If you're a long time reader of this blog, you'll surely be familiar with Banton Frameworks. With a passion for UK based manufacturing, the innovative optical frame makers keep their design and production processes in-house to create a sustainable product that provides their customers with the best quality glasses the best possible price.
Founded by Jamie Bartlett and Lucy Ross and based on the picturesque shores of Loch Banton just outside Glasgow, Banton Frameworks are pushing their range to the next level with the upcoming release of their new collection of minimal sunglasses - Profile. The range draws inspiration from the mid 20th century UK eyewear industry, while staying true to the functional design and utilitarian aesthetic that the pair's other collections have delivered.
The Profile series is precision machined from a premium Italian acetate that undergoes a three day rotational polishing process to give the frames an understated matt finish. All frames in the collection features classic detailing including a timeless keyhole bridge, solid stainless steel rivets and high quality CR39 lenses. For the sides, robust stainless steel uni-piece temples are durably coated with a PVD finish and fixed using stainless steel rivets and Banton's own five barrel hinges.
Positioned as a unisex design, the Profile collection consists of four matt finish colour models; black, tortoise, grey and blue. The frame is packaged inside a minimal black carton, secured shut with a tactile silicone band. Upon opening, the carton unfolds to reveal the bespoke hard-case in which the sunglasses are securely stowed. In addition to this, Banton Frameworks have their own in-house lens lab, therefore, if you require prescription sunlenses they can be added to your order.
Launching on May 2nd, the Profile collection is the perfect antidote to the over-priced, mass-manufactured designer sunglasses that litter the bars and beaches of holiday destinations the world over. Beautifully designed and incredibly well made, Banton Frameworks have created an instant classic. I'm particularly taken by the tortoiseshell pair and I can't wait to try them out on my next trip away.
For a limited time only, the Profile collection is available to pre-order with a 40% saving.
Price at Preorder: £79.00
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