftsmanship delves deep into even the smallest details of the Vicuna sunglasses, including the briar-coloured acetate temple ends, the laser-decorated frames and the flat Zeiss lenses that provide full UV protection.
Fabio Attanasio & Andrea Vigano – founders of The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear – should be applauded for supporting the small, traditional manufacture (Mazzucchelli Varese) in line with being a modern, multi-functional eyewear brand. The Cran, the original style in the collection, are evidence of the brand's uniquely-crafted approach to eyewear because they benefit from hand-closed hinges. It is a design feature that should not be underestimated. On cheaper glasses, hinges will be glued on, but ones that will last will be screwed on. Doing this by hand is not only more accurate, but a lot longer lasting.
The Cran is also the most versatile frames in the Bespoke Dudes Eyewear collection courtesy of their slim-line frames, rounded frames and coloured lenses. Those details ensure that the Cran is suitable for all face shapes, which is often something that is not available in a lot of sunglasses.
Clip-On Sunglasses have become incredibly popular over the past few seasons because they’re so versatile. The fact that you can combine your favourite optical frames with your favourite pair of sunglasses is a system that works well for most people. Consequently, the first question a lot of people have when it comes to these Bespoke Dudes Pleat Sunglasses, is how easy is it to clip them on and off. The answer; incredibly easy. A simple gesture is all it takes to attach the clip to the frames; there’s no forcing, awkward clippings or obvious oversized-clip-on-kind-of-designs that a lot of other clip-on frames show.
With the Pleat, Bespoke Dudes have managed to introduce the functionality of a clip-on without losing the traditional Italian design elements. It should be noted that the clip-ons are as light as a credit card and they come in a slim, portable profile that can easily be kept in a jacket or a carry case. The best thing, of course, is that the Pleat, like all of the Bespoke Dudes’ designs are handmade in Italy and benefit from being crafted from the finest Italian acetate and hand-closed hinges.
Now you've read the full Bespoke Dudes Eyewear Review you can shop the latest The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear collection at OPUMO.
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