When I think of summer eyewear, I immediately go to classic tortoise frames.
Every summer, I put on a pair and attempt to emulate Cary Grant in North by Northwest or Marcello Mastroianni in Divorce Italian Style.
This classic style continues to be a favorite, as seen with LA’s buzziest new arrivals, Harry and Meghan.
With a summer tan, the tortoise shades evoke a glamorous style regardless of where you spend time in the summer heat.
BOLD DOTS eyewear launched this summer and provides two great silhouettes in the tortoise acetate.
The Madison is named for New York’s Madison Avenue.
The nose bridge draws inspiration from the finial atop Indian temples.
Made from Italian acetate, this sunglass comes in three color options: island havana ($187), bengal havana ($196), and crystal ($187).
The Bryant is named for New York’s Bryant Park.
With a rectangular frame, the nose bridge also draws inspiration from Indian finials.
The silhouette has an Italian acetate face with titanium arms.
The Bryant comes in three colors: black tortoise x gunmetal ($220), bengal havana x 24 karat gold ($200), and jungle havana x steel ($200).
About BOLD DOTS:
Bold Dots is a new contemporary eyewear brand founded by Akshar Patel. Patel draws inspiration from his interests in modern and contemporary architecture, his Indian heritage, and his global travels. The collection is created using high quality acetate from Milan and polished titanium, electroplated in many silhouettes with 24 karat gold. For every pair sold, Patel will donate a pair of glasses and funds for an eye examination to people in rural India.