Randolph Engineering's Aviator sunglasses are strong enough for the military and stylish too.
Photo by Teru Onishi
Randolph Engineering has been supplying the military with Aviator sunglasses for 30 years, so it goes without saying that the companyâ€™s shades do their job well. What sets the specs apart, though, is how great they look doing it. Menswear designer Michael Bastian has used the sunglasses in his runway shows for years, and has even collaborated with the Randolph-based business on two collections. Mary Waszkiewicz, Randolph ÂEngineeringâ€™s marketing manager, says Bastian just seems to â€śgetâ€ť the family-owned companyâ€™s Âaesthetic. â€śThe glasses always end up very utilitarian and masculine-looking,â€ť she says, â€śwhich is perfect.â€ť
Clockwise from top, â€śSportsmanâ€ť sunglasses, $159, Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering â€śCompassâ€ť sunglasses, $245, â€śP-3â€ť sunglasses, $129, Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering â€śAviator IIâ€ť sunglasses, $245, and â€śIntruderâ€ť sunglasses, $139, all Randolph Engineering; 781-961-6070, randolphusa.com.
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