Well crafted, timeless objects are always on my radar BUT rarely do I follow through and purchase them let alone even see them in person.
They often come along with a hefty price tag AND it’s generally difficult to convince my wife they fall in the “need to have” and not the “nice to have” category.
My old Rapha Classic Cycling Glasses fell apart after years of tender love, care AND also constant usage between home life, athletic life and life in general. I loved them BUT the design changed and I wanted something more classic.
As always, I started looking around for a new pair of sunglasses that struck a perfect balance of quality, price and general form & function; starting with the need, it quickly move to the want: Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck 1962 Foldable Frame Sunglasses.
The tricky thing with glasses is portability; I try to always be wearing a pocketed shirt, button up OR jacket to at least stand a chance of always having a spot for nearly everything, BUT these sunglasses and their foldable frame are next level.
+1 form AND +1 function! The unique colouring, attention to detail(s) and the idea that little has changed since 1962 had me sold, BUT at USD $500.00 they were a hard no.