British online retailer oki-ni team up with Italian sunglasses brand L.G.R to produce these Maputo two-tone sunglasses.
The story of L.G.R sunglasses is quite the romantic one. While travelling through Africa, Luca Gnecchi Ruscone discovered a box of colonial period sunglasses, fell in love with them and took them back to Italy with him. On his return to Italy, a lot of people showed interest in buying these sunglasses he had found, so he tracked down the original factory that produced them and re-opened it, to form L.G.R Sunglasses. Nice, isn’t it?
As for this precise pair, this is a collaborative effort between L.G.R and oki-ni, who are no newcomers to collaborative sunglasses (remember the Oakley’s they re-issued last year?). Taking L.G.R’s Maputo frame and bringing it back into production, oki-ni have brought them back to life, but only 40 pairs. Made from 8mm of cellulose acetate, the frame is split between a transparent bottom and a warm brown upper. The attention to detail on the production of these frames is amazing, be it the handmade craftsmanship or the polishing by hand at the end of the process. These frames look beyond classic, and will be sure to attract the right type of attention.
Finished with a nice bit of oki-ni branding on the inside of the arm, these sunglasses are available now from oki-ni for £260 a pair.