When Michael Bastian began collaborating with American optical company Randolph Engineering, the initial results were expected: utilitarian takes on surplus silhouettes like aviator shades. For this second go-round, these clip-on sunglasses came out of left field. A definite eye-opener in more ways than one, the tinted lenses don't flip-up, but clip right onto your own frames for a snug fit. Once indoors, it's a cinch to get them off. And if you want these smart looking tortoiseshell eyeglasses, you can buy them seperately. Made in the USA, the clip-ons also utilize Randolph Engineering's durable solder joints, and the lenses are made of impact-resistant polycarbonate. And they're a hell of a lot easier to tuck into pockets.
JD Clip-On, $85 at Randolph Engineering