New Luxury Eyewear – Leisure Society by Shane Baum

Although the term heirloom is thrown about with some frequency within the world of luxury watches and jewelry (more often than not in an attempt to justify astronomical prices), it is not often associated with the increasingly disposable arena of eyewear. Desirable as designer sunglasses may be, few brands employ the precious materials and timeless styling that merit packing away for future generations, enter Leisure Society by Shane Baum who are up-ing the opulence ante in this field.

Shane Baum debuted the Leisure Society collection in 2010, and has been adding beautiful, vintage-inspired limited edition styles that fuses precision craftsmanship with high fashion. Each piece is handmade in Japan and takes six hours to produce, using unique, exquisite materials.

Of Baum’s three latest designs, the Cavallet is cast in Titanium and plated in 18 or 12 karat gold, the Petite Vallee decorated with diamonds and sapphires, and the Casuarina boasts tigers eye in its temple. With prices starting at 450 Euros, these well designed frames are sure to be appreciated by more than one generation of eyewear aficionados.


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