To find affordable and good looking sunglasses can be a tough mission, especially with expensive designer brands taking most of the space in stores and online. But there are brands that do offer something else, and one of the newest additions to the market is The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear. Today we will take a closer look at the brand and my thoughts one of the sunglasses from the collection.
Most of the people that are reading this blog will probably know about The Bespoke Dudes by now, and something that I would call the leading Italian blog about craftsmanship and bespoke tailoring. This blog is run by the Italian gentleman Fabio Attanasio, who have been praised for his expertise and for spreading the word about unknown artisans.
Fabio wanted to take this a step further and recently launched The Bespoke Dude Eyewear along with his friend Andrea Viganò. The vision for the brand is to continue promoting the Italian image for its unique and excellent craftsmanship. The aim is to offer the connoisseurs a pair of handmade sunglasses, that stands out from the other brands with small details defining the creativity of the Italian artisans.
The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear sunglasses are handcrafted in Cadore in Italy by the finest materials that can be found. The lightweight acetate frames are provided by Mazzucchelli Varese, an Italian company that are famous for its production of one the finest acetate in the world. Lenses are also made in Italy to the highest standards and elegant frames with small details clearly shows that the brand do not compromise with quality.
Review of Cran
I decided that I wanted to try one of the sunglasses to see how they hold up in real life. I choose the Cran model as they fit perfectly on my nose and look balanced when worn. For the frames I wanted to stay classic and ended up choosing a pair in the so called classic tortoise with tobacco colored lenses.
The first thing that hit you is how lightweight and neat the sunglasses are. The acetate does of course contribute to the lightweight frames, but also the thoughtful design of the sunglasses. A closer look at the frames reveals small but interesting details that make them stand out in a good way. In the front, where the two ends of the arc meets, you can see that the two screws that are fastened are shaped like a bow-tie. The most common way is that two screws are shown in the front of the frames so this detail creates an interesting front of the sunglasses.
To make the sunglasses last even longer, the arc is fastened in the longer end with two screws instead of one that are used by most brands. This will also help the frames feel more sturdy and qualitative when folded together.
I have been a loyal follower of Fabio Attanasio and his blog The Bespoke Dudes since long and he never disappoints delivering interesting and qualitative insight of Italian artisans through his articles. This time is no different, but instead of articles, he does deliver one of the most affordable and best fitting sunglasses that I have ever worn.