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Shining in the Big Easy
Krewe makes high-quality, uber-stylish sunglasses inspired by its New Orleans home base. They’re
a celebrity fave, with such wearers as Beyoncé, David Byrne and Meghan Markle. Think retro cat eyes, slick aviators and preppy-hip rectangles. Each pair is made by hand in small batches, so none is precisely the same. The St. Louis frame’s bold metal bridge is an homage to the cast-iron balconies found in the French quarter. The matte oyster frames
have the mottled, organic luster of natural shells. A second-chance warrantee offers free replacement for damaged sunglasses. $235,
  Unisex and sporty
Horizon I makes unisex sunglasses for the sporting set. The Slope model’s
gradients converge in the center, creating a look reminiscent of the Neo’s sunglasses in The Matrix movie trilogy. The curved lenses are distortion-free and provide 100 percent protection against UV rays, with anti-scratch and anti-reflection coatings for durability and to eliminate glare when the sun is behind you. The Slope includes three pairs of interchangeable lenses (gray, rose and clear) and a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. $89.99,
A heavyweight lightweight
Based in sleepy Watkinsville, Ga., family-owned Tifosi makes affordable, lightweight, shatterproof sunglasses that have become the leading brand in cycling. The Svago (Italian for fun) is ideal for fashionable athletes, with a no-slip fit. Tortoiseshell frames are teamed with brown polarized polycarbonate lenses that resist chips and breakage. Models with pale teal, black and crystal beige frames are available for a scant $25.
For the angler
They didn’t have protective eyewear in 1653, when Izaak Walton celebrated fishing in The Compleat Angler. Today’s anglers can reel in these Firehole sunglasses by Orvis, with polarized lenses that provide enhanced clarity of vision to spot elusive fish. Lenses are brinephobic— tech speak for repelling seawater—with an anti-reflective back coating. They look great, too. $119,

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